The Oklahoma City RedHawks continued to pummel the Texas Rangers' top farm team. Oklahoma City, in its second year as the Houston Astros affiliate — after the previous 28 with the Rangers — used another big inning Sunday afternoon to whip the Round Rock Express 9-4 before 3,879 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The first-place RedHawks (16-8) scored six runs in the fifth inning to take control of the Pacific Coast League game. It was the third time in the four-game series at the Brick that Oklahoma City scored six times in an inning. For the four-game series, the RedHawks throttled Round Rock's pitching staff for 34 runs on 51 hits.
AT THE PLATE
*The RedHawks' J.B. Shuck continued to show he was a capable replacement for previous leadoff hitter Brian Bixler, who was called up during the weekend by the Astros. Shuck was 3 for 5 with two RBIs on Sunday. For the last two games of the series, Shuck was 8 for 10.
*Twice on Sunday, Shuck and No. 2 batter Angel Sanchez had back-to-back RBI hits.
*Shuck, Sanchez, Scott Moore and Brad Snyder had two RBIs each. Moore is batting a team-best .407, and Snyder is not too far behind at .341.