The Oklahoma City RedHawks set a franchise record Thursday night with a 14th consecutive win at home. The first-place Hawks beat the New Orleans Zephyrs 9-5 in a Pacific Coast League baseball game before 4,951 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma City (37-23) also tied a franchise record by winning its ninth game overall.
AT THE PLATE
*Scott Moore raised his batting average to .330 for Oklahoma City. The third baseman fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, although he did finish 4 for 4. Moore had two singles, a double and a home run. He finished with four RBIs. ... Moore's seventh homer of the season gives OKC 72, which leads the PCL. ... Jimmy Paredes and Brad Snyder, each batting over .300, had two hits apiece. Paredes doubled and scored twice. ... Veteran major leaguer Gaby Sanchez, recently sent to Triple-A New Orleans by the Florida Marlins, walked twice and scored a run. He did not have a hit.
ON THE MOUND
*Oklahoma City starting pitcher Paul Clemens improved to 7-4 and lowered a husky earned run average to 6.10. He gave up four runs on eight hits and walked three. Clemens benefitted from the RedHawks' strong offense, which gave him a 9-1 lead after four innings. Oklahoma City belted New Orleans starter J.D. Martin (3-5) for eight runs on seven hits in 31/3 innings.
*The RedHawks try to set the franchise record for consecutive overall wins at 7:05 p.m. Friday at The Brick. Right-hander Aneury Rodriguez (2-5, 6.85) is the scheduled starter for Oklahoma City. Righty Alex Sanabia (3-4, 3.73) will pitch for New Orleans.
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