L – Lee (1-3)
69-69, 1.5 GB
The RedHawks dropped another important decision to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
Veteran lefty Derek Lee suffered the loss after giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings.
Left-hander A.J. Murray walked three in two innings, but he didn't allow a run.
Victor Diaz (2/5), Desi Relaford (2/3, 2B, BB), Nate Gold (2/4, 2B), and Kevin Mahar (2/4, 2B) each had two hits.
Kevin West was 0-for-1, but walked three times.
Reliever Ezequiel Astacio, who has struggled since returning from the disabled list, coughed up four runs in one inning.
W – Chenard (3-7)
SV – Ingram (26)
HR – Murphy (11), Benjamin (10)
35-29, 3.0 GB
Kenneth Chenard turned in by far his best outing of the season, as he struck out 11 batters while allowing only one run on one hit in five innings.
The 28-year-old right-hander now has 87 strikeouts in 63.2 innings with Double-A Frisco this season.
Shortstop Casey Benjamin and DH Steve Murphy each went 1-for-4 with a home run.
Infielder Thomas Berkery – who was promoted to Frisco on Wednesday – was 0-for-4 in his Double-A debut.
Closer Jesse Ingram fanned four batters in 1 2/3 hitless innings to earn his 26th save of the season.
W – Walker (8-13)
SV – Marte (11)
27-38, 13.0 GB
Andy Walker pitched well for the third consecutive start, as he allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings. He scattered nine hits, walked none, and fanned three.
Catcher Brian Valichka raised his average to .272 with three singles and a walk in four plate appearances.
Craig Gentry (2/5), Max Ramirez (2/5, 2B), and Freddie Thon (2/5) all had two hits.
Elvis Andrus singled and walked twice while John Whittleman doubled and walked once.
W – Jones (4-1)
SV – Lueke (5)
HR – Gomez (21)
27-38, 13.5 GB
Left-handed pitcher Beau Jones (2.52 ERA/.223 BAA) allowed three runs – two earned – on five hits in five innings for the L-Kings on Wednesday. He walked two and struck out eight.
First baseman Mauro Gomez hit his 21st home run of the season, tying him for second place in the Midwest League home run race.
Jose Vallejo (2/4), K.C. Herren (2/4, 2B), and David Paisano (3/4, 2B) also had multiple hits.
Shortstop Marcus Lemon (.260/.354/.358) doubled and was hit by a pitch.
Relief pitchers Chris Dennis and Josh Lueke each hurled two innings of shutout ball.
L – Tatusko (3-6)
31-37, 1.5 GB
Ryan Tatusko lost for the sixth time in nine decisions despite pitching well on Wednesday night.
The former Indiana State hurler yielded only two earned runs on three hits in six innings. He issued one walk while striking out three.
Left fielder Victor Barrios singled twice and third baseman Davis Stoneburner singled and walked.
12-15, 6.0 GB
35-34, 17.0 GB