32-37, 2.5 GB
Oklahoma City returns home to face the Round Rock Express on Tuesday evening.
L - Kirkman (1-4)
32-37, 6.0 GB
Michael Kirkman allowed four second-inning runs, and that's when his outing came to an end. He gave up four runs on five hits, walking four and striking out two.
The bullpen was outstanding in relief of him.
Pedro Strop tossed 2.2 hitless innings, walking three and fanning four.
Thomas Diamond also walked three in 1.1 frames, but he gave up just one hit and fanned two.
Right-hander Beau Vaughan struck out five in three hitless innings. He walked one.
Left fielder Tim Smith was 4-for-5 with a double.
Second baseman Marcus Lemon singled twice in four at-bats.
The Blaze are on their All-Star break. The All-Star Game is played on Tuesday evening.
33-36, 9.5 GB
Hickory is also on its All-Star break. The Sally League All-Star Game is at 6:30 p.m. Central on Tuesday.
L - King (0-1)
?2-1, 1.0 GB
Ben Henry turned in perhaps the best start of his career, allowing just one run on one hit in five innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Clark Murphy (1/4, 2B), Zach Zaneski (2/5, 2B) and Denny Duron (1/4, 2B) all doubled.
Leadoff man Cody Podraza singled twice in five at-bats.
Reinier Bermudez fanned two in a hitless inning. He walked one.
L - Alvarez (0-1)
1-1, 1.0 GB
Richard Alvarez had a rough professional debut, allowing three runs in three innings of work.
Johan Yan's debut as a pitcher was rough as well. He coughed up five run son four walks and three hits in 1.2 innings. The bright side is that he struck out three.
Catcher Tomas Telis was 2-for-4 with a double, the team's only extra-base hit.
Justin Smoak singled once and walked once in four plate appearances.
Centerfielder Miguel Velazquez was 0-for-1 with three walks.
L - De Jesus (0-4)
4-15, 10.0 GB
Jonathan Rojas pitched five strong innings, allowing just one earned run on two hits. He walked three and struck out six.
Edward Ceballo (2/4, 2B) and Gilberto Guarucano (3/4, 2B) both doubled.
W - Caraballo (2-0)
SV - Simeoli (1)
14-5, 3.0 GU
Left-hander Luis Parra gave up just one run in four innings despite walking four batters.
Orlando Caraballo (3 IP) and Luis Simeoli (2 IP) combined for five innings of scoreless relief.
Leadoff man Ramon Mota was 1-for-4 with his first triple of the season.
Shortstop Oduber Herrera went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run batted in.
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