DES MOINES, Iowa — Joe Sclafani scored on a passed ball, and the Oklahoma City RedHawks held on for a 2-1 win in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Iowa Cubs on Saturday.
In the first of the two seven-inning games, Eli Whiteside drilled a walk-off single to score Jonathan Mota as the Cubs came from five runs down to win 6-5.
The RedHawks’ Marc Krauss had a first-inning RBI single in Game 2. Starter Rudy Owens (5-4) went 61/3 innings, allowing six hits and a run with seven strikeouts. Jorge De Leon got the final two outs for his first save.
In Game 1, the RedHawks got out to an early 5-0 lead as they knocked around Cubs starter Dan Straily, who was making his Principal Park debut after being acquired in a trade from Oakland on July 5.
Krauss and Preston Tucker had two hits apiece for OKC. But Jason Stoffel (2-3) allowed two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning as the Cubs rallied to win.
The Oklahoma City-to-Houston shuffle continued Saturday as the Astros recalled Brett Oberholtzer for his fourth with the club this season. He started Saturday night’s game against Boston.
The RedHawks and Cubs play the final game before the Triple-A All-Star break at 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Mike Foltynewicz (6-6, 4.78 ERA) will start for OKC.