August 30, 2017 - Texas League (TL) - Tulsa Drillers
Tulsa, OK - The Tulsa Drillers opened their final homestand of the season in a big way Tuesday night at ONEOK Field. The Drillers defeated Northwest Arkansas 9-3 for their 14th straight home victory, matching the all-time Tulsa professional baseball record for most consecutive home wins. More importantly, the victory moved Tulsa back into a first-place tie with Springfield atop the North Division standings of the Texas League.
The Drillers climbed into the first-place tie thanks to 5-1 Arkansas victory over the Cardinals. Tulsa and Springfield have identical 40-24 second-half records with only six games remaining in the season. The two teams will close the regular season with a three-game series at ONEOK Field.
Tulsa has not lost a game at home since July 19. The 14 straight wins matches the record set by the Tulsa Oilers in 1968, a squad managed by Hall of Famer Warren Spahn and considered by many to be one of the greatest teams in Minor League Baseball history. The streak keeps new Drillers manager Scott Hennessey undefeated at home.