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Express Ride Big Inning; Send OKC to 8-3 Loss

June 26, 2022

Round Rock Express – 8 Oklahoma City Dodgers – 3 Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla. Game Summary: The Round Rock Express scored seven runs in the second inning as they sent the Oklahoma City Dodgers to an 8-3 loss Saturday night at Chickasaw

Round Rock Express – 8

Oklahoma City Dodgers – 3

Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla.

*Game Summary: *The Round Rock Express scored seven runs in the second inning as they sent the Oklahoma City Dodgers to an 8-3 loss Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The seven runs for the Express (37-34) came via a home run by Elier Hernandez, a bases-loaded walk, a two-run single by Diosbel Arias and three-run homer by Sam Huff in the second inning. The Dodgers (44-27) were held without a hit until the fourth inning when Jason Martin hit his 11th home run of the season, sending a fly ball out to left field with two outs. The Dodgers scored a run on a wild pitch in the fifth inning. Michael Busch added a solo homer to left-center field with two outs in the sixth inning trimming the Express lead to four runs before Hernandez connected on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning to bring in Round Rock’s eighth run of the night.

* Of Note: *

-The seven runs scored by the Express in the second inning tied the most runs allowed by the Dodgers in an inning this season. OKC also allowed seven runs in the third inning April 12 at El Paso. The seven runs Saturday surpassed the run totals allowed by Oklahoma City in each of their previous four games…The eight total runs allowed by the Dodgers Saturday were the most allowed by the team since a 10-6 loss in Reno June 19. Prior to Saturday, OKC had held opponents to three runs or less in four of the previous six games.

-Michael Busch hit his third homer this series and fifth in the last 10 games. He now has 18 total homers overall between Double-A Tulsa and Oklahoma City to lead all Dodgers minor leaguers and is tied with Jason Martin for the most homers by an OKC player this month. Busch went 1-for-3 with a homer and walk Saturday and has now hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games, going 19-for-62 (.306) with 10 extra-base hits and 14 RBI.

-Jason Martin hit his fifth homer of the month of June — tied with Michael Busch for the most among OKC players this month. He has now picked up at least one RBI in 10 of his last 13 games (16 RBI) and has hit safely in 13 of the last 15 games (18x56).

-The Dodgers have now hit a home run in 12 of the last 13 games (19 HR) and in 18 of the last 20 games (29 HR).

-Dodgers pitchers issued 10 walks for their highest walk total since tying their season-high mark with 11 walks June 11 against Salt Lake. It was the sixth time this season OKC allowed double-digit walks…On the flipside, the Dodgers’ offense entered the game leading all of Triple-A in walks, but were held to three walks Saturday and have drawn a total of five walks over the last two games.

-Miguel Vargas extended his hitting streak to eight games, going 1-for-4, and is now 12-for-31 (.387) during the stretch. Against Round Rock this season, Vargas has 25 hits and 18 RBI in 17 games.

-Ty Kelly hit Oklahoma City’s Triple-A-leading 26th triple of the season. The Dodgers have already surpassed their 2021 total for triples (23).

*What’s Next: *The Dodgers lead their series against the Express, 3-2, and wrap up the series at 2:05 p.m. Sunday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Kids can run the bases following the game. Tickets are available at okcdodgers.com/tickets. Live radio coverage of each OKC Dodgers game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. All OKC Dodgers games are also available streamed live on MiLB.TV with a subscription.