Dodgers' Offense Finds Swing in 13-5 Win


Sunday, April 24th 2016, 5:38 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma City Dodgers posted season highs in both runs and hits on the way to a 13-5 win against the Iowa Cubs Sunday afternoon at Principal Park.

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Iowa built a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but the Dodgers responded by outscoring the I-Cubs, 13-2, the remainder of the game. Oklahoma City scored four runs in both the fifth and seventh innings Sunday to win a third straight game and take a 2-0 lead in the current series with Iowa.

Five Dodgers players finished the day with a multi-hit game and four players had multi-RBI performances, led by Elian Herrera’s two hits, three RBI and two runs scored.

The Dodgers’ 13 runs were the most by an Oklahoma City squad since a 14-11 win May 28, 2015 in Salt Lake. The Dodgers last had 14 hits in a Sept. 2, 2015 game against the I-Cubs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Iowa took a quick lead in the first inning when catcher Tim Federowicz hit a three-run homer to left center field for a 3-0 I-Cubs advantage.

Oklahoma City (10-7) quickly responded in the second inning. Rob Segedin extended his hit streak to 10 games with a double, then scored on a RBI single by Herrera to cut Iowa's lead to 3-1 in the second. After a Brandon Hicks single, Rico Noel hit a bunt single toward first base to bring home Herrera and cut Iowa's lead to 3-2.

The Dodgers took their first lead in the third inning.

Austin Barnes and Zach Walters hit back-to-back singles to lead off the top of the third inning for the Dodgers. Segedin then hit into a fielder’s choice and a throwing error by Iowa second baseman Logan Watkins allowed Barnes to score and knot the game, 3-3.

After James Ramsey grounded out to advance Segedin to third base, Herrera followed with a bloop single over Iowa shortstop Munenori Kawasaki to drive in Segedin for a 4-3 Oklahoma City lead.

Iowa (6-11) tied the game, 4-4, on a RBI single by Kawasaki in the fourth inning.

Oklahoma City catcher Barnes was hit by a pitch to lead off the fifth inning. Walters and Segedin followed with back-to-back singles to bring home Barnes and put Oklahoma City in front, 5-4.

Ramsey came up to bat next and walked to load the bases with none out. Herrera followed with a RBI groundout to put the Dodgers in front 6-4. Oklahoma City starting pitcher Jharel Cotton's two-run single down the right field line later gave OKC an 8-4 edge.

The Dodgers added four runs in the seventh inning.

Noel’s RBI single up the middle gave the Dodgers a 9-4 lead. Pinch hitter Jose Tabata followed with a sacrifice fly for a six-run advantage. Micah Johnson came up to bat next and hit his first home run of the season on a fly ball to right field – a two-run shot that put the Dodgers in front, 12-4.

Iowa pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. walked Barnes with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 13-4 advantage.

In the bottom of the ninth, Iowa’s Kristopher Negron hit a two-out homer to left center field for Iowa’s fifth run of the day.

Cotton (2-1) earned his second win in as many starts, allowing four runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out six. Reliever Joe Thatcher pitched one scoreless frame before Lisalverto Bonilla put together a three-inning save to close out the game for Oklahoma City.

Iowa starting pitcher Jake Buchanan (0-1) made his first appearance of the season with the I-Cubs Sunday and was charged with the loss. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) and nine hits. He walked one and had four strikeouts.

Buchanan pitched parts of three seasons for the OKC RedHawks from 2012-14.

The Dodgers’ series against Iowa continues at 6:38 p.m. Monday at Principal Park. Live coverage begins 15 minutes before the first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com, or through the free iHeartRadio mobile app. 

Five Dodgers players finished the day with a multi-hit game and four players had multi-RBI performances, led by Elian Herrera’s two hits, three RBI and two runs scored.

A RBI groundout by Elian Herrera with the bases loaded puts OKC in front, 6-4, in the fifth! Herrera now with three RBI today.

— OKC Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) April 24, 2016

The Dodgers’ 13 runs were the most by an Oklahoma City squad since a 14-11 win May 28, 2015 in Salt Lake. The Dodgers last had 14 hits in a Sept. 2, 2015 game against the I-Cubs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Iowa took a quick lead in the first inning when catcher Tim Federowicz hit a three-run homer to left center field for a 3-0 I-Cubs advantage.

Oklahoma City (10-7) quickly responded in the second inning. Rob Segedin extended his hit streak to 10 games with a double, then scored on a RBI single by Herrera to cut Iowa's lead to 3-1 in the second. After a Brandon Hicks single, Rico Noel hit a bunt single toward first base to bring home Herrera and cut Iowa's lead to 3-2.

The Dodgers took their first lead in the third inning.

Austin Barnes and Zach Walters hit back-to-back singles to lead off the top of the third inning for the Dodgers. Segedin then hit into a fielder’s choice and a throwing error by Iowa second baseman Logan Watkins allowed Barnes to score and knot the game, 3-3.

After James Ramsey grounded out to advance Segedin to third base, Herrera followed with a bloop single over Iowa shortstop Munenori Kawasaki to drive in Segedin for a 4-3 Oklahoma City lead.

Iowa (6-11) tied the game, 4-4, on a RBI single by Kawasaki in the fourth inning.

Oklahoma City catcher Barnes was hit by a pitch to lead off the fifth inning. Walters and Segedin followed with back-to-back singles to bring home Barnes and put Oklahoma City in front, 5-4.

Ramsey came up to bat next and walked to load the bases with none out. Herrera followed with a RBI groundout to put the Dodgers in front 6-4. Oklahoma City starting pitcher Jharel Cotton's two-run single down the right field line later gave OKC an 8-4 edge.

The Dodgers added four runs in the seventh inning.

Noel’s RBI single up the middle gave the Dodgers a 9-4 lead. Pinch hitter Jose Tabata followed with a sacrifice fly for a six-run advantage. Micah Johnson came up to bat next and hit his first home run of the season on a fly ball to right field – a two-run shot that put the Dodgers in front, 12-4.

Iowa pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. walked Barnes with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 13-4 advantage.

In the bottom of the ninth, Iowa’s Kristopher Negron hit a two-out homer to left center field for Iowa’s fifth run of the day.

Cotton (2-1) earned his second win in as many starts, allowing four runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out six. Reliever Joe Thatcher pitched one scoreless frame before Lisalverto Bonilla put together a three-inning save to close out the game for Oklahoma City.

Iowa starting pitcher Jake Buchanan (0-1) made his first appearance of the season with the I-Cubs Sunday and was charged with the loss. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) and nine hits. He walked one and had four strikeouts.

Buchanan pitched parts of three seasons for the OKC RedHawks from 2012-14.

The Dodgers’ series against Iowa continues at 6:38 p.m. Monday at Principal Park. Live coverage begins 15 minutes before the first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com, or through the free iHeartRadio mobile app. 

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