Fresno, Calif. – Jordan Lyles allowed four hits over six shutout innings and Brandon Barnes belted a pair of home runs leading the Oklahoma City RedHawks (21-25) to a 5-1 win over the Fresno Grizzlies (21-26) before 4,270 Wednesday night at Chukchansi Park.
Lyles (3-3) allowed four hits in six shutout frames, with one walk and one strikeout in the winning decision. Lyles dealt 77 pitches with 47 strikes. Fresno starter Shane Loux (2-6) allowed four runs and nine hits over seven innings in a losing effort.
Robinson Cancel extended his season-long hitting streak to 16 games with a fourth inning single. The longest hitting streak in the Pacific Coast League in 2011 came from Salt Lake’s Gil Velazquez with 18 straight games from April 11 through May 3.
The RedHawks opened the scoring in the fifth inning. Brian Dopirak was hit by a pitch and scored from first base on a one-out double from Drew Locke for a 1-0 score.
Oklahoma City added three runs in the sixth inning. Cancel belted a line drive home run to left field for a 2-0 score. Koby Clemens next singled and scored on a two-out home run from Brandon Barnes for a 4-0 lead.
Fresno got on the board in the seventh inning when Thomas Neal hit a two-out, solo home run off reliever Francis Beltran for a 4-1 score.
In the ninth inning Barnes hit a leadoff home run to right field, his seventh in Triple-A in 2011 and 10th overall, for a 5-1 score.
RedHawks RH Sergio Perez will face Grizzlies LH Matt Yourkin in the final game of the series Thursday at 9:05 p.m. CT. Live radio coverage is available on AM 1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com and through the IHeartRadio application on mobile devices.