Dodgers Rock Redbirds Behind Nine-Run Night
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Rob Segedin scored three runs while O'Koyea Dickson and Corey Brown each knocked in three scores as the Oklahoma City Dodgers beat the Memphis Redbirds 9-3 on Friday night.
The Dodgers’ run total was their highest since a 9-3 win in Reno July 15 and gave the Dodgers the series win as they took three of four games in Memphis.
Segedin finished a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with a RBI and three runs scored. He drew walks in his final two at-bats to reach base five times.
Dickson went 2-for-3 with three RBI, two runs scored and a walk. Brown went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer.
The Dodgers (61-44) picked up their PCL-leading 33rd road win after a delay of 1 hour, 35 minutes due to rain to start the game.
Segedin led off the second inning with a double and advanced to third base on a groundout by Zach Walters. Dickson’s RBI double then brought home Segedin for a 1-0 Dodgers lead.
The Dodgers added three runs on one swing in the fourth inning.
Segedin singled with one out and Dickson later drew a two-out walk. Brown then connected on a three-run homer to right field for his 14th home run of the season to boost Oklahoma City to a 4-0 advantage.
The Redbirds (50-55) cut into the Oklahoma City lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
David Washington hit a two-out double and advanced to third base on a single by Dean Anna. Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Oaks then threw a wild pitch that allowed Washington to score and cut the Dodgers’ lead to 4-1.
The Dodgers got the run back in the fifth inning when Segedin hit a two-out RBI triple on a fly ball to center field. Segedin, who collected his ninth triple of the season, was then tagged out at home on a throw from third baseman Alex Mejia to Memphis catcher Carson Kelly.
A RBI groundout by Jack Murphy in the sixth inning extended the Dodgers to a 6-1 advantage.
Memphis responded in the bottom of the sixth inning on a two-run homer by Washington to right-center field to cut Oklahoma City’s lead to three runs, 6-3.
A RBI single by Will Venable in the seventh inning pushed the Dodgers’ lead to 7-3. Oklahoma City loaded the bases later in the inning for Dickson, who delivered a two-run single to center field to boost the Dodgers to a 9-3 advantage. The Dodgers batted around in the inning and later loaded the bases for Oaks, who struck out to end the inning.
Oaks (3-0) tossed seven innings in the win, allowing three runs (two earned) with six hits. He issued two walks and recorded two strikeouts. Relievers Randy Choate and Matt West followed with two scoreless frames to close out the game.
Memphis starting pitcher Mike Mayers (3-4) was hit with the loss, allowing five runs and six hits over 5.0 innings with two walks and four strikeouts.
The Dodgers turned a season-high five double plays in the game, as they outhit the Redbirds, 10-7.
The Dodgers continue their road trip and next travel to Colorado Springs to open a four-game series against the Sky Sox at 7:05 p.m. Central time Saturday at Security Service Field.
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