From Press Release
Round Rock, Texas – Jordan Lyles allowed three hits over seven shutout innings as the Oklahoma City RedHawks (5-11) delivered six two-out hits in a 5-0 defeat of the Round Rock Express (12-5) before 10,378 Saturday night at Dell Diamond.
The win snapped a six-game losing streak for Oklahoma City, while the Round Rock winning streak ended at seven games.
Lyles (1-2) faced two batters over the minimum, allowing one walk and three strikeouts. Lyles also induced nine groundouts against five fly outs in seven shutout frames for his first winning decision in Triple-A. Lyles was 0-3 in six Pacific Coast League appearances in 2010.
Round Rock starter Michael Kirkman (0-2), the reigning Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year, allowed three runs and eight hits over five innings in a losing decision.
Oklahoma City opened the scoring in the fourth inning when Robinson Cancel singled, stole second base and scored on a Drew Locke double for a 1-0 score. Later in the inning, with two out, Collin Delome singled in Locke for a 2-0 lead.
The RedHawks made it 3-0 in the fifth inning as Anderson Hernandez walked and scored on a two-out double from Koby Clemens.
Oklahoma City put the game away with two insurance runs in the seventh inning, as Robinson Cancel singled in two runs with two out, opening a 5-0 score.
The teams meet again Sunday at 1:05 with Oklahoma City RH Sergio Perez facing Round Rock RH Neil Ramirez. Live radio coverage is available on AM 1340 The Game, online at 1340thegame.com and through the IHeartRadio application on mobile devices.
Oklahoma City RedHawks (5-11) 5, Round Rock Express (12-5) 0
April 23, 2011