RedHawks’ two-out runs doom 51s

Esteban German’s tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning lifted the host Oklahoma City RedHawks to a 10-8 Pacific Coast League victory over the 51s on Friday night.

Kevin Richardson went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs for the RedHawks (62-56), who scored eight runs — including their decisive runs in the seventh — with two outs.

Danny Perales hit a three-run homer in the third inning to give Las Vegas (57-63) a 4-2 lead, and his two-out RBI single in the seventh tied the score at 8.

But, in the bottom of the inning, 51s reliever Merkin Valdez (3-4) gave up two runs on three singles and a balk.

Las Vegas threatened in the eighth, putting two runners on base with one out, but Clay Rapada then entered and struck out Mike Jacobs and Jason Lane.

Jacobs led off the fifth with a home run to center field, and Jarrett Hoffpauir had two doubles and two RBIs for the 51s, who were outhit 13-9.

Sean Henn started for Las Vegas and gave up eight runs on eight hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Willie Eyre (4-4), the fourth of six Oklahoma City pitchers, earned the victory despite giving up the tying run on two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings.

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