Brad Snyder blasted a two-run home run that bounced off the top of and then cleared the center field wall to put OKC in front, 2-0, in the third inning. It was his 16th of the season, fifth against Omaha and second off Dwyer, who was making his fourth Triple-A start. Chris Wallace followed with a double to the same spot and eventually scored on a Fernando Martinez ground out before Mike Hessman belted a two-run shot, his first long ball since July 5, to finish off a five-run frame.
Rudy Owens, making his second start for the RedHawks since being acquired last week in the Wandy Rodriguez deal, blanked the visitors over four innings before losing control and leading to his own undoing in the fifth. After a lead off double by Adam Moore, the southpaw issued three walks, the last of which to Johnny Giavotella forced in a run to get Omaha on the board. Abreu then followed with his grand slam to left field that tied the score and ended Owens night.
Mark Hamburger took over for OKC and tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings before departing with runners at the corners and nobody out in the seventh. Abreu greeted Enerio Del Rosario with a base hit that chased home Irving Falu with the go-ahead and eventual winning run and sent Giavotella to third. Wil Myers followed with a three-run poke, his professional baseball-leading 33rd round-tripper of the season, to extend the Omaha lead to 9-5. David Lough manufactured the final run of Omaha's second five-run rally of the night a run with a base hit, a stolen base, advancement to third on a Moore fly out and finally a wild pitch to cross the plate.
Myers knocked in a run in the eighth with a sacrifice fly and finished the series with nine hits, including four long balls, and a dozen runs driven in while Abreu also collected nine hits and knocked in eight during the four-game set.
Dwyer settled down and earned the win by allowing just two hits over his final four innings and left after yielding six hits while issuing three walks and recording six strikeouts. Brandon Sisk tossed a scoreless eighth inning and Blaine Hardy worked a shutout ninth to wrap up the Storm Chasers 10th win in the finale of the 16-game season series.
The Storm Chasers will send left-hander Doug Davis to the mound against Reno left-hander and Omaha native Zach Kroenke. Coverage of the game gets underway at 6:45 pm and can be heard locally on 1180 Zone Two, The Deuce and online at omahastormchasers.com.