OKC Outlasts E-Train
18 August 2012 | The Dell Diamond | Round Rock, Texas
Records: Express (59-69), RedHawks (67-60)
- Oklahoma City leads series 1-0
- Oklahoma City leads season series 6-3
- Game 2 of series Sunday at 6:05 p.m. CDT
- Sunday’s scheduled starters: RR – RHP Justin Grimm (2-1, 4.38 ERA); OKC – LHP Fernando Abad (2-0, 4.03 ERA)
ROUND ROCK suffered consecutive losses for only second time since July 22 … fell to 12-19 in series openers … suffered fourth loss in 62 games when leading after seven inning … recorded 10-plus hits for seventh time in last eight games.
CHAD BELL left game leading 3-1 … denied first win since July 18 at Nashville, first win at The Dell Diamond since July 1 vs. New Orleans … held opponent to fewer than two runs for first time since working six shutout innings July 1 vs. New Orleans … did not walk a batter for first time in 11 starts with Express.
JULIO BORBON (2-for-4) five-game hitting streak (.478, 11-for-23) … fourth straight multiple-hit game … 13th multiple-hit outing in last 24 games.
LUIS HERNANDEZ (3-for-5) extended hitting streak to 14 games (.477, 31-for-65) … 11th multiple-hit effort in last 13 games (fifth game with three-plus hits).
JOEY BUTLER (1-for-3, walk) seven-game hitting streak (.333, 11-for-33) … hit safely in 13 of last 15 games (20-for-63) … at least one strikeout in 12 straight games (21 strikeouts) … eighth straight multiple-strikeout game, ninth in last 10 games.
BRAD NELSON (2-for-5) snapped 0-for-11 skid with first-inning single.
MATT KATA (1-for-3) hit safely in six of last seven games … eight RBI over last seven games.
YANGERVIS SOLARTE (0-for-4) second hitless outing in last nine games.
RYAN SPILBORGHS (1-for-4) hit safely in seven of last eight games.
ALBERTO HERNANDEZ (1-for-4) hit safely in all three games with Express (5-for-12).
ROBINZON DIAZ (2-for-4) third multiple-hit effort in three games with Express (6-for-13).