OKC RedHawks: Oklahoma City beats Albuquerque, extends lead over Isotopes to seven games

RedHawks extend franchise-record home win streak to 16 games.
by Michael Baldwin Published: August 19, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma City's Jon Singleton (23) fouls the ball off of his foot in the first inning during a minor league baseball game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Oklahoma City RedHawks at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Jon Singleton (23) fouls the ball off of his foot in the first inning during a minor league baseball game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Oklahoma City RedHawks at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

REDHAWKS 6, ISOTOPES 2

The RedHawks took advantage of seven Albuquerque walks to breeze to a 6-2 win in front of 3,553 fans Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Posting their franchise-record 16th consecutive home win, the RedHawks increased their lead to seven games over Albuquerque in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. Round Rock is in second, six games behind OKC.

Bobby Doran, promoted earlier this month from Double-A, allowed only three hits and one earned run in seven innings to improve to 2-0.

SPRINGER LEADS HR CHASE

The player in the minors that hits the most home runs is given the Joe Bauman Award, named after a first baseman who never played in the majors but slammed 72 home runs for the Roswell Rockets in 1954.

RedHawks center fielder George Springer leads the minors with 35 home runs. Four players have 31 homers, including Indianapolis right fielder Andrew Lambo and highly touted Minnesota third base prospect Miguel Sano, who has 31 for New Britain in Double-A.


by Michael Baldwin
Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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