Sounds Hang On For 4-2 Win Tuesday
Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to avoid a second straight shutout, but the Nashville Sounds hung on for a 4-2 win against the Dodgers Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The Dodgers were held without a hit through four innings, then to four hits through eight innings, before Edwin RÃ-os lined a one-out double to right field in the ninth inning. Will Smith followed with a walk. Both RÃ-os and Smith later scored on a two-out single by Drew Jackson. Then with Rocky Gale at the plate, Jackson was picked off to end the game.
The Sounds (11-21) scored all four of their runs in the sixth inning as they took a 1-0 lead in the four-game series between the teams.
Nashville opened the third inning with three straight hits and Willie Calhoun later drew a walk to load the bases with two outs. Dodgers starting pitcher Dennis Santana then got Patrick Wisdom to pop out to end the inning.
With runners at first and second base in the fifth inning, Nashville's Matt Davidson singled to Dodgers second baseman Errol Robinson with two outs. Zach Granite tried to score from second base and was thrown out at home plate on a throw from Robinson to catcher Rocky Gale to keep the teams in a scoreless tie.
The Dodgers (10-21) were held without a hit through four innings until RÃ-os lined a single into left field to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning. RÃ-os later tried to score from third base when Jackson hit into a fielder's choice, but was out at home to preserve the scoreless tie.
The Sounds broke through on the scoreboard in the sixth inning, scoring four runs. Andy Ibáñez led off with a double before back-to-back singles by Jett Bandy and Hunter Cole brought home Ibáñez for a 1-0 Sounds lead with none out. Later a two-run single by Granite before another run scored on a wild pitch by Dodgers pitcher Josh Sborz to boost Nashville to a 4-0 lead.
Nashville starting pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang retired all six batters he faced over 2.0 innings. Pitcher Tim Dillard (1-1) entered the game in the third inning and pitched 6.0 scoreless innings for his first win of the season. He allowed four hits and recorded one strikeout. Kyle Bird pitched the final two outs of the game for his first save of the season with the Sounds.
Dodgers starting pitcher Santana pitched 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Joe Broussard (0-1) did not record an out in the sixth inning and was charged with the loss, allowing three runs and three hits.
Dodgers pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts in the loss, marking the 14th time this season Oklahoma City has finished with a double-digit strikeout total.
Nashville outhit the Dodgers, 15-6, in the game as five players finished with multi-hit games for the Sounds.
The Dodgers and Sounds continue their series at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
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