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Dodgers' Losing Streak Hits Four Games

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The Oklahoma City Dodgers tallied their highest run total in four games Thursday, including two in the eighth inning, but lost to the Sacramento River Cats, 5-4, at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The River Cats (26-29) took a 3-0 lead in their series with the Dodgers, who lost a fourth straight game to tie their longest losing skid of the season.

Sacramento led 5-2 entering the bottom of the eighth inning when the Dodgers (34-19) scored two runs in front of 5,406.

Corey Seager walked before O'Koyea Dickson hit a one-out double. Buck Britton followed and connected on a two-run double to right to cut Sacramento's lead to one run.

The Dodgers threatened in the bottom of the ninth inning. Nate Samson led off with a walk and advanced to second base on a sac bunt by Darnell Sweeney with one out. Seager drew a two-out walk to put runners at first and second base, but Andy Wilkins flied out to right for the final out.

The Dodgers went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position Thursday and had the chance to take an early lead.

Sweeney, who finished the night 3-for-4, and Austin Barnes led off the first inning for the Dodgers with back-to-back singles. Wilkins then drew a one-out walk to load the bases for Dickson, who grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Sacramento scored first, taking a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Hector Sanchez hit a RBI groundout and Carlos Triunfel followed with a RBI single.

In the bottom of the second, Britton led off with a single, then scored on a triple by Scott Schebler to cut the River Cats' lead to 2-1.

A RBI double from Juan Perez put Sacramento ahead, 3-1, in the fifth inning.

The Dodgers answered in the bottom of the frame. Pitcher Deck McGuire led off with a single and Sweeney doubled before Barnes hit a sac fly to cut Sacramento's lead to 3-2.

The River Cats scored run in the sixth and seventh innings to extend to a 5-2 advantage when Adam Duvall hit a RBI ground-rule double and Travis Ishikawa doubled to drive in a run.

Sacramento starting pitcher Clayton Blackburn (2-3), who played at Edmond Santa Fe, earned the win. He allowed two runs on eight hits, issued one walk and had three strikeouts over 7.0 innings. Erik Cordier recorded his first save of the season.

Dodgers starting pitcher Deck McGuire (1-2) was charged with the loss. He allowed four runs on eight hits, walked one and struck out two.

The Dodgers wrap up their series against the Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

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