Sacramento downs RedHawks 3-0
Sacramento, the top team in the Pacific Coast League at 26 games above .500, won a pitcher's duel Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Brett Anderson, The Oklahoman's 2006 High School Player of the Year from Stillwater, tossed six shutout innings in his fifth rehabilitation start to pick up the win.
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The Rivercats took a 1-0 lead in the first on Josh Donaldson's solo home run. In the sixth, Collin Cowgill led off with a triple that sliced away from converted OKC center fielder Jimmy Paredes. Cowgill scored on Kila Ka'aihue's sacrifice fly. Anthony Recker added a solo homer in the ninth.
HOME SWEET HOME
RedHawks left-hander Brett Oberholtzer was a tough-luck loser. In five home starts, Oberholtzer is 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA. At the Brick, opponents are batting .208 against Oberholtzer, a 23-year-old Delaware product acquired by the Astros a year ago in a trade with the Braves.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Including catcher Jason Castro, who is on a rehabilitation stint with Oklahoma City, the Red Hawks since July 23 have added 10 new players from either Double-A Corpus Christi or outside the organization. Five players made their home debut Friday night. Only nine players on the current active roster were on OKC's opening day roster.
RESTED AND READY
The loss Friday night was rare for the RedHawks following a day off. In fact it was their first loss following a scheduled day off all season. Including rainouts, Oklahoma City is 10-2 after not playing the day before.
In the second game of an eight-game homestand at 7:05 Saturday night, the RedHawks will throw lefty Rudy Owens (0-0). Sacramento counters with right-hander Brad Peacock (9-7), one of the Oakland A's top prospects.
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