RedHawks open Astros era with win at Memphis

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 7, 2011

REDHAWKS 8, MEMPHIS 7

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Houston Astros era of the Oklahoma City RedHawks got off to a quick start Thursday night at AutoZone Park.

The first four RedHawks batters reached base, and the RedHawks quickly built a 5-1 lead before holding on late for the win.

Jordan Lyles, the consensus No. 1 prospect in the Astros' system, went four innings, giving up three runs and seven hits while walking two.

Brian Bogusevic was 3 for 4 with a solo home run in the sixth inning. He was one of five RedHawks with multiple hits.

Every starter other than leadoff hitter J.B. Shuck, including Lyles, had at least one hit.

Memphis made it interesting, scoring three in the eighth inning and one in the ninth inning before Jose Valdez got Matt Carpenter to ground out to end the game with the tying run on first.

KOZMA DEBUTS AT TRIPLE-A

Across the field, the game was the Triple-A debut of Owasso graduate Pete Kozma.

Kozma was 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly.

Kozma was the Cardinals' first-round pick in 2007.

LIMITED SEATS REMAIN FOR OPENING NIGHT

A limited number of seats remain for the RedHawks' home opener April 15 against Albuquerque at RedHawks Field at Bricktown, the team announced.

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