Sky Sox Topple Dodgers, 6-3

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 11:50 pm
By: News 9

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox hit four home runs as they defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6-3, Thursday night in the series opener between the teams at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The four home runs were the most allowed in a game by the Dodgers this season as they returned home from an 11-game road trip to begin a four-game series with the Sky Sox.

Colorado Springs (30-20) scored five of their six runs on homers in front of a crowd of 4,679, including their first run of the night in the first inning.

Center fielder Lewis Brinson led off for the Sky Sox and hit a solo homer into the Sky Sox bullpen in right-center field for a quick 1-0 lead.

The Sky Sox added to their lead in the second inning. Nate Orf hit a one-out triple out to right field and then scored on a RBI single by Yadiel Rivera for a 2-0 Sky Sox advantage.

Oklahoma City first baseman Max Muncy doubled then scored on a RBI single by Charlie Culberson to cut Colorado Springs’ lead in half, 2-1, in the bottom of the inning.

The Dodgers tied the game in the fourth inning. Alex Verdugo doubled with one out and scored on a single by Trayce Thompson to tie the game, 2-2.

Brinson hit his second homer of the game in the fifth inning – another solo shot for his sixth homer of the season – to put Colorado Springs back ahead, 3-2.

The Dodgers (27-23) hit three straight singles with two outs in the fifth inning, including a RBI single by Kyle Farmer to tie the game again, 3-3.

Home runs once again gave Colorado Springs the edge.

Brett Phillips hit a two-run homer into the Sky Sox bullpen to give Colorado Springs a 5-3 advantage in the top of the eighth inning.

Yadiel Rivera led off the ninth inning with his third homer of the season to put Colorado Springs in front, 6-3.

Reliever Tyler Cravy (4-1) earned the win for the Sky Sox and David Goforth notched his second save of the season.

Pitcher Brock Stewart started for the Dodgers on a Major League rehab assignment. He allowed two runs and three hits over two innings. He did not issue a walk and recorded five strikeouts. Jair Jurrjens followed Stewart and allowed one run on four hits, no walks and had three strikeouts.

Dodgers reliever Chris Heston (2-2) was charged with the loss. He pitched the final three innings, allowing four runs on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Friday on Hometown Heroes Military Celebration Night. Special festivities will be held throughout the evening, culminating with postgame fireworks presented by LifeShare. A variety of armored vehicles will be on display on the ballpark’s plazas starting at 5 p.m.

Live coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on AM 1340 "The Game,", or through the free iHeartRadio mobile app.

Tickets are available through the OKC Dodgers ticket office located on South Mickey Mantle Drive, by phone at (405) 218-1000, or by visiting

The series then continues at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the Sky Sox falls on Marvel Super Hero Night and fans can meet Spider-Man and Captain America throughout the evening. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the first 500 fans age 12 and under will receive a free Dodgers cape.

The series wraps up at 2:05 p.m. Sunday on Faith Night and a Chaparral Energy Family Sunday. Each Sunday home game offers family friendly activities throughout the afternoon, including pregame player autographs and kids can run the bases after the game. A special $15 ticket will provide admission to a postgame concert by Sanctus Real.

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