MEMPHIS, TN (Memphis Redbirds) - The Redbirds continued to swing hot bats. They defeated the RedHawks 6-2 Saturday night at AutoZone Park.
"We're playing good right now," Memphis manager Ron "Pop" Warner said. "Our pitching, defense and hitting are all clicking and our bullpen is doing great. It's nice to finally see our guys doing what they are capable of."
Memphis starter Nick Additon, who did not qualify for the win, struck out five batters in 3.2 scoreless innings, while Oklahoma City hurler Sergio Perez fell to 2-2 allowing five runs in three innings of work.
The 'Birds tacked on a run in the first when Mark Hamilton connected on an RBI single. Then, Ryan Jackson blew open the game in the second hitting. It was his second home run in as many days, this time a grand slam, to give Memphis the 5-0 lead.
OKC's Jimmy Paredes smashed a solo home run to right field in the fifth to put the 'Hawks on the board. Memphis first baseman Matt Adams answered with an RBI double to give the 'Birds the 6-1 lead. Travis Buck brought in one more run for OKC in the eighth inning when he connected on a double, but the Memphis bullpen did enough to close the game out.
Memphis reliever Jess Todd picked up the win and improved to 2-1 on the year. He allowed one run on two hits in 2.1 innings of relief.