Express Suffer 6-2 Setback to Dodgers
ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Oklahoma City Dodgers (15-14) powered out of the gate on Sunday afternoon, knocking off the Round Rock Express (13-18) by a final score of 6-2. E-Train LHP Christian Torres (1-1, 9.00) suffered the loss in his first career Triple-A start.
The righty lasted two innings, giving up four runs, only three of which were earned, while walking two and striking out three. OKC starter RHP Jair Jurrjens (3-0, 2.60) earned the win after holding Round Rock to two runs on nine hits in six innings. Jurrjens struck out seven without issuing a walk.
Oklahoma City jumped all over Torres in the first two innings. SS Charlie Culberson welcomed Torres to the game with a solo home run on his second pitch of the day. Two hitters later, 1B Scott Van Slyke worked a walk and raced to third on a Bobby Wilson single. In the next plate appearance, Torres attempted to pick off Wilson at first, instead throwing an errant pass wide of the base for an error that allowed Van Slyke to score.
The second inning also began with a leadoff home run, this time off the bat of RF Max Muncy. 3B Drew Maggi followed up with a double, then LF Darnell Sweeney singled to extend the Oklahoma City lead to 4-0.
Round Rock began to chip away in the bottom of the inning. LF Jared Hoying singled, stole second, then scored on an ensuing Brett Nicholas double. An inning later, CF Drew Robinson lined a leadoff double to right field before taking third on a Jurickson Profar single. DH Ronald Guzman then grounded into a double play, however the slow roller allowed enough time for Robinson to score from third.
After two innings of relief, Oklahoma City solved Round Rock RHP Brady Dragmire in the sixth. Van Slyke and CF Brett Eibner teamed up for a pair of doubles to drive in a run. After a Muncy groundout moved Eibner to third, Maggi singled home his team's sixth and final run of the day.
The Express and Dodgers meet again on Monday night. Round Rock RHP Anthony Bass (0-0, 0.96) is slated to face Oklahoma City RHP Trevor Oaks (0-1, 3.00). First pitch on Cancer Awareness Night at Dell Diamond, presented by Texas Oncology, is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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