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Big Inning Fuels OKC's Comeback Win Saturday

August 13, 2022

Oklahoma City Dodgers – 9 Round Rock Express – 5 Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla. Game Summary: A five-run eighth inning pushed the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 9-5 win against the Round Rock Express Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Trailing, 5-4,

Oklahoma City Dodgers – 9

Round Rock Express – 5

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla.

Game Summary: A five-run eighth inning pushed the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 9-5 win against the Round Rock Express Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Trailing, 5-4, Tomás Telis lined a single to right field to score the tying run. Later with the bases loaded, Drew Avans drew a walk to bring in the go-ahead run for OKC. Edwin Ríos followed with a two-run single before Miguel Vargas hit into a fielder’s choice that scored Avans, giving OKC a 9-5 advantage. Dodgers pitcher Carson Fulmer then retired the three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning to seal the win. The Dodgers (63-47) erased two three-run deficits during the game as they ended a six-game losing streak. The Express (59-51) scored three runs in the first inning on back-to-back home runs by Josh Jung and Andy Ibáñez. OKC scored two runs in the fourth inning on a single by Ryan Noda. The teams exchanged two runs apiece in the seventh inning. Round Rock went back in front by three runs on a two-run homer by Mark Mathias before the Dodgers answered with two runs on a RBI groundout by Ríos and RBI single by Vargas to cut the Express lead to 5-4. OKC pitcher Jake Reed (2-0) was credited with the win, allowing one hit in a scoreless eighth inning.

Of Note:

-The Dodgers snapped a season-high six-game losing skid Saturday and won their first game of their current series against the Express after starting a series 0-4 for just the second time this season.

-Drew Avans extended his PCL-best on-base streak to 49 games, going 1-for-3 with two walks, a RBI and three runs scored. The three runs scored tied his season-high mark. Avans owns the longest active on-base streak in the Minors and the longest on-base streak by an OKC player during the MLBAM era (since 205). He has reached base in 63 of his last 64 games and his 49-game on-base streak is the longest in the PCL since 2018.

-Edwin Ríos extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 1-for-4 with three RBI and a walk as he continued his Major League Rehab Assignment. During the 10-game streak he is 13-for-41 (.324) with four doubles and owns the longest active hitting streak by an OKC player. Ríos was initially placed on the Los Angeles Dodgers Injured List June 3 with a right hamstring injury and was transferred to the 60-day IL June 22.

-Ryan Noda drove in two runs with two outs with a single in the fourth inning and has a team-best 12 RBI through his 11 games in August. On Saturday he went 1-for-2 with two RBI, two walks and scored a run. So far this month, Noda is batting .342 (13x38) with two doubles, three homers, 12 RBI and eight walks.

-The Dodgers scored nine runs Saturday for their highest run total in a game since a 13-0 win in Salt Lake Aug. 5 and their highest run total in a home game since a 12-3 victory against Sacramento July 24…Over the six-game losing streak, OKC was held to 16 total runs and to three or fewer runs in five of the six games.

-The five-run eighth inning by OKC marked the team’s highest scoring inning since the team scored six runs in the third inning against Sugar Land July 28 in an eventual 12-7 loss in OKC.

What’s Next: The series between the Dodgers and Express wraps up at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and kids can run the bases following the conclusion of 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.