(Press Release) Lance Zawadski and Mike Moustakas hit home runs and led the Omaha Storm Chasers (17-12) to a 3-1 win over the Oklahoma City RedHawks (13-16), ending a five-game win streak, before 5,766 Saturday night at Werner Park.
Astros outfielder Jason Michaels finished one-for-three with a walk in his opening rehabilitation game, recording a first inning single as the designated hitter. Michaels is recovering from a left shoulder injury suffered on April 24 against Milwaukee diving for a Prince Fielder triple.
Omaha starter Kevin Pucetas (3-0) dealt five and two-thirds scoreless innings with a season total-matching five walks and three strikeouts in a winning decision. Oklahoma City starter Douglas Arguello (2-2) allowed a two-run home run and three other hits with three walks and four strikeouts in a losing effort. Jesse Chavez (4) saved the game after allowing an eighth inning run in a two-inning appearance.
Omaha opened the scoring in the second inning against Arguello. Lorenzo Cain led off with a double before Lance Zawadski belted a two-run home run to left-centerfield, his second, and the first off Arguello, opening a 2-0 Storm Chasers lead.
The Storm Chasers made it 3-0 in the seventh inning when Mike Moustakas belted a two-out, solo home run inside the right field pole against reliever Wesley Wright.
Oklahoma City recorded a pair of two-out doubles in the eighth inning against Chavez, with Brandon Barnes’ double scoring Drew Locke for a 3-1 score.
RedHawks RH Henry Villar will face Storm Chasers LH Danny Duffy in game three of the series Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Live radio coverage is available on AM 1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com and through the IHeartRadio application on mobile devices