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RedHawks beat Reno 2-1

By Ed Godfrey, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Published: August 17, 2011
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RedHawks 2, Aces 1

Oklahoma City won its second in a row over Reno with a 2-1 victory over the Aces Wednesday night.

Lucas Harrell pitched a gem for the RedHawks as the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, fanning four and walking two.

Harrell, who was claimed on waivers by the Astros from the White Sox just before the All-Star break, is now 4-1 in seven starts with the RedHawks and lowered his ERA to 2.17.

Harrell also delivered what proved to be the game-winning hit, ripping an RBI single down the left-field line as the RedHawks scored twice in the second inning. Second baseman Jose Vallejo also had an RBI single in the frame.

Reno scored a run in the eighth off the RedHawks' bullpen and threatened in the ninth, but reliever Juan Abreu fanned Aces catcher Konrad Schmidt with runners on first and second to end the game.

It was Abreu's second save since reporting to Oklahoma City Aug. 1 after being traded to Houston from Atlanta as part of the Michael Bourn deal.

It was the RedHawks' eighth win in the last 11 games.

AT THE PLATE

RedHawks shortstop Anderson Hernandez extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a third-inning single. Hernandez is closing in the RedHawks' longest hitting streak of the season, which is 17 games by catcher Robinson Cancel.

TRIVIA OF THE GAME

The Pacific Coast League record for consecutive games with a hit in a single season is 61 by Joe DiMaggio of San Francisco in 1933.

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