NASHVILLE — The Oklahoma City RedHawks dropped their third straight game and second against the Nashville Sounds on Saturday, falling 8-1 in a Pacific Coast League game at Herschel Greer Stadium.
The Sounds (58-50) jumped ahead early with two runs in the second. Sean Halton doubled home a run and later scored on Shawn Zarraga’s sacrifice fly.
Oklahoma City starting pitcher Rudy Owens recovered from the rocky second inning but faced trouble again in the seventh. Irving Falu hit a two-run, two-out single to up Nashville’s lead to 4-0.
Owens fell to 5-5 on a night he threw seven innings, allowed four runs on eight hits and struck out two. He did not issue any walks.
The RedHawks (53-56) scored their only run in the eighth on Carlos Perez’s home run, his fifth of the season.
Nashville put away the game with four runs in the eighth. Halton and Zarraga each drove in two runs in the inning.
Halton was 2 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Zarraga was 1 for 3 with three RBIs.
Nashville’s Kyle Heckathorn (3-2) earned the victory.
OKC and the American Southern Division-leading Sounds return for Game 3 of a four-game set at 6:35 p.m. Sunday. Nick Tropeano (6-4, 2.38 ERA) is scheduled to start for the RedHawks.