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Round Rock Pulls Off Saturday Stunner

Edwin Ríos went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and a two RBI Saturday. (Eddie Kelly/ProLook Photos)
September 4, 2022

Round Rock Express – 8 Oklahoma City Dodgers – 7 (11 innings) Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 – Dell Diamond – Round Rock, Texas Game Summary: The Round Rock Express overcame deficits in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings to beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 8-7, in 11 innings Saturday night

Round Rock Express – 8

Oklahoma City Dodgers – 7

(11 innings)

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 – Dell Diamond – Round Rock, Texas

Game Summary: The Round Rock Express overcame deficits in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings to beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 8-7, in 11 innings Saturday night at Dell Diamond. The Dodgers (72-56) took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning. The Express (71-57) scored the first run on a wild pitch before Sam Huff tied the game with a two-run single with two outs. James Outman put the Dodgers back in front with a two-run single in the 10th inning. The first two batters of the bottom of the 10th inning were retired before four straight Express batters reached base. After a single to score the automatic runner from the second base, three straight Express hitters drew walks to force in the tying run. The Dodgers scored one run in the top of the 11th inning before the Express scored twice to win the game in the bottom of the frame. After a RBI single by Huff tied the game, Davis Wendzel hit a chopper to the left side of the infield, allowing the winning run to score from third base when the Dodgers could not complete the play at the plate. OKC scored one run each in the fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth innings to build their lead. Round Rock’s only run through eight innings was on homer by Huff in the sixth inning.

Of Note:

-The Dodgers have lost four straight against second-place Round Rock, trimming OKC’s lead atop the PCL East Division to 1.0 game. It is the closest Round Rock has been to first place since June 7, and the Express also improved to a season-best 14 games above .500.

-The last four losses have been by a combined five runs, as Saturday’s defeat joined a 7-6 loss Wednesday, 2-0 rain-shortened loss Thursday and a 3-2 loss Friday. The Express have notched three last at-bat wins over the three games. Saturday marked the seventh walk-off loss for OKC overall, including the second straight.

-The Dodgers dropped to 3-6 in extra innings, with losses in four straight. In each of their last three games in extra innings on the road, they have taken a multiple-run lead in the 10th inning before losing.

-The OKC bullpen was charged with three blown saves and now has 13 blown saves in the last 25 games. In the last 23 games, the Dodgers have eight losses when leading in the seventh inning or later, including two during the current series.

-Edwin Ríos went 2-for-4 with two RBI. He connected on his fifth home run with Oklahoma City to break a scoreless tie in the fourth inning, notched a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and doubled in the 10th inning.

-Jake Amaya went 3-for-5 with three runs scored. He extended his current hitting streak to seven games, going 11-for-26. Over the last six games, Amaya is 10-for-22 with five extra-base hits, four RBI and nine runs scored.

-Starting pitcher Jon Duplantier tossed five scoreless innings, marking his second scoreless start in his last five outings. Duplantier allowed only one hit, but he did set a season high and tied his career high with five walks to go along with five strikeouts. Over his last three starts, Duplantier has allowed one run over 14.0 innings.

-Rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers relievers Tommy Kahnle and Danny Duffy each pitched one inning. Kahnle retired three of four batters faced but allowed a home run. He threw 11 pitches with eight strikes. Duffy navigated a jam in the seventh inning to protect a one-run lead. After the first two batters reached base, he induced a force out, strikeout and a groundout to end the inning. Duffy threw 17 pitches, with eight strikes.

What’s Next: The Dodgers finish up their series in Round Rock starting at 1:05 p.m. Sunday. 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.