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Dodgers Defeat I-Cubs

August 29, 2019 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Iowa Cubs News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The Iowa Cubs (72-64) out-hit the Oklahoma City Dodgers (61-74) 11-7 but couldn't make the offense count as they fell 9-4, Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

A P.J. Higgins RBI single in the second and a two-RBI base-knock from Robel Garcia in the third gave the I-Cubs an early 3-0 edge.

Iowa starter Colin Rea faced the minimum through three, before losing his footing in the fourth. Oklahoma City's comeback drive began with a hit-by-pitch, followed by an Rios single to put two on. A DJ Peters double to left plated the pair, before Peters scored himself on a Zach McKinstry single, tying the game 3-3.

An RBI double from Austin Barnes put up another run for Oklahoma City in the fifth to crack the tie, and a Rios two-run shot secured another three-run frame for the Dodgers.

Iowa showed life with a run in the seventh, facilitated by a Donnie Dewees leadoff double, but the visitors couldn't regain the lead. The bottom of the seventh descended into chaos as I-Cubs pitching walked four and hit two batters en route to another three-run frame and a 9-4 Dodger lead.

In his final start of the regular season, Rea worked 6.0 frames but took the loss to finish 14-4 on the year. Justin De Fratus (3-5) countered with four runs, three earned, allowed through 6.2 innings to capture the victory.

POSTGAME NOTES:

- Iowa's magic number remains at one after a Memphis win in New Orleans.

- Robel Garcia went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.

- Albert Almora Jr. was 2-for-5 with a run scored.

The I-Cubs return to Principal Park Friday for the final four home games of the season. Tomorrow, Iowa will become the Iowa Caucuses to celebrate Iowa's "First in the Nation" status during presidential elections. For more information or tickets, visit www.iowacubs.com.


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