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Costly Zephyr Error Gives Dodgers Walk-Off Victory

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The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored two runs on an error in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 7-6 walk-off win against the New Orleans Zephyrs Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

With the bases loaded and New Orleans leading, 6-5, Corey Seager hit the ball in play with one out. Zephyrs first baseman Brady Shoemaker fielded the ball and was charged with a throwing error when his throw to home plate sailed offline. Austin Barnes and Buck Britton scored on the play for Oklahoma City's third walk-off win of the season in front of a crowd of 3,702.

The Dodgers improved to 20-7 with the win, becoming the fastest Oklahoma City team to 20 wins since the team joined the Pacific Coast League in 1998. The 1999 and 2008 squads reached 20 wins in game No. 30.

Oklahoma City won two of three games against the Zephyrs (12-13) and has now won each of its first seven series of the season.

Thursday's game began after a rain delay of one hour and 25 minutes.

A RBI double from Vinny Rottino gave New Orleans a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Zephyrs then went ahead 2-0 in the fourth inning on a RBI single from Austin Wates.

The Dodgers' bats came alive in the bottom of the fourth inning as Oklahoma City scored four times on five hits, including four hits for extra bases.

Seager hit a one-out double before O'Koyea Dickson knocked a two-run homer into the Zephyrs' bullpen in right center field to tie the game, 2-2.

The home run ended New Orleans pitcher Justin Nicolino's stretch of 20.0 innings without allowing a run. He had not allowed an earned run since Opening Day and entered the game leading the PCL with a 0.63 ERA.

Scott Schebler and Darwin Barney followed with back-to-back doubles to put Oklahoma City ahead, 3-2.

A RBI single by pitcher P.J. Walters gave the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. Walters made his Dodgers debut Thursday and recorded the first RBI by an Oklahoma City pitcher this season.

Scott Sizemore hit a RBI groundout in the sixth inning to cut Oklahoma City's lead to 4-3.

Darnell Sweeney put the Dodgers back ahead by two runs when he hit a RBI single in the sixth for a 5-3 lead.

New Orleans scored three runs in the eighth inning.

Rottino hit a two-run triple to tie the game. A sac fly by Scott Sizemore followed to give New Orleans a 6-5 advantage.

In the bottom of the ninth, Barnes drew a one-out walk for Oklahoma City. Britton followed with a single before Kyle Jensen walked to load the bases for Seager.

The Dodgers finished the game with a season-high 13 hits, including a season-best six extra-base hits.

Eury De La Rosa earned his first win of the season with the Dodgers, pitching a scoreless ninth and holding the Zephyrs to one hit and recording one strikeout.

Carter Capps (0-2) was charged with the loss for New Orleans.

The Dodgers next travel to Omaha to open a four-game road series against the Storm Chasers at 7:05 p.m. at Werner Park.

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