Dodgers Buzz Way to 6-2 Win Against Bees

Oklahoma City exits Salt Lake City with three straight wins to take their lone series of the season against the Bees

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By Oklahoma City Dodgers | August 10, 2017 9:35 PM ET

Salt Lake City, Utah - Rob Segedin and Adrián González combined to drive in five of the Oklahoma City Dodgers' six runs Thursday night as they continued their Major League Rehab Assignments and guided the Dodgers to a 6-2 win against the Salt Lake Bees in the series finale between the teams at Smith's Ballpark.

 

The Dodgers won the final three games of their series against the Bees to secure their first four-game series victory since June 22-25 when they swept Nashville at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma City also won a third straight game for the first time since July 3-5.

Segedin finished the game 2-for-5 with a double, a game-high three RBI and a run scored. González went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Oklahoma City, which improved its record to 63-53 on the season.

 

The Dodgers took the lead in the third inning thanks to González and never trailed in the game.

 

However, the Bees (59-59) threatened early, hitting back-to-back singles with two outs in the second inning, but Dodgers starting pitcher Justin Marks got Tony Sanchez to ground out to end the inning and keep the game in a scoreless tie.

 

The Dodgers took the lead in their next at-bat.

 

Segedin, who has been sidelined with toe and wrist injuries since April 19, lined a two-out double into center field in the third inning. Segedin has hit safely in all five games of his rehab assignment with Oklahoma City.

 

Five-time All-Star González followed and lined a two-run homer over the fence in right field to put the Dodgers on top, 2-0. González has been limited to 49 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season due to a pair of injuries and is on the Disabled List for the first time in his 14-year MLB career. Thursday's homer was the first of his rehab assignment and he has now hit safely in four of his five games with Oklahoma City.

 

The Bees rallied in the fifth inning with two outs. Eric Young Jr. and Michael Hermosillo hit back-to-back singles before Dodgers pitcher Madison Younginer walked Ramon Flores to load the bases. Rey Navarro then drew a walk to bring in Salt Lake's first run of the night and cut Oklahoma City's lead to 2-1.

 

After an Oklahoma City pitching change brought Edward Paredes into the game, Paredes (2-1) got Nolan Fontana to strike out to end the inning with the bases loaded. Paredes was credited with the win, recording three strikeouts against one walk over 1.1 innings.

 

The Dodgers added to their lead in the sixth inning. With two outs, Henry Ramos singled and stole second base. Alex Verdugo then connected on a RBI double, hitting a deep fly ball to right field and bringing home Ramos for a 3-1 Dodgers advantage.

 

In the seventh inning, the Dodgers loaded the bases with one out on two singles and a hit by pitch, but Segedin hit into a double play, allowing the Bees to escape the jam.

 

In Segedin's next at-bat in the ninth inning, he came up to the plate with the bases loaded once again with one out. He responded with a bases-clearing double to boost the Dodgers to a 6-1 advantage.

 

In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Bees brought the tying run to the plate.

 

Sanchez led off with a double. He attempted to score on a single by Bo Way, but was thrown out at home by Dodgers right fielder Verdugo to keep Oklahoma City's lead at five runs. However, the Bees went on to load the bases with two outs. After an Oklahoma City pitching change brought Joe Broussard into the game, Navarro drew a walk to bring home the Bees' second run of the game. Nolan Fontana then came to the plate and Broussard struck him out to end the game and pick up his third save of the season.

 

In a spot start, Marks pitched four scoreless innings for Oklahoma City, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out two and did not factor into the decision.

 

Salt Lake starting pitcher Luis Diaz (4-11) was charged with the loss, allowing three runs and six hits over 5.2 innings with four strikeouts and two walks.

 

The Dodgers return home to open a four-game series against the Round Rock Express and start a jam-packed weekend of events at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

 

Friday the OKC Dodgers will "Pack the Park Pink" as players and coaches will take the field wearing special pink jerseys and hats. A silent auction will take place throughout the night for the autographed, game-worn OKC Dodgers jerseys and hats, with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The evening will culminate with an all-pink fireworks show following the game.

 

The Dodgers are also celebrating the 20th season of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark during their series against Round Rock this weekend. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday and the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a 20th Season Commemorative Stein, presented by Okie811. A new commemorative brick display will be unveiled by the OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation prior to the game on the exterior Mickey Mantle Plaza.

 

Live coverage of Friday's game begins at 6:50 p.m. on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com, or through the free iHeartRadio mobile app.

 

Tickets are available through the box office on S. Mickey Mantle Drive, by calling (405) 218-1000, or by ordering through okcdodgers.com.

 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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