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Oklahoma City Earns 8-7 Win Against Albuquerque

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April 4, 2024 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)
Oklahoma City Baseball Club News Release

A two-run home run by Miguel Vargas in the eighth inning lifted the Oklahoma City Baseball Club to an 8-7 win in a back-and-forth game against the Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Albuquerque (1-4) had scored five straight runs, including four runs in the seventh inning, to take a 7-6 lead. In the bottom of the eighth inning, OKC’s Trey Sweeney led off by drawing a walk and Vargas followed with his third home run of the season, sending a fly ball to left-center field to give OKC a one-run advantage. Albuquerque scored the first run of the night in the first inning before OKC (3-2) took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning. OKC’s lead grew to 4-1 on a solo home run by Hunter Feduccia and a RBI triple by Drew Avans. After the Isotopes cut OKC’s lead to two runs, OKC added two more runs in the fifth inning on a RBI single by Sweeney and a RBI double by Vargas for a 6-2 lead. Pitcher Gus Varland (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless eighth inning before Kevin Gowdy notched a save with a scoreless ninth inning for Oklahoma City.

Of Note:

-The Oklahoma City Baseball Club has won back-to-back games for the first time this season and also moved its record above .500 for the first time this season as the team is now 3-2…Oklahoma City has won the first two home games of a season for the first time since 2018 when OKC started the season with 15 straight wins in games at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

-Miguel Vargas has homered in back-to-back games and in three of his last four games. Vargas went 2-for-3 Wednesday with a double, home run, sacrifice fly and four RBI. Five of his first seven hits of 2024 have gone for extra bases and he has recorded back-to-back four-RBI nights after hitting a grand slam Tuesday….Going back to last season, Vargas has now homered in six of his last 12 games, including the 2023 postseason.

-OKC has now homered in four straight games. The team has eight home runs so far in 2024, hit by five different players.

-The first five games of the season for Oklahoma City have been decided by a total of seven runs and all have been decided by margins of two runs or less.

Next Up: OKC continues its first home series of the season at 7:05 p.m. Thursday on 89ers Night against the Albuquerque Isotopes at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. For all Thursday home games this season, Oklahoma City players and coaches will wear special OKC…

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