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Seager Stars As Dodgers Roll

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Corey Seager hit two home runs and Deck McGuire was stellar on the mound in his team debut, leading the Dodgers to a 6-1 win over the Salt Lake Bees Monday night at Smith's Ballpark.

The Dodgers (30-13) won their fourth straight game and notched their 30th win of the season, becoming the fastest Oklahoma City team to reach the 30-win mark during the PCL era.

Entering Monday, Seager had not hit a home run over his first 21 games since getting promoted to OKC. He hit a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run shot in seventh, becoming the third OKC Dodger with a multi-homer game this season, joining Chris Heisey and Kyle Jensen. It also marked the seventh multi-homer game of Seager's career.

Making his first start since joining the team from Double-A Tulsa, McGuire (1-0) allowed one run and six hits over 6.2 innings. He finished with six strikeouts and two walks, capturing the win in his team debut.

Seager's first Triple-A home run gave OKC the early lead, as his solo shot went onto the grass berm in right-center field.

The Dodgers added two more runs in the second inning. Andy Wilkins brought home one run with a sacrifice fly, and Brian Ward's two-out RBI single gave OKC a 3-0 lead.

The Bees threatened in the bottom of the third inning, after back-to-back two-out singles by Daniel Robertson and Alex Yarbrough put runners at the corners. That ended a streak of 15 consecutive innings in which the Dodgers had not allowed an opposing baserunner to reach third base. McGuire averted the threat by striking out Kyle Kubitza, keeping the Bees off the board.

Salt Lake broke through in the fifth inning when Alfredo Marte led off with a solo home run, pulling the Bees within 3-1. The homer ended a streak of 17 consecutive scoreless innings by the OKC pitching staff.

Later in the inning the Bees put a pair of runners on base with two outs, but again McGuire struck out Kubitza to end the inning.

The Dodgers still led by two runs in the seventh when Ward hit his first home run of the season, making it a 4-1 game.

Seager came up with a runner on and two outs later in the seventh and belted his second home run of the night. The blast landed on the walkway past the grass berm in right-center field, giving the Dodgers a 6-1 lead.

After McGuire exited with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, David Huff pitched the remainder of the game, holding Salt Lake scoreless over 2.1 innings. Huff allowed two hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Although the Bees outhit the Dodgers, 8-7, McGuire and Huff combined to hold Salt Lake 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. As a team, OKC has now allowed just one run over the past 22 innings.

Salt Lake starting pitcher Adam Wilk allowed four runs and five hits over 6.1 innings and took the loss. Wilk (2-3) walked a season-high four batters and recorded three strikeouts.

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