OKC RedHawks: Las Vegas pitchers too much for RedHawks

Oklahoma City maintains 4-game division lead despite second loss in three nights to 51s.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 11, 2013
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The Las Vegas 51s handed the Oklahoma City RedHawks a 4-1 Pacific Coast League baseball loss late Saturday night at Cashman Field. The RedHawks (69-52) maintained a four-game lead over second-place Albuquerque in the American Conference's Southern Division. The Hawks and 51s (64-55) played the final game of the series late Sunday night. Oklahoma City begins a four-game series in Tucson at 9:05 p.m. Monday.

ON THE MOUND

Las Vegas starter Rafael Montero gave up a run and two hits through seven innings. He struck out a season-high nine and walked just two. Relievers Greg Burke, Robert Carson and John Church blanked OKC on one hit the rest of the way. The RedHawks' three hits tied a season low for a nine-inning game.

AT THE PLATE

The RedHawks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on George Springer's home run, his 31st of the season and 12th since his promotion to Oklahoma City. The 51s answered with a run in the bottom of the first on Kirk Nieuwenhuis' homer. ... Las Vegas took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Brandon Hicks' single. ... Aside from Springer, Trevor Crowe and Rene Garcia had Oklahoma City's other hits.