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Dodgers' Earn 4-3 Walk-Off Win

May 17, 2023 - Pacific Coast League (PCL)
Oklahoma City Baseball Club News Release

Luke Williams' RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning secured another thrilling Oklahoma City Dodgers' comeback and a 4-3 walk-off win against the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Dodgers (29-11) had been held to one run through eight innings before scoring three runs in the ninth inning for the win. With one out in the ninth inning, Steven Duggar sent a fly ball out to right field that landed in the visiting bullpen for a game-tying two-run homer. Then with two outs, Williams grounded a ball up the middle, beat the throw to first base and pinch-runner Jahmai Jones scored from third base for the victory. Sugar Land (17-22) built a 3-0 lead through four innings. JJ Matijevic connected on a RBI single in the first inning and Rylan Bannon hit a solo homer in the second inning before Joe Perez hit a ground-rule RBI double in the fourth inning. OKC's first run of the night came in the sixth inning after the Dodgers loaded the bases and Hunter Feduccia hit into a fielder's choice.

Of Note:

-Tuesday became OKC's fifth walk-off win of the season through 16 home games. The victory was also OKC's ninth last at-bat win of the season through 40 games overall, eighth win when trailing after seven innings and fifth win when trailing after eight innings...The Dodgers have now trailed at some point in 19 of their 29 total wins, including 10 wins after trailing by at least two runs.

-The Dodgers picked up a seventh consecutive win Tuesday as they improved to a PCL-leading 29-11 record. Their 29 wins through 40 games are the most by an OKC team through 40 games in the Bricktown era (since 1998).

-All four of the Dodgers' runs scored in the sixth inning or later and they have outscored opponents, 103-58, from the sixth through ninth innings this season. The Dodgers have outscored opponents, 22-9, in the ninth inning so far in 2023...In the team's last nine wins combined, the Dodgers have scored a total of 16 runs through six innings, but 30 runs between the seventh and ninth innings.

-Drew Avans (2-for-5) and Yonny Hernández (2-for-4) finished with multi-hit games for the Dodgers.

-Michael Busch singled and walked and has now reached base in all 25 of his games with OKC this season - the second-longest on-base streak in the PCL this season. He has hit safely in 21 of his 25 Triple-A games this season.

-Dodgers pitchers held the Space Cowboys scoreless over the final five innings, including 3.1 scoreless and hitless innings by the bullpen. Over the last 10 games, the Dodgers bullpen has allowed just three runs and 18 hits over 43.2 innings with 52 strikeouts.

-OKC starting pitcher Gavin Stone pitched a season-high 5.2 innings and recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts. He allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits with three walks. Tuesday was his first double-digit strikeout game since Sept. 26, 2022 against Salt Lake when he recorded 11 K's.

What's Next: The series between the Dodgers and Space Cowboys continues at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.Single-game tickets for OKC Dodgers games through June are available at Live radio coverage of each OKC Dodgers game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. Video broadcasts of all OKC Dodgers home games are now available to be streamed live for free on the Bally Live app.

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