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OKC RedHawks: Memphis uses long ball to top RedHawks

The Redbirds hit three home runs on Monday night, sending the RedHawks to their fourth loss in last five games
From staff reports Published: April 21, 2014
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The Memphis Redbirds belted three home runs in route to a 7-4 win over the Oklahoma City RedHawks at AutoZone Park in Memphis on Monday night.

The RedHawks (11-8) took the first lead in the second inning on a home run by Max Stassi. It was Stassi’s third consecutive game with a home run.

Memphis (10-8) answered when former Owasso standout Pete Kozma hit his first home run of the season in the third inning, tying the score at 1-1.

Oklahoma City regained the lead in the fourth when Stassi picked up his second RBI of the night on a sacrafice fly. Domingo Santana followed with a RBI single to make it 3-1.

The RedHawks failed to hold the lead once again as Stephen Piscotty led off the Redbirds’ half of the fourth with a homer, and Ed Easley an RBI single later in the inning.

The game stayed tied until the bottom of the seventh when Greg Garcia hit a two-run homer to give the Redbirds the lead for good.

Jorge Rondon picked up his first win, allowing one run over 1.1 innings.

With the loss, the RedHawks have now dropped four of their last five games.

The two teams will finish the four-game series at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday morning.