Walk-Off Willie!

Calhoun's walk-off homer pushes Dodgers to fourth straight win


By Oklahoma City Dodgers | May 17, 2017 3:56 PM ET

Oklahoma City - Willie Calhoun's solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the Oklahoma City Dodgers to their first walk-off win of the season as they defeated the Sacramento River Cats, 3-2, Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

With one out in the ninth inning and the score tied, 2-2, Calhoun connected on his seventh home run of the season, which landed in the River Cats' bullpen in right-center field.

The win marked the fourth straight for the Dodgers, who took a 3-0 lead in their series with the River Cats in front of a crowd of 4,055.

Dodgers pitchers held the River Cats scoreless over the final eight frames, striking out a combined 10 Sacramento batters in the sixth through ninth innings. They recorded 15 total strikeouts Wednesday as Oklahoma City won for the fifth time in the last six games.

Sacramento (15-24) built an early 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Ryder Jones hit a two-run homer into the River Cats' bullpen in right-center field to give Sacramento a 2-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson hit a towering homer off the parking garage beyond left field for his third homer in four games to cut Sacramento's lead to 2-1.

The Dodgers (21-17) tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Darnell Sweeney drew a leadoff walk. Then with two outs, Max Muncy knocked a ball to Sacramento third baseman Jae-Gyun Hwan. Hwan threw the ball toward first base, but the throw hit Muncy who was running toward first base and rolled into foul territory. Hwang was charged with a throwing error and Sweeney scored from second base on the play to make the score, 2-2.

Calhoun's game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth was Oklahoma City's 46th home run of the season.

Dodgers starting pitcher Justin Masterson allowed two runs and six hits over 6.0 innings. He didn't allow a walk and notched seven strikeouts. Relievers Justin Marks and Josh Ravin (1-0) combined for three scoreless innings to close out the game. Ravin pitched the final two innings for his first win of the season, recording five strikeouts against one walk.

Sacramento reliever Matt Reynolds (2-1) entered the game in the ninth inning and was charged with the loss.

The Dodgers wrap up their eight-game homestand and current series against the Sacramento River Cats trying for a series sweep at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Tomorrow is a $2 Thursday featuring $2 soda, bottled water and beer from a line of Pepsi and Budweiser products. 

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

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