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OKC RedHawks: Tucson hands RedHawks fourth consecutive loss

Oklahoma City's George Springer has second inside-the-park homer of the season.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 14, 2013

The Oklahoma City RedHawks could not keep pace with the Tucson Padres late Tuesday night, dropping a 13-6 Pacific Coast League baseball decision before 2,930 fans at Kino Stadium. Oklahoma City (69-55) has lost five of its first six games on the road trip; the RedHawks tried to snap a four-game skid late Wednesday night at Tucson (65-59). The final score was not available at press time.


George Springer had a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the first inning. Springer hit the ball off the top of the 40-foot-high batter's eye. Tucson center fielder Reymond Fuentes, playing in just his fourth game with the Padres, did not realize the ball was in play. Springer continued to round the bases and notched his second inside-the-park homer since July 27. ... Tucson came back with five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Although OKC tied the game 5-5 in the fourth, the Padres took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning with two runs. ... Trevor Crowe and Brandon Laird both had three hits for the RedHawks.


OKC starter Asher Wojciechowski was rocked for six earned runs on eight hits in five innings. He fell to 7-6 on the season.