MEMPHIS — Ronald Torreyes had five hits, and Robbie Grossman and Domingo Santana added solo home runs to help Oklahoma City outlast Memphis 12-10 in a wild Pacific Coast League baseball game Friday night at AutoZone Park.
A crowd of 5,771 watched the hometown Redbirds come back from an 11-0 deficit with two runs in the seventh inning and eight more in the eighth inning. But Jason Stoffel managed to retire Memphis in order in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the OKC win.
The teams combined for 34 hits, inclduing nine for extra bases. The only error in the 3-hour, 20-minute game came in the eighth inning, a miscue by Oklahoma City third baseman Jonathan Meyer that led to four unearned runs.
Before Memphis (23-25) made its big comeback, Oklahoma City (27-22) bounced Redbirds starter Tim Cooney for six runs on 12 hits in four innings. That was more than enough for RedHawks starter David Martinez, who blanked Memphis on three hits, two walks and five strikeouts in six innings.
Hawks reliever Bobby Doran imploded, however. He gave up six runs on six hits and a walk in an inning that allowed Memphis to make a game of it.
Former Owasso High standout Pete Kozma led Memphis with three hits. Oscar Taveras added two hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning.
Oklahoma City and Memphis continue the series at 6:05 p.m. Saturday. Mike Foltynewicz (3-3, 3.86) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the RedHawks. Zach Petrick (2-1, 3.57) will throw for Memphis.
•The RedHawks’ parent team, the Houston Astros, sent pitcher Josh Zeid to Oklahoma City in exchange for pitcher Rudy Owens. Zeid did not pitch Friday night, but Owens received immediate work as he started the Astros’ game against Seattle.