OKC RedHawks: Walk-off homer sinks RedHawks in 10th inning
Oklahoma City has lost nine of its last 11 games, remains 21/2 games behind division-leading Albuquerque
SALT LAKE CITY — Kole Calhoun hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday night, and Salt Lake continued the woes of the Oklahoma City RedHawks with a 4-3 Pacific Coast League baseball victory.
Calhoun's 13th homer of the season capped a late comeback for Salt Lake, which rallied from a two-run deficit to the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning. The walk-off homer, witnessed by what remained from a crowd of 7,597 at Spring Mobile Ballpark, came off Hector Ambriz.
The Bees (59-58) ruined what was a nice effort from Oklahoma City starter Ross Seaton, a recent call up from Double-A Corpus Christi. The right-hander held Salt Lake to a run, three hits and a walk in 51/3 innings. He struck out five.
And then the RedHawks' oft-maligned bullpen failed to hold the lead.
A highlight for Oklahoma City (63-53) was Fernando Martinez' two-run homer in the fifth inning that gave the Hawks a 3-1 lead. Martinez' 13th homer of the season came on the first pitch offered by reliever Andrew Taylor.
Oklahoma City, a loser in nine of its last 11 games, remained at least 21/2 games behind division-leading Albuquerque, which played Tucson late Monday night. The RedHawks try to end the skid at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday in the third game of the series against Salt Lake.
Right-hander Jose Cisnero (2-0, 1.29 ERA), who has the only two pitching victories during the RedHawks' current funk, is the scheduled starter.
The RedHawks will get a temporary boost to the lineup Tuesday night as Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro joins the team on an injury rehabilitation assignment. Castro has spent the last three games with Corpus Christi.
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