RedHawks second baseman Jake Elmore, hitting .447, singled in the first to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. Elmore reached base safely four times to increase his on-base percentage to .519. Elmore also stole two bases. ... Left fielder Trevor Crowe went hitless the first two games of the season, but had a single Tuesday night to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. ... Outfielder Fernando Martinez, in Oklahoma City on a rehabilitation assignment for a strained oblique, was 0-for-10 before collecting his first hit, an opposite-field single in the eighth. ... Eric Berger, who the Astros obtained in a trade on Monday with Cleveland, pitched a shutout eighth inning in his RedHawks debut. ... Reserve infielder Ruben Sosa was sent to extended spring training and has been replaced on the roster by Andy Simunic, who hit .297 last year in Double-A.
The second game of a four-game series with Round Rock, the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, is Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at the Brick. RedHawks left-hander Rudy Owens (0-1, 0.00) faces Round Rock right-hander Randy Wells (0-2, 6.30).