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OKC RedHawks: RedHawks blow three-run lead, lose finale at Las Vegas

Oklahoma City jumped to a 3-0 lead, but 51s recover with two runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 12, 2013
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Oklahoma City blew a three-run lead and dropped a 4-3 Pacific Coast League baseball decision to Las Vegas late Sunday night at Cashman Field. Las Vegas won three of four games in the series. Oklahoma City (69-53) played at Tucson late Monday night. The final score was not available at press time.

AT THE PLATE

Brandon Laird's RBI-grounder and two-out, run-scoring doubles from Jon Singleton and Jose Martinez gave Oklahoma City a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. It was all Las Vegas from there. The 51s scored twice in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings. ... Marwin Gonzalez's two-out single in the ninth was the RedHawks' only hit over the final five innings.

ON THE MOUND

Aside from the fourth inning, Las Vegas starter Chris Schwinden was tough. He threw six innings and did not allow a run or hit outside of the fourth inning. ... With Gonzalez representing the tying run in the ninth inning, Las Vegas reliever Rob Carson struck out Singleton to end the game and earn his ninth save. ... David Martinez made his Triple-A debut for OKC. He allowed four runs on seven hits in 41/3 innings. Martinez had been playing with Double-A Corpus Christi, where he was a 14-2 with a 2.02 ERA.