OKC RedHawks: Seventh-inning homer keys Nashville's comeback victory over RedHawks

Oklahoma City begins a three-game series vs. Albuquerque at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 30, 2013
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NASHVILLE — Nashville scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday night and downed the Oklahoma City RedHawks 5-3 in Pacific Coast League baseball before 5,744 fans at Herschel Greer Stadium. Oklahoma City, which won the series 3-2, returns to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. Monday to begin a three-game set against division rival Albuquerque.

AT THE PLATE

With the game tied 3-3, the Sounds' Caleb Gindl hit a solo homer off reliever Eric Berger to key a two-run seventh inning. Gindl's home run was his ninth of the season. ... Jose Martinez gave Oklahoma City (44-39) a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning with his first home run of the season. ... Recent newcomers George Springer and Jon Singleton each had two hits for the RedHawks. ... The Hawks' Jonathan Villar tripled and then scored. But he also struck out a team-high three times.

ON THE MOUND

Neither starting pitcher — OKC's Phillip Humber nor Nashville's Johnnie Lowe — was particularly strong. But Nashville's bullpen was more effective than Oklahoma City's; Sounds relievers Tim Dillard, Michael Olmsted and Rob Wooten blanked the RedHawks on two hits, no walks and four strikeouts over the final 41/3 innings.

EXTRAS

Unless the teams meet in the postseason, Oklahoma City played its final game of the season at Greer Stadium. ... Springer is the only player in professional baseball to have 20 homers and 20 stolen bases. ... The RedHawks had a 14-16 record in the month of June. ... Right-hander Jarred Cosart (7-4, 3.05 ERA) is the scheduled starter for the RedHawks on Monday night. Lefty Aaron Laffey (3-3, 5.73) is Albuquerque's scheduled starter.