MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Redbirds (23-32) came back from down 1-0 and then 8-6, but the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Dodgers) scored a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning to take a 10-8 win in the series opener Thursday night at AutoZone Park.
Rangel Ravelo finished 3-for-5, ending a home run short of hitting for the cycle, and he drove in three and scored twice. Adolis Garcia launched his 12th home run of the season to cap a four-run Memphis third inning, and he also doubled.
Ramon Urias was 2-for-4, and Tommy Edman drew three walks and scored twice. Kyle Garlick hit a three-run home run for Oklahoma City (19-34) and finished with five RBI.
Anthony Shew battled through 5.0 innings on the mound for the Redbirds, scattering seven hits and allowing four runs, three earned. He struck out five. After Chris Ellis gave up four runs in the Dodgers' sixth to make the score 8-6, the Redbirds scored twice in the home-half to tie the game at 8 after six innings.
Chasen Shreve and Jesus Cruz were solid in 3.0 innings of relief, combining for seven strikeouts, with Shreve striking out the side in the eighth and Cruz doing the same in the ninth.
Oklahoma City scored twice in the top of the 10th off Chris Beck, and the Redbirds went down in order in the bottom of the 10th to end the ballgame.
The teams combined for 26 strikeouts at the plate and 17 walks.
Memphis has lost nine-straight games.
The Redbirds and Oklahoma City continue their series tomorrow night at 7:05. The two teams match up at AutoZone Park through a 2:05 p.m. game on Sunday.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Friday, May 31 at 7:05: Star Wars Night featuring specialty ticket options for Darth Bader Bobblehead or Light Sword at www.memphisredbirds.com/starwarsnight; All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket presented by Dave & Buster's featuring an all-you-can-eat beef sliders buffet and a free $15 Dave & Buster's Power Card available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat
Saturday, June 1 at 6:35 p.m.: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game; Margaritaville Night with free leis, live Jimmy Buffett cover music, and more
Sunday, June 2 at 2:05 p.m.: Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air; kids run the bases after the game
Wednesday, June 12 at 6:35: Woof Wednesday presented by Invisible Fence Brand of Memphis with dogs able to come to the stadium along with their parents
Thursday, June 13 at 7:05: Throwback Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products featuring the Redbirds suiting up as the Memphis Chicks and throwback concession pricing of $2 beers and $1 Polk's hot dogs
Friday, June 14 at 7:05: All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket presented by Dave & Buster's featuring an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and a free $15 Dave & Buster's Power Card available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat; Papa John's Friday Family Pack specialty ticket with four Field Box tickets including four free hot dogs, four free sodas, and one bottomless popcorn at the game, plus two coupons for a large Papa John's pizza, available at www.memphisredbirds.com/fridayfamilypack
Saturday, June 15 at 6:35 p.m.: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game
Sunday, June 16 at 2:05 p.m.: Father's Day hamburger/hot dog buffet specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/fathersday; kids and dads run the bases after the game; Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air
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