OKC RedHawks: RedHawks score in 10th, salvage doubleheader split with Cubs

Brett Wallace slugs two solo home runs for Oklahoma City.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 5, 2013
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The Oklahoma City RedHawks salvaged a doubleheader split Sunday against the Iowa Cubs. After the Cubs won the first game 5-2, OKC rebounded to win the nightcap 4-3 in 10 innings. The doubleheader was played before 5,156 fans and in 61-degree weather — quite the contrast to the first two scheduled games, which were snowed out.

AT THE PLATE

Brett Wallace hit two solo home runs in the second game, including a ninth-inning jab that gave OKC a brief 3-2 lead. Iowa came back in the bottom of the inning and tied it. ... Both teams finished with 11 hits in the second game. ... Carlos Perez had a fourth-inning solo homer in the first game that gave the RedHawks a brief 2-1 lead. Iowa rebounded in the bottom of the inning and took the lead for good with three runs. ... Former RedHawks and Houston Astros outfielder Brian Bogusevic had two doubles and two singles for Iowa. Bogusevic, who played 146 games for the Astros last season, is batting .418 so far.

ON THE MOUND

Kevin Chapman and Jose Valdez were both tagged with blown saves in the second game, although Valdez picked up the win. Valdez improved to 2-0, while Eric Berger notched his first save of the season. ... There were 18 total pitching changes Sunday. ... Former RedHawks starter Guillermo Moscoso started the first game for the Cubs. He threw four innings and gave up two runs on four hits. Moscoso walked three and struck out three in a no decision.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma City (18-11) and Iowa (10-17) close the series with a 12:05 p.m. game Monday at Principal Park. Right-hander Ross Seaton (0-1, 11.57) will start for the RedHawks. Righty Matt Garza (0-0, 0.00) will make an injury rehab start for Iowa. ... The RedHawks return to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday against the Tacoma Rainiers. Tickets are available at the Brick's box office.