TACOMA, Wash. — Nick Franklin’s two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning drove home the winning run, and Tacoma trimmed Oklahoma City 4-3 on Sunday in Pacific Coast League baseball at Cheney Stadium.
Ty Kelly crossed with the game-winner after leading off the inning with a walk. He advanced to second on Kevin Chapman’s wild pitch and went to third on Ji-Man Choi’s ground out. After Chapman struck out Xavier Nady, Franklin ripped a single to right field.
It was the second consecutive game Oklahoma City has lost in extra innings to the Rainiers, who started the series with a last-place 33-41 record. Going into Sunday night’s late games, the RedHawks (42-36) were a game behind division leader Omaha.
A crowd of 6,254 watched Oklahoma City blow a 3-0 lead. The Rainiers scored twice in the bottom of the third inning and the tied score in the third inning.
Erik Castro led the RedHawks with two hits. Mark Krauss added two RBIs, and Ronald Torreyes scored two runs. Gregorio Petit’s 14-game hitting streak ended; he was 0 for 4. Petit had hit safely in 19 of 20 games before Sunday’s oh-fer.
The series continues at 8:05 p.m. Monday. Right-hander Asher Wojciechowski (0-0, 4.91) is the RedHawks’ scheduled pitcher. Lefty James Gillheeney (3-6, 5.36) will throw for Tacoma.