After returning home from a successful West Coast road trip, the RedHawks lost 2-1 to El Paso Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
In the opening game of an eight-game homestand, Oklahoma City took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Matt Duffy’s sacrifice fly that scored Joe Sclafani, who doubled to lead off the inning.
El Paso second baseman Taylor Lindsey, obtained by the Padres in the Huston Street trade to the Angels, doubled and scored on a ground out in the fifth.
The Chihuahuas took the lead in the eighth when losing pitcher Paul Clemons walked the first two hitters.
In an attempt to turn an inning-ending double play, Sclafani rushed the play, booting a ground ball that allowed Lawton product Rico Noel to score the go-ahead run.
Sclafani had three hits. Right fielder Jeff Francoeur, who collected 1,211 hits in 10 Major League seasons with the Braves, Mets, Royals, Rangers, Giants and Padres, drove in the game-winning run for El Paso.
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