Five different players hit home runs for the Oklahoma City Dodgers in a 20-5 win against the Tacoma Rainiers in the series finale between the teams Sunday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Tacoma (64-71) grabbed a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning, scoring a run on an OKC throwing error. The Dodgers (75-60) then scored 15 straight runs, including five home runs. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the second inning and Jake Amaya sent a grand slam out to left field for a 4-1 lead. Oklahoma City added four more runs in the third inning, including a solo home run by Jason Martin and three-run homer by Devin Mann to take an 8-1 lead. A RBI triple by Mann and RBI single by Tony Wolters put the Dodgers in front, 10-1, in the fifth inning. The Dodgers added five more runs in the sixth inning, including a two-run homer by Edwin Ríos and solo homer by James Outman. Five Dodgers pitchers combined to hold Tacoma scoreless and to just one hit until the eighth inning when the Rainiers scored four runs, including a three-run homer by Marcus Wilson. Wilson then pitched the bottom of the eighth inning for the Rainiers and the Dodgers tacked on five more runs, including a RBI double by Wolters and two-run double by Michael Busch.
-The Dodgers’ win, along with losses by both Round Rock and El Paso Sunday afternoon juggled the PCL East Division standings. The Dodgers are now tied with El Paso for first place in the division standings with 75-60 records, while Round Rock (74-61) sits 1.0 game back in third place with 15 games remaining in the regular season.
-The 20 runs scored by the Dodgers Sunday matched the team’s season-high run output as OKC also scored 20 runs Aug. 14 against Round Rock at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The 20 runs also equaled OKC’s total runs scored over the team’s previous six games combined. Sunday was the seventh time in the team’s Bricktown era (since 1998) an OKC team scored at least 20 runs and first time an OKC team scored 20 or more runs twice in the same season. The Dodgers entered Sunday’s game having scored a total of 29 runs during the month of September (nine games) – the fewest runs scored in the league and tied for the fewest among all Triple-A teams this month…The Dodgers scored in six of eight innings Sunday after scoring in just nine of their previous 44 innings…The Dodgers posted four innings of four or more runs Sunday,…