L - Ramirez (4-2)
HR - Davis (6)
31-26, 0.0 GU
The RedHawks and Royals played extra innings for the second consecutive night, this time with Omaha coming out on top.
Third baseman Chris Davis reached base in all five of his plate appearances, but he fell a triple short of the cycle. Davis was 4-for-4 with a two singles, a double, a home run, and a base on balls.
Scheduled starting pitcher Omar Beltre was scratched due to pain in his side, and right-hander Geoff Geary made the spot start. The OU product allowed two runs in four innings.
The relief trio of Clay Rapada [2 IP], Willie Eyre [2.2 IP] and Zach Phillips [1.1 IP] helped out by throwing six scoreless innings out of the bullpen, but the RedHawks lost when Elizardo Ramirez surrendered the walkoff run in the 11th.
First baseman Ryan Garko, who was 2-for-5, was the only other OKC player with multiple hits. He is now batting .292 since being optioned to Triple-A.
33-22, 4.5 GU
Monday's game in Tulsa was rained out, and it will not be made up. The RoughRiders have a scheduled day off on Tuesday.
L - Hamburger (1-2)
HR - Bianucci (5), Whittleman (2)
25-31, 10.0 GB
Making his first start since last year's shoulder surgery, tall righty Michael Schlact allowed five runs on seven hits in six-plus innings, walking two and striking out three.
The 24-year-old got off to a rough start, as he surrendered three runs on back-to-back homers in the first inning.
In the second through sixth, Schlact kept the Ports off the board, but he was pulled after surrendering a single and a two-run homer to lead off the seventh frame.
Right fielder Mike Bianucci helped pull out of a slump by going 2=for-3 with a homer, two walks, and two runs batted in.
Cleanup hitter and first baseman John Whittleman was 1-for-3 with a round-tripper and two walks.
Davis Stoneburner (2/6, 2B) and Chris Gradoville (2/5, 2B) both doubled once while David Paisano (3/5, BB) singled three times and walked once.
L - Tufts (0-1)
35-24, 1.0 GU
Hickory attempted a comeback by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but they fell one run short in the end.
Despite the loss, left-hander Robbie Erlin (1.39 ERA/.182 BAA) was excellent once again, pitching five innings and allowing only one run. He scattered five hits, walked one, and fanned three.
Designated hitter Cristian Santana (.270/.330/.522) was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs batted in. The 20-year-old is still swinging and missing plenty, but he does have 16 doubles and nine homers on the season.
Right fielder Jared Prince doubled twice in four trips, giving him 15 two-baggers on the year.
Miguel Velazquez singled, walked, and stole his 10th base.
Tyler Tufts suffered his first loss since being sent to Hickory, as he surrendered three runs in just one inning of work.
Right-hander Braden Tullis got back on track, working two scoreless, hitless innings. The Idaho native walked one and struck out two.
W - De Los Santos (2-0)
5-3, 1.0 GB
Just one day after the DSL Rangers offense was shut out, three pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout of the Blue Jays on Monday.
Starter Abel De Los Santos worked five shutout frames, allowing only two hits. He walked two and struck out six.
In his first two professional starts, the 17-year-old Dominican Republic native has hurled 10 scoreless innings.
Relief pitchers Luis Moreno and Jorge De Jesus worked two scoreless innings apiece to finish off the victory. De Jesus struck out four in his outing, and he now has 10 punchouts in his first five frames.
Third baseman Francisco Lugo (.261/.370/.478 in seven games) continued his strong start, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs batted in.
DH Robert Morillo, who was 1-for-3, belted his second double of the season.
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