PAPILLION, Neb. — The Oklahoma City RedHawks moved back into first place Sunday with a 4-3 victory over division-rival Omaha in a Pacific Coast League baseball game at Werner Park. The RedHawks (34-30) salvaged a split in the four-game series after Omaha (33-30) won the first two games.
Oklahoma City bounced Omaha starter Bruce Chen — on an injury rehab assignment by the Kansas City Royals — for four runs on 10 hits in four innings.
Domingo Santana and Joe Sclafani had run-scoring singles, and Matt Duffy added a two-run homer. Duffy’s blast was his first homer at the Triple-A level. He recently joined the RedHawks after a promotion from Double-A Corpus Christi.
Max Stassi and Ronald Torreyes added two hits for the RedHawks.
Omaha never led in the game, although it had a chance. The Storm Chasers already had a run in and still had the bases loaded with none out in the bottom of the second inning. But Oklahoma City starting pitcher Jake Buchanan escaped the jam, allowing just one more run, that on a double-play ball.
OKC relievers Alex White and Josh Zeid blanked the Storm Chasers the final two innings on two hits and a walk. White picked up his second hold of the season, and Zeid notched a team-best seventh save of the year.
The RedHawks return to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game Monday against Salt Lake. Oklahoma City will be home for eight consecutive games, which includes a four-game set against Las Vegas.