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Oklahoma City RedHawks: Four pitchers combine to shut out Memphis Redbirds

Four RedHawks pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout to notch a 2-0 win over Memphis Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
BY MIKE BALDWIN Published: May 6, 2014
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Four RedHawks pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout to notch a 2-0 win over Memphis Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Starter Jake Buchanan improved to 2-3 by going seven innings, allowing only five hits and no walks. Josh Zeid picked up his fifth save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Oklahoma City scored both of its run in the fourth. With one out, Domingo Santana, Gregorio Petit and Max Stassi strung together three straight singles, Stassi’s hit driving in Santana.

After Carlos Perez walked to load the bases Carlos Perez’s RBI single to drive in Petit.

The RedHawks improved to 8-1 in series openers. Oklahoma City has won its past six series openers.

SINGLETON, OWENS HONORED

RedHawks first baseman Jon Singleton and pitcher Rudy Owens were named the Houston Astros’ Minor League Hitter and Pitcher for the month of April.

Singleton hit .293 with a Pacific Coast League leading nine home runs and also had 27 RBIs, second in the PCL. Owens went 2-0 with a 3.95 ERA in April.

PETIT IS SLIPPERY

In the RedHawks’ two-run fourth inning, Petit avoided an out that led to an insurance run. After rounding second base too far on Max Stassi’s RBI single, Petit was caught in a rundown between second and third.

Petit flopped to the ground when shortstop Luis Mateo tried to tag him. Third-base umpire Chris Gonzalez immediately signaled ‘safe.’ Petit scrambled to his feet and raced for third, later scoring the RedHawks’ second run.

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