OKLAHOMA CITY — Austin Wates' RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Oklahoma City RedHawks a 3-2 win over the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday afternoon.
Brett Wallace led off the ninth with a single, but Mitch Stetter (3-1) retired the next two batters.
Chad Cordero came on to pitch and surrendered a single to Carlos Perez and hit Che-Husan Lin with a pitch to load the bases before Wates drilled a 2-1 pitch off of the warning track in right center to end the game and snap the Bees' nine-game winning streak over the RedHawks.
Salt Lake had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by Scott Cousins, but Oklahoma City tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a two out wild pitch by Rob Delaney.
Oklahoma City had taken a 1-0 lead in the third on an RBI triple by Jason Jaramillo, but Salt Lake tied it on an RBI double by Efren Navarro.
The Bees managed just five hits and were led by Trent Oeltjen with two hits, including a double.
Cousins and Navarro each had one hit and one run batted in.
The loss gives Salt Lake a 4-4 record on their eight game road trip.
Up next: vs. Nashville, 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Next homestand: Thursday-May 23 vs. Nashville/Memphis
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