Oklahoma City - O'Koyea Dickson hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, but the Dodgers were unable to complete a comeback in a 6-4 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Trailing, 6-2, Dickson connected on his team-leading eighth home run of the season with two outs and a runner on to cut Fresno's lead to two runs in front of a sellout crowd of 10,184.
The Dodgers put the tying runs on base in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs, but Fresno pitcher Jordan Jankowski struck out Drew Maggi to end the game.
Fresno (15-21) took a 2-1 lead in the four-game series between the teams as they racked up 13 hits, including seven doubles.
The Dodgers (17-17) took the first lead of the night.
With one out in the first inning, Max Muncy hit a fly ball to center field for a triple. He then scored on a wild pitch by Fresno starting pitcher Mike Hauschild for a 1-0 Dodgers lead.
With two outs in the second inning, Ike Davis homered on a fly ball that landed just beyond the fence in center field to put the Dodgers ahead, 2-0. The home run was Davis' third of the season.
Fresno came back to tie the game in the fourth inning. Back-to-back two-out RBI doubles by Fresno's A.J. Reed and Reid Brignac knotted the game at 2-2.
In the fifth inning, former Oklahoma City RedHawk Preston Tucker lined a double to the left field wall that brought home two more runs for the Grizzlies and boosted Fresno to a 4-2 advantage.
Tucker later advanced to third base on a wild pitch by Dodgers starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens. Tyler White followed and hit into a fielder's choice and Tucker tried to score from third base, but was tagged out at home plate by Dodgers catcher Bobby Wilson.
Fresno's Juan Centeno doubled with two outs in the sixth inning, then scored on a line drive RBI single into right field by Tony Kemp to boost Fresno to a 5-2 lead.
The Grizzlies added another run in the seventh inning on a RBI double by White to take a 6-2 lead.
With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and a runner at first base, Dickson homered into the Dodgers bullpen to cut Fresno's lead to 6-4.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Darnell Sweeney drew a one-out walk. Davis hit a fly ball to the wall in right field that was caught for the second out before Sweeney stole second base. Pinch hitter Alex Verdugo was then intentionally walked to put runners at first and second base for Maggi.
Jankowski struck out Maggi to end the game and earn his fourth save of the season as the Dodgers were held to four hits on the night.
Fresno reliever Reymin Guduan (3-3) was credited with the win, pitching two scoreless and hitless innings.
Dodgers starting pitcher Jurrjens (3-1) was charged with the loss, allowing four runs and eight hits, two walks and recording three strikeouts.
The Dodgers wrap up their four-game series against the Fresno Grizzlies at 2:05 p.m. Sunday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Tomorrow is a Chaparral Energy Family Sunday filled with family fun activities, including pregame player autographs and kids can run the bases after the game.
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