Oklahoma City (Saturday, June 8) - Taylor Gushue drove in two runs with a solo homer (third inning) and a double (sixth inning) on Saturday night in Oklahoma City, as the Fresno Grizzlies (31-31) earned a 9-4 victory over the OKC Dodgers (23-38). In taking the first two games of the series at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Fresno has scored nine runs in each.
Yadiel Hernandez also rapped a two-out RBI single in the fifth, extending a five-game hit streak during which he's 10-for-21 with two homers, two doubles, nine RBI, five runs scored and three walks. Brandon Snyder added a two-run single in seventh. Snyder has five RBI during the first two games of this series, after driving in three on a home run and double Friday. Three Dodger errors and a wild pitch in the ninth helped the Grizzlies to four insurance runs to bust open what was a one-run contest, after Hernandez and Snyder led the frame with singles.
For Oklahoma City, Edwin Rios doubled twice in a four-hit night (run-scored), and Zach Reks launched a third-inning solo homer in a consecutive game. Jake Peter had an RBI triple in the seventh.
Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a strikeout to hold the 5-4 Fresno lead, his third appearance with the Grizzlies.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• C Taylor Gushue (2-5, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R)
• 2B Brandon Snyder (2-5, 2 RBI, R)
• RHP Logan Ondrusek (5.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)
• LF Yadiel Hernandez (2-5, RBI, R, BB)
Top Performers: Oklahoma City Dodgers (Los Angeles Dodgers)
• 1B Edwin Rios (4-5, 2 2B, R)
• LF Zach Reks (2-4, HR, 2 RBI)
• RHP Justin DeFratus (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: Tulsa native Matt Reynolds tripled for the second time in two games during his Oklahoma homecoming on Saturday. His three-bagger to the left field gap in the sixth resulted in the game's go-ahead run after Taylor Gushue's double.
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