W – Rowe (4-2)
HR – Botts (11), Cruz (10), Hulett (5), West (5)
43-41, 2.5 GB
The RedHawks teed off on Omaha starter Scott Elarton, tagging him for seven runs and four long balls in just four innings.
Every player except Chris Stewart (who was 1-for-5) had two hits on the night.
Second baseman Tug Hulett (.256/.347/.375), DH Jason Botts (.320/.427/.544), RF Nelson Cruz (.345/.416/.759) and 3B Kevin West (.277/.330/.415) all homered. Cruz and West also doubled.
Steven Rowe got the win in relief, tossing four innings of one run, four-hit ball. He walked none and fanned three.
Reliever Wes Littleton threw two scoreless innings while Randy Williams got a shutout ninth.
7-4, 1.5 GU
The RoughRiders were off on Tuesday. They travel to Arkansas for July 4th.
L – Altman (0-2)
HR – Mehl (4)
4-9, 4.0 GB
Third baseman Chris Davis had just one single in five at-bats, but it extended his hitting streak to 23 games.
Right fielder Jon Weber and catcher Brian Valichka each had three hits, including a double.
Centerfielder Truan Mehl was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer.
Shortstop David Peterson, who is 10-for-22 since joining the Blaze, had four singles in five plate appearances.
DH Taylor Teagarden raised his average to .330 with two hits – including a double – in five at-bats.
Starter Michael Schlact gave up six runs – five earned – on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out four.
L – Gudex (2-3)
5-7, 2.5 GB
Zach Phillips walked five batters in just 5 2/3 innings, leading to five runs. He also allowed five hits while striking out just one.
First baseman Mauro Gomez was 3-for-5 with a double while right fielder David Paisano singled three times in five at-bats.
Third baseman John Whittleman was 1-for-3 with two walks.
Though K.C. Herren had just one hit in five at-bats, it was his 10th triple of the season.
Brennan Garr threw a scoreless inning, striking out two.
L – Holland (0-2)
7-8, 2.0 GU
Second baseman Matt Lawson was 1-for-3 with a double, the team's only extra base hit of the game. He also swiped his fourth base of the year.
Derek Holland yielded three runs on two hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings. He fanned four.
Keisuke Ueno gave up just a hit and a walk in 2 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out five. The Japan native has allowed just two earned runs in 11 1/3 innings this season.
L – De Los Santos (0-1)
5-5, 4.0 GB
Reliever Geuris Grullon, a 6-foot-5 lefty, fanned six in 2 1/3 hitless innings. He walked one.
Left fielder Eric Fry and third baseman Emmanuel Solis each singled twice. Solis also made two errors in the field, totaling five on the young season.
DH Mike Main was 1-for-4 with a double. It was his first extra base hit as a pro. Main has yet to see action on the mound.
W – Ogando (3-0)
HR – Puello (2)
Designated hitter Alberto Puello was 1-for-4 with his second home run of the season.
First baseman Jairo Valdez (2/4), left fielder Guillermo Pimentel (2/4), and centerfielder Edward Alfonzo (2/4, 2 2B) had two hits apiece.
Starter Kelvin Borjas allowed three runs in six innings. He gave up four hits, walked one, and struck out four.
The fireballing Alexi Ogando got the win with two scoreless innings. Ogando punched out two.