Redbirds Drop Series Finale With RedHawks

Redbirds Drop Series Finale With RedHawks

Memphis still takes the series win, 3-1.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Memphis Redbirds) – Three Oklahoma City pitchers combined to blank the Memphis Redbirds in an 11-0 shutout on Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in a finale of a four-game series.

RedHawks starting pitcher Wes Musick (1-0) began the game by tossing five scoreless innings of two-hit ball for the victory. He was followed by 3 2/3 of scoreless frames by Jarred Cosart.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak and moved Memphis (5-5) to one game behind the first place Omaha Storm Chasers.

The Redbirds offense was held to five singles and was unable to produce an extra-base hit for the first time in 2013.

First baseman Brock Peterson had three of Memphis’ five hits. Second baseman Kolten Wong and third baseman Ryan Jackson each added a hit.

Designated hitter Oscar Taveras went hitless to snap his five-game hitting streak.

The RedHawks sent eight batters to the dish and jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Nick Additon in the bottom of the first. After retiring the first batter of the frame, Additon surrendered a walk and three RBI singles to Brandon Laird, Trevor Crowe, and Marc Krauss.

Oklahoma City added two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 5-0 advantage. Jonathan Villar reached on a single, moved to second on a Robbie Grossman base hit, stole third base, and scored on a wild pitch. Grossman would then score on the subsequent sacrifice fly by Elmore.

The RedHawks tacked on their final six runs against reliever Maikel Cleto over the next two innings. Krauss accounted for Oklahoma City’s run in the fifth with a sacrifice fly before the RedHawks offense exploded for five additional runs in the next frame.

After Cleto quickly loaded the bases with a triple and pair of walks, the rehabbing Fernando Martinez hit an infield groundout for the first run. Two batters later after a passed ball for the next run, Jimmy Paredes belted a two-run double to center. That was followed with the second Krauss sacrifice fly of the evening.

Additon (0-1) allowed five runs on seven hits in four innings for the loss. The left-hander has received no runs of support through his first two starts this season.

Cleto was touched for six runs (five earned) on three hits and four walks in 1 1/3 innings.

Barret Browning stranded his lone inherited runner with 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Keith Butler worked around one hit for a scoreless frame in his Triple-A debut.
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