The RedHawks 17th consecutive home win was the most dramatic.
Down to their final strike, down a run, the RedHawks rallied with two runs in the bottom of the ninth to escape with a 6-5 win over Albuquerque Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Jose Martinez's RBI double into the left-field corner tied the game. Center fielder George Springer followed with a walk-off, game-winning RBI single.
“You just go out and play. You have to believe,” Springer said. “Crazy stuff can happen.”
The RedHawks haven't lost at home since July 14th, the final game before the All-Star break.
During the streak, Oklahoma City has outscored opponents 107-51, batted .303 overall and .335 with runners in scoring position. The pitching staff has posted a 2.76 ERA during the streak.
“It's been incredible watching these guys, how they've come together, especially at home,” said manager Tony DeFrancesco. “I think the guys are tasting what will happen here at the end (of the season).”
Martinez's two-run single gave OKC a 4-3 lead in the fifth, but Albuquerque went up 5-4 on back-to-back, two-out RBI singles in the seventh from Brian Barden and Matt Angle.
In the ninth, RedHawks catcher Carlos Perez drew a leadoff walk off Isotopes closer Javy Guerra. Ruben Sosa sacrificed Perez to second, but Guerra struck out Trevor Crowe for the second out.
On a 1-2 pitch, Martinez ripped a double into the left-field corner to tie the game. Springer followed with a single in the hole between short and third. Angle's throw from left beat Martinez to the plate, but Martinez slid around the tag. After scoring, teammates mobbed him.
The home winning streak, the second longest in the minors since 2005, has helped the RedHawks (75-56) post the best record in the Pacific Coast League.
“This streak has been huge,” DeFrancesco said. “Teams get hot and cold. Everybody goes through it. We're fortunate we've been able to keep our losing streaks real short. Those are the type of things that put you over the hump.”
Longest home winning streaks in minors since 2005
19 Cedar Rapids Kernels (2010)
17 Oklahoma City RedHawks (2012)
17 Lansing Lugnuts (2007-08)