METAIRIE, La. — The RedHawks got their third straight one-run victory Thursday night, beating New Orleans 2-1 in the opener of a four-game series at Zephyr Field.
Starter Brad Peacock (4-2) pitched six innings, giving up three hits and one run while striking out seven.
The Oklahoma City bullpen held the Zephyrs hitless the rest of the way.
New Orleans' only run came on a second-inning solo homer by second baseman Nick Green.
The RedHawks' first run of the game came on an RBI single by George Springer in the top of the third. OKC (47-40) then took the lead in the fifth when Che-Hsuan Lin singled, advanced to third on a fielding error, and then scored on a wild pitch.
OKC WINS LATE WEDNESDAY
The RedHawks scored six runs in the first inning on their way to a 10-9 victory over Albuquerque in front of a season-high crowd of 11,103 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Wednesday night.
Second baseman Ruben Sosa went 3-for-4 to lead Oklahoma City and also notched two RBI. Dee Gordon and Brian Barden each had three hits for the Isotopes.
Wade LeBlanc, making his first start with OKC, pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits, walking five and striking out two. Reliever Kevin Chapman (1-2) earned the win.
RedHawks pitching tied a season high by giving up 11 walks in the game.
New Orleans starting pitcher Brian Flynn (2-9) took the loss, allowing two runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. The lefthander struck out six and walked three.
The RedHawks' series with the Zephyrs continues at 7 p.m. Friday. Right-hander Jake Buchanan (1-0, 3.60 ERA) is scheduled to start for Oklahoma City, while left-hander Duane Below (4-3, 2.64) will take the mound for New Orleans.
After wrapping up the series with New Orleans, Oklahoma City will head to Round Rock for a three-game set before returning home to face New Orleans again on July 11.