L – Gordon (0-2)
Brian Gordon got the spot start for the RedHawks and surrendered four runs, three earned, in three innings of work.
The Oklahoma offense managed just two hits. They were singles from Nate Gold (1/3) and Travis Metcalf (1/2). Metcalf had the team's lone run batted in.
W – Harrison (3-1)
HR – Mayberry (10), Roberts (3)
45-37, 6.0 GU
Matt Harrison didn't have his best stuff on Saturday, but he got by. The southpaw threw 85 pitches and walked four batters in five innings, but he was able to limit Omaha to two runs on five hits. He struck out two.
Left fielder John Mayberry (.313/.364/.567) was 2-for-4 with a double and a first inning grand slam. It was his 10th home run with the RedHawks.
Second baseman Ryan Roberts (3/4, 2B, HR) also doubled and homered.
Nate Gold (2/4, 2 2B), Kevin Richardson (3/3, BB) and Joaquin Arias (2/5) all pitched in with solid nights at the plate.
L – Hodges (6-5)
HR – Fox (6), Majewski (4)
8-1, 1.0 GU
Centerfielder Dustin Majewski (.290/.398/.442) appears to have rediscovered his power stroke. The native Texan went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a homer, his second in three days. Majewski was also hit by a pitch.
Adam Fox (.268/.336/.437) was 1-for-3 with a solo homer [he and Majewski went back-to-back in the fifth] and a walk.
Starter Trey Hodges yielded eight runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings. He walked three and struck out three.
Zack Parker (6.56 ERA/.361 BAA) fanned two in a scoreless inning.
Second baseman Jose Vallejo got his first hit at the Double-A level. He had one single – and an RBI – in five at-bats.
W – Kiker (4-3)
4-5, 2.0 GB
Kasey Kiker (4.97 ERA/.285 BAA) won his fourth game after giving up two runs in six innings pitched. He struck out six without giving out a free pass.
First baseman Ian Gac (3/5, 2 2B) and third baseman John Whittleman (2/5, 2 2B) both doubled twice.
Marcus Lemon (1/5, 2B), Renny Osuna (3/5, 2B) and Chad Tracy (2/4, 2B) all had one double in the game.
Left-hander Beau Jones punched out two in 1 2/3 scoreless frames out of the bullpen. He has not surrendered an earned run in his last five appearances, spanning 11.2 innings.
W – Holland (7-0)
HR – Greene (8), Beltre (4)
3-7, 4.0 GB
Derek Holland (2.64 ERA/.232 BAA) tore through the Quad Cities lineup with little issue on Saturday. The undefeated left-hander allowed only three hits and a walk in 7 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out seven.
After getting two days off, centerfielder Engel Beltre (.273/.295/.401) seemed to be refreshed. Beltre was 4-for-5 with his fourth home run of the season.
Third baseman Jonathan Greene (1/4, HR) also hit a long ball. It was a three-run shot off the scoreboard in left-center field.
Tim Smith (.300/.365/.407) was 2-for-4 with a double.
Hector Nelo didn't surrender a run in 1.1 innings to complete the shutout.
W – Murphy (1-0)
SV – Hurley (1)
8-4, 0.0 GU
Martin Perez gave up four runs in only two innings of work on Saturday, but only one of the runs was earned. He permitted four hits while striking out one.
David Paisano (2/5, 2B), Jared Bolden (1/3, 2B), Joey Butler (2/3, 2B, BB), Tim Rodriguez (2/4, 2B) and Doug Hogan (1/3, 2B, BB) all doubled.
Butler is 13-for-27 with one double, one triple, and one homer through his first nine professional games.
Third round pick Tim Murphy had problems finding the strike zone in his pro debut, but he was much better on Saturday. The former UCLA hurler allowed one hit and didn't walk a batter in three innings. He struck out three.
Another southpaw, Cliff Springston, gave up one run in three innings of relief.
Tomball native Trevor Hurley pitched a scoreless innings for his first save of the season.
L – Romero (0-1)
3-3, 1.0 GB
Rehabbing righty Levi Romero got the loss despite giving up only one run in four innings. He struck out seven and didn't give out a walk.
First baseman Alberto Puello (.412/.500/.588 in 17 at-bats) was 1-for-4 with his third double.
DH Johan Yan was 0-for-1 with three walks. He now has six walks in six games this season.
Right-hander Joe Wieland yielded two runs on four hits in three innings, walking and striking out one each.
W – Rosendo (1-1)
SV – Peralta (3)
15-9, 0.0 GU
Ezequiel Rijo (0.64 ERA/.167 BAA) allowed a rare earned run on Saturday afternoon. Rijo only gave up one, though, in five innings. He allowed three hits, walked one, and punched out five.
Backstop Yefry Castillo (.257/.458/.286) singled twice and walked twice. Castillo has 11 walks – versus just two strikeouts – in 15 games this season.
Left fielder Jhonny Gomez (1/4, 2B, BB) had the team's only extra-base hit.
Denny Peralta (1.80 ERA/.279 BAA) earned his third save with a perfect ninth inning.
L – Tirado (0-1)
10-14, 5.0 GB
The often erratic Melvin Bryan walked four batters and uncorked three wild pitches in four innings. He was able to limit the DSL Rangers1 to two runs while striking out two batters.
Catcher Gilberto Guarucano was 2-for-3 with a base on balls.
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