OKLAHOMA CITY–A RBI double by Patrick Wisdom in the top of the ninth inning pushed the Memphis Redbirds to a 2-1 win against the Oklahoma City Dodgers Thursday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Oklahoma City and Memphis entered the ninth inning in a 1-1 tie during the opener of a four-game series between the teams.
Rangel Ravelo led off the inning with a single. Later with one out and runners at first and second base, Wisdom hit a fly ball to left field that dropped for a double and allowed Ravelo to score and give Memphis (72-44) a one-run advantage.
The Dodgers (61-52) lost a third straight game and for the fifth time in the last six games.
Thursday also marked the eighth time in the last 12 games the Dodgers’ offense was held to two runs or fewer.
Oklahoma City’s lone run of the night came in the first inning.
Dodgers starting pitcher Daniel Corcino pitched four scoreless frames and held Memphis to three hits before the Redbirds tied the game in the fifth inning.
Memphis’ Edmundo Sosa led off the inning with a solo home run over the Budweiser Deck in left field to tie the game, 1-1.
Corcino pitched a season-high seven innings, allowing one run and four hits. He did not issue a walk and recorded a season-high nine strikeouts. He also lined a single into left field in the third inning.
The Dodgers threatened to score in the bottom of the eighth inning.
With two outs in the eighth inning, Kyle Garlick hit a fly ball deep to left field that hit off left fielder Randy Arozarena‘s glove. Arozarena was charged with an error and Garlick advanced to second base. Henry Ramos followed with a single. Garlick rounded third base, but was held up at third. Ramos tried to advance to second base, but was thrown out to keep the game tied, 1-1.
Broussard (4-4) entered the game to pitch for the Dodgers in the eighth inning and was charged with the loss, allowing the Redbirds’ winning run in the ninth inning. He combined with Corcino for 13 total strikeouts on the night.
Oklahoma City outhit the Redbirds, 9-7, in the game, but Memphis pitchers held the Dodgers scoreless over the final eight frames.
With Thursday’s defeat, the Dodgers have now lost eight of their last 11 home series openers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The Dodgers continue their series against Memphis at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark as the Dodgers team up with MidFirst Bank to “Pack the Park Pink” to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Dodgers players and coaches will take the field wearing special pink jerseys and hats, and the evening will culminate with a pink fireworks show following the game, presented by MidFirst Bank.
A silent auction will take place throughout the night for the autographed, game-worn pink OKC Dodgers jerseys and hats, with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In addition, pink bats, breast cancer awareness baseballs and game-used bases will be auctioned off to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Live radio coverage begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 “The Game,” 1340thegame.com, or through the free iHeartRadio mobile app.
Tickets are available through the OKC Dodgers ticket office located on South Mickey Mantle Drive, by phone at (405) 218-2182, or by visiting okcdodgers.com.
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