DES MOINES, Iowa — Oklahoma City continued to skid in its Pacific Coast League baseball series with Iowa. The RedHawks were swept by the Cubs 2-1 and 4-3 on Sunday before 4,899 fans at Principal Park. Oklahoma City has lost four straight to the Cubs and five straight overall. The Hawks (27-23) try to avoid a sweep with a 1:05 single game Monday.
AT THE PLATE
Oklahoma City's previously tough batting order was limited to six total hits Sunday. Jake Elmore, recently sent back to Oklahoma City by the parent Houston Astros, had three hits. ... The RedHawks struck out 15 times Sunday. ... Catcher Jason Jaramillo's batting average dipped to .129. ... Iowa struck early in the second game, scoring three runs in the first inning.
ON THE MOUND
Iowa starter Barrett Loux was exceptional in the first game. He limited Oklahoma City to a run on three hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out six. Blake Parker notched save No. 7. ... RedHawks starter Brett Oberholtzer was solid in the first game, allowing two runs on four hits in 51/3 innings. The Hawks' second game starter, Philip Humber, wasn't too shabby. He just fell victim to a costly RedHawks error. Humber allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk. He struck out four in five innings.