With the wind blowing out to right field, the Oklahoma City RedHawks hit the ball up and out on four occasions in a 6-2 win Monday against the Salt Lake Bees at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Matt Duffy hit three home runs, giving him four in the past two days, and Domingo Santana hit another to lead OKC.
Duffy is the first RedHawk to homer three times in a game since Mike Hessman in 2012 and joins names such as Nelson Cruz and Chad Tracy as one of six in franchise history to accomplish the feat.
The RedHawks (35-30) also scored two runs in the fifth thanks to RBIs from Gregorio Petit and L.J. Hoes.
The win allowed OKC to retain its half-game lead on Iowa in the Pacific Coast American Northern Division.
TROPEANO GETS THE WIN
Nick Tropeano kept up his strong pitching, going seven innings and allowing only two runs on four hits and striking out seven. Tropeano improved to 3-3 on the year with a 2.30 ERA. Tropeano threw eight scoreless innings in his June 2 start against Memphis.
Ross Seaton and Kevin Chapman each threw an inning of scoreless relief in Monday’s win.
HERNANDEZ STAYS HOT
Second baseman Enrique Hernandez extended his hit streak to seven games with a first-inning single. Hernandez went 1-for-4 in the game and is now hitting .299 for the season.
Oklahoma City had 12 hits collectively, with Duffy and Hoes each going 3-for-4.
OKC faces Salt Lake in the second of a four-game series Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.