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Oklahoma City Dodgers – 3
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 – Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Game Summary: The Round Rock Express scored seven straight runs as they sent the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 7-3 loss Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Dodgers took the first lead of the game as Drew Avans led off with his 10th triple of the season and scored on a RBI groundout by Edwin Ríos in the first inning. Round Rock (59-50) took the lead in the fourth inning, scoring runs on a RBI ground-rule double by Josh Sale and a RBI double by Nick Tanielu. The Express added three more runs in the fifth inning with a RBI double by Andy Ibáñez and a two-run homer by Davis Wendzel for a 5-1 advantage. Wendzel hit his second home run of the night in the eighth inning, boosting the Express to a 7-1 lead with another two-run shot. In the bottom of the ninth inning, four straight Dodgers reached base with two outs, including a two-run single by Omar Estévez, but the Dodgers (62-47) fell to 0-4 in the series.
-The Dodgers have now lost six consecutive games for their longest losing streak of the season and have lost six games in a row for the first time since Aug. 20-26, 2019. They are 1-7 in the last eight games overall and have lost the first four games of their six-game series against the Express for their first 0-4 start to a series since May 6-9, 2021 in Round Rock.
-Drew Avans hit his PCL-leading 10th triple of the season in the first inning, which tied the OKC team record for triples in a season during the Bricktown era (since 1998), matching Joaquin Arias’ 10 triples during the 2006 season. Avans went 2-for-5 and scored a run as he extended his on-base streak to 48 games. He owns the longest active on-base streak in the Minors and the longest on-base streak by an OKC player during the MLBAM era (since 2005). He has reached base in 62 of his last 63 games and his 48-game on-base streak is the longest in the PCL since 2018.
-Edwin Ríos extended his hitting streak to nine games, going 1-for-4 with a RBI and a walk as he continued his Major League Rehab Assignment. During the nine-game streak he is 12-for-37 with four doubles and owns the longest active hitting streak by an OKC player. He was initially placed on the Los Angeles Dodgers Injured List June 3 with a right hamstring injury and was transferred to the 60-day IL June 22.
-Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers Blake Treinen and Brusdar Graterol opened Major League Rehab Assignments Friday with OKC. Treinen pitched a scoreless sixth inning with a strikeout, flyout and groundout, throwing nine pitches (seven strikes). Graterol pitched a scoreless seventh inning with a walk, double play and strikeout, throwing 14 pitches (eight strikes). Treinen was placed on the LAD Injured List April 22 due to right shoulder inflammation and was transferred to the 60-day IL May 17. Graterol was placed on the LAD Injured List with right shoulder inflammation July 11.
-Over the last six losses, the Dodgers have allowed 48 runs, including seven or more runs four times. During the same span, the Dodgers have scored 16 runs, with three runs or fewer in five of the six games.
-The OKC Dodgers took the field in special edition pink jerseys to “Pack the Park Pink” with MidFirst Bank and promote breast cancer awareness. The game-worn jerseys were auctioned to benefit Susan G. Komen Oklahoma.
What’s Next: The series between the Dodgers and Express continues at 6:05 p.m. Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Faith and Family Night. The evening includes a postgame concert by Tauren Wells, presented by Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association and Hobby Lobby. The ZOOperstars! are also set to perform throughout the evening as the fun, inflatable characters dance, perform acrobatics, tricks and comedy on the field between innings.
Tickets are available at okcdodgers.com/tickets. Live radio coverage of each OKC Dodgers game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 “The Game,” 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. All OKC Dodgers games are also available streamed live on MiLB.TV with a subscription.