NASHVILLE — Mike Hessman connected on his 20th home run of the season Tuesday night, helping Oklahoma City beat Nashville 10-6 in Pacific Coast League baseball at Greer Stadium.
Hessman's three-run homer came in the third inning before 3,025 fans. That gave Oklahoma City a 5-2 lead and moved the RedHawks' slugger within 18 of the modern single-season franchise record for home runs. Dave Roberts had 38 in 1965 for the Oklahoma City 89ers. Jimmy Paredes also homered for the RedHawks, his sixth of the season coming in the first inning.
Nashville (28-44) rallied to tie the game 5-5, before Oklahoma City took control. The RedHawks (42-29) scored four times in the top of the eighth inning behind doubles from Scott Moore and Brad Snyder, a pair of bases-loaded walks and a two-run error. Angel Sanchez's ninth-inning, RBI double was Oklahoma City's sixth extra-base hit of the game.
Snyder extended his hit streak to a team-best 16 games.
Brett Wallace played his first game since he was sent back to the RedHawks by the Houston Astros. The third baseman was 2 for 4, including a double.
The RedHawks, who are 12-1 vs. Nashville this season, continue the series at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Bass (1-1, 4.57 ERA) is the RedHawks' scheduled starting pitcher. Oklahoma City will face Sounds right-hander Seth McClung (1-8, 4.75).