Oklahoma City - The Iowa Cubs scored 13 runs between the third and seventh innings on the way to a 13-3 win against the Oklahoma City Dodgers Thursday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
One night after being shut out, the I-Cubs responded with 13 runs and 14 hits against the Dodgers in the series finale between the teams as Oklahoma City allowed its highest run total since a 15-11 loss against Omaha June 15.
Thursday's defeat ended Oklahoma City's three game winning streak and stretch of six straight home wins in front of a crowd of 6,161. Despite dropping the series finale, the Dodgers won the three-game series, 2-1.
Iowa (40-47) took the lead in the third inning. John Andreoli doubled with two outs and Jacob Hannemann connected on a two-run homer to right-center field to put Iowa in front, 2-0.
Iowa added to its lead with five runs in the fourth inning.
Chris Dominguez singled, then scored when Taylor Davis tripled to right field for a 3-0 advantage. The I-Cubs loaded the bases later in the inning with one out and Dodgers pitcher Scott Barlow walked Iowa pitcher Williams Perez to bring home another run for the I-Cubs. With the bases loaded again, John Andreoli hit a two-run double to center field to extend the I-Cubs' lead to 6-0. Iowa tacked on another run before the end of the inning when Perez scored during a rundown between second and third base for a 7-0 lead.
Oklahoma City second baseman Willie Calhoun responded in the bottom of the fourth inning with his team-leading 19th homer of the season into the Iowa bullpen in right-center field to cut Iowa's lead to 7-1.
Iowa scored five more runs in the sixth inning.
The first three batters of the inning reached base to load the bases for Iowa's Perez, who singled to center field to bring home a run. Andreoli followed and hit into a force out at second base and a run scored on the play. Later with two outs, Mark Zagunis hit a two-run double to center field. Chris Dominguez added a RBI single later in the inning for a 12-1 Iowa advantage.
Iowa tacked on another run on Andreoli's RBI single in the seventh inning for a 13-1 lead.
The Dodgers (48-37) added a run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a RBI single by Bobby Wilson that extended his hitting streak to a season-best eight games and cut Iowa's lead to 13-2.
The Dodgers' third and final run of the night came in the bottom of the ninth inning. Calhoun led off with a double and scored when Mike Freeman hit into a fielder's choice to cut Iowa's lead to 13-3. Calhoun scored all three of the Dodgers' runs Thursday night.
Perez (5-7) earned the win for Iowa, allowing two runs and six hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. He also went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a walk and scored a run.
Dodgers starting pitcher Scott Barlow (1-1) was charged with the loss, allowing 10 runs (eight earned) and seven hits over five innings with four walks and five strikeouts.
The Dodgers next travel for a four-game road series against the New Orleans Baby Cakes starting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Shrine on Airline.
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