The Oklahoma City RedHawks tied a team record for runs and won their ninth straight game by beating Colorado Springs 24-5 on Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in the opener of a four-game series.
AT THE PLATE
Brandon Laird homered and drove in seven runs for the RedHawks. Jonathan Singleton hit a first-inning grand slam and added an RBI double in the eighth.
George Springer drove in four runs and scored five.
Kent Matthes homered for the Sky Sox.
ON THE MOUND
RedHawks reliever Eric Berger (4-3) went 1 1/3 innings and picked up the win.
Former RedHawk Armando Galarraga (0-1) had a rough start. He allowed eight runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. Former St. Louis Cardinal Mitchell Boggs came out of the bullpen and allowed seven runs, three earned, on eight hits in an inning of work.
All five pitchers who took the mound for Colorado Springs on Saturday night have spent significant time in the major leagues. They hold a combined record of 130-148 in 854 MLB games.
The series continues at 6:05 p.m. Sunday night in Bricktown. Jake Buchanan (3-2, 3.08 ERA) will start for the RedHawks, opposed by Colorado Springs' Chris Volstad (5-3, 4.78).