The Oklahoma City Dodgers carried a one-run lead into the eighth inning before the Nashville Sounds scored four runs over the final two innings for a 7-4 come-from-behind win Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
With the victory, the PCL-leading Sounds won the five-game series between the teams, 3-2, in front of a crowd of 5,015.
All four of Oklahoma City’s runs scored in the third inning as the Sounds held Oklahoma City to three hits in the game overall.
Nashville (39-24) quickly took the lead in the first inning.
Jaycob Brugman and Arismendy Alcantara led off the game by drawing back-to-back walks from Dodgers starting pitcher Jose De Leon. Later with two outs, Ryon Healy belted a three-run home run out of the deepest part of the ballpark in left-center field for a 3-0 Nashville advantage.
The Dodgers scored four runs in the third inning after loading the bases to take the lead.
James Ramsey led off with a single and Jack Murphy drew a walk from Sounds starting pitcher Chris Smith. Zach Walters later drew a two-out walk to load the bases. With Rob Segedin batting, a wild pitch by Smith allowed Ramsey to score the Dodgers’ first run of the night.
Segedin then smashed a three-run home run over the LED board in left field to put the Dodgers in front, 4-3. The home run was Segedin’s team-leading ninth of the season, and first since May 28.
De Leon was limited to three innings, allowing three runs and two hits, as he returns from a stint from the disabled list. He issued two walks and recorded six strikeouts before being replaced on the mound by Carlos Frias.
Frias kept the Sounds off the scoreboard until the eighth inning.
The Sounds loaded the bases with one out in the top of the eighth for Healy, who hit a sacrifice fly to right field to knot the score, 4-4.
The Sounds took a 6-4 lead in the top of the ninth inning. Colin Walsh drew a lead-off walk and Joey Wendle followed with a double. Then with one out, Brugman hit a RBI single to left field to score Walsh. OKC left fielder Ramsey was unable to field the ball cleanly, allowing Wendle to score on the error and advance Brugman to third base. Alcantara followed with a sac fly to right field to put Nashville in front, 7-4.
Frias (1-3) was charged with the loss, allowing four runs and seven hits over 5.1 innings. He walked one and struck out two.
Nashville pitcher Smith allowed four runs on three hits and recorded nine strikeouts over 6.0 innings in a no decision. Aaron Kurcz, Tucker Healy and Andrew Triggs pitched three scoreless and hitless innings to close out the game as the Sounds pitching staff racked up 13 strikeouts.
Healy (2-0) was credited with the win, while Triggs earned his second save of the season.
Nashville’s Brugman went 3-for-4 in the game with a RBI and scored three runs. He went 11-for-21 overall in the five-game series against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers next open a four-game home series against the Omaha Storm Chasers at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.