OKC RedHawks: Walk-off homer sends RedHawks to fifth consecutive loss

Oklahoma City leads 6-1 after four innings, but it fails to hold the lead late.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 15, 2013
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Cody Decker's three-run, walk-off homer gave Tucson an 8-6 Pacific Coast League baseball win over Oklahoma City late Wednesday night at Kino Stadium. The loss was the fifth straight for Oklahoma City (69-56), which started the current road trip on a franchise-record 12-game winning streak. The RedHawks remained two games ahead of second-place Albuquerque in the American Conference's Southern Division. The Hawks and Padres (66-59) wrapped up the four-game series late Thursday night. A final score was not available at press time.

AT THE PLATE

Decker's 15th homer of the season capped the Padres' comeback from a 6-1 deficit. He followed Jonathan Galvez and Jesus Merchan singles by hitting Hector Ambriz's 2-1 pitch over the left field fence. ... Oklahoma City had a 4-1 lead after two innings and a 6-1 advantage after four. Ruben Sosa led the Hawks with three hits. Trevor Crowe, Jimmy Paredes and Rene Garcia added two hits each. ... Decker was 0 for 3 and had stranded three runners before his ninth-inning homer.

ON THE MOUND

The Tucson bullpen blanked Oklahoma City on four hits over the final five innings. Kevin Quackenbush (7-2) earned the win. ... RedHawks starter Bobby Doran had a solid game before the bullpen imploded. Doran allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked two.