Oklahoma City - A five-run sixth inning by the Oklahoma City Dodgers broke open Sunday afternoon's game against the Fresno Grizzlies at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark as the Dodgers went on to a 14-5 win in the series finale between the teams.
The Dodgers built a 5-1 lead through three innings, then added five more runs in the sixth inning to take a 10-2 advantage. Oklahoma City tacked on four more runs in the eighth inning for an 11-run advantage.
Oklahoma City (18-17) finished the game with 14 runs for the team's highest run total since also recording 14 runs May 28, 2015 at Salt Lake.
The Dodgers also notched 17 hits Sunday to tie for their second-highest hit total of the season, trailing only their 19-hit outing April 9 against Iowa. Ike Davis, Max Muncy and Trayce Thompson each recorded three hits apiece in the win to lead the Dodgers.
Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Oaks (1-1) held the Grizzlies to two runs on six hits over 6.0 innings with one walk and six strikeouts in his first win of the season.
The Dodgers quickly grabbed the lead in the first inning as they went to split their four-game series with the Grizzlies, 2-2.
O'Koyea Dickson hit a two-out double down the right field line, then scored on a RBI single by Muncy for a 1-0 Oklahoma City advantage. Thompson followed with a walk before Davis hit a soft fly ball to shallow center field that dropped for a RBI single and brought home Muncy to put the Dodgers ahead, 2-0.
Fresno's Colin Moran hit a solo home run with two outs in the top of the second inning to cut the Dodgers' lead to 2-1.
Oklahoma City added a run in the second inning on a two-out RBI single by Dickson to take a 3-1 lead.
Thompson connected on his first home run of the season to lead off the third inning on a fly ball that landed in the Dodgers' bullpen in left-center field for a 4-1 Oklahoma City advantage. The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out later in the inning for Drew Maggi, who hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Davis for a 5-1 Dodgers lead.
In the sixth inning, Fresno's Tony Kemp led off with a double and later scored on a two-out double by Derek Fisher to cut Oklahoma City's lead to 5-2.
The Dodgers scored five more runs in the sixth inning after loading the bases with one out. After a Fresno pitching change, a wild pitch by Ashur Tolliver with Muncy at bat allowed Logan Landon to score for a 6-2 advantage.
Muncy hit a sacrifice fly to right field for a five-run lead before the Dodgers tacked on three more runs with two outs. A RBI single for Thompson, RBI double by Davis and RBI single by Darnell Sweeney pushed Oklahoma City's lead to 10-2.
The five-run inning tied for the Dodgers' highest single-inning run total of the season, first accomplished in the eighth inning April 15 at Memphis.
A RBI double by Fresno's Kemp brought home the Grizzlies' third run of the day in the seventh inning.
The Dodgers opened the bottom of the eighth inning with five straight hits, including two-run doubles by both Darnell Sweeney and Jack Murphy for a 14-3 Dodgers lead.
Kemp collected his fifth hit of the day on a RBI single in the top of the ninth inning for Fresno (15-22), which finished the game with 10 hits total.
Fresno starting pitcher Francis Martes (0-1) was charged with the loss, allowing five runs (four earned), six hits, four walks and recording three strikeouts.
The Dodgers continue their homestand and open a four-game series against the Sacramento River Cats at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
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