Fernando Martinez tied his season high with three RBIs as the Oklahoma City RedHawks opened a four-game series against Omaha with a 5-2 win on Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The RedHawks (29-23) scored five runs in the first two innings to win their second straight.
At the plate
Besides Martinez's big night, Brett Wallace and Marc Krauss led the RedHawks with two hits each.
Omaha scraped together three hits. Willy Taveras had a triple and an RBI.
On the mound
RedHawks starter Jarred Cosart (5-2) allowed two runs on three hits, striking out four. He walked a season-high seven batters.
After three innings of hitless relief by Jason Stoffel, Jose Valdez closed for his 11th save.
Storm Chasers starter Chris Dwyer (4-3) took the loss.
The Houston Astros recalled right-hander Brad Peacock on Tuesday after sending outfielder Robbie Grossman back to Triple-A. Peacock was 1-2 in four starts with a 4.98 ERA and 27 strikeouts. ... Outfielder Jonathan Singleton was slated to start the season with the RedHawks before he was suspended 50 games for failing a minor league drug test due to marijuana use. Singleton has served his time, and made his season debut at Class A Quad Cities on Tuesday night. He homered in the River Bandits' 7-5 win over Kane County. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told the Houston Chronicle that Singleton will wind up in Oklahoma City at some point this season.
The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday night in Bricktown. The RedHawks have not named a starting pitcher. Omaha will send left-hander Ryan Verdugo (2-2, 4.44 ERA) to the mound.
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