River Cats Claw Back Against Dodgers
Sacramento River Cats – 6 Oklahoma City Dodgers – 5 (10 innings) Wednesday, May 24, 2023 – Sutter Health Park – West Sacramento, Calif. Game Summary: The Sacramento River Cats battled back from a late four-run deficit and topped the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6-5, in 10 innings Wednesday night at
Sacramento River Cats – 6
Oklahoma City Dodgers – 5
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 – Sutter Health Park – West Sacramento, Calif.
Game Summary: The Sacramento River Cats battled back from a late four-run deficit and topped the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6-5, in 10 innings Wednesday night at Sutter Health Park. The Dodgers held a 5-1 lead in the seventh inning and a 5-2 lead with the bases empty and two outs in the eighth inning. Sacramento (22-25) then notched back-to-back singles before Ricardo Genovés tied the game with a three-run homer. Neither team scored in the ninth inning, and the Dodgers (34-13) were unable to score in the 10th inning. In the home half of the inning, David Villar lined a single to deep left field to score the winning run from third base. Sacramento scored a run in the first inning before the Dodgers tied the game on a Michael Busch RBI single in the third inning. OKC then rallied for four runs in the fifth inning, including a RBI single by Ryan Ward and a bases-clearing double by Hunter Feduccia.
-The Dodgers lost for just the second time in the last 14 games, with both defeats occurring in extra innings. Wednesday’s defeat also snapped a seven-game road winning streak…OKC is now 13-3 over the last 16 games.
-After the Dodgers had won each of their two previous games after trailing in the eighth inning, Wednesday marked the team’s second loss of the season after leading in the eighth inning or later. The four-run lead also matched the team’s largest in a loss this year…The Dodgers fell to 3-2 in extra innings.
-The Dodgers played a fourth consecutive game to be decided in the eighth inning or later, and now 10 of the team’s last 20 games have been decided in eighth inning or later. It was also the team’s second game to go to extra innings in their last four games overall…Eight of the Dodgers’ last 10 games have been decided by one or two runs, including five of the last six.
-Michael Busch led the Dodgers with three hits, matching his season high. He went 3-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored, and his five games with three-plus hits leads OKC this season.
-Ryan Ward extended his hitting streak to five games, going 1-for-5 with a RBI and run scored. It equals his longest hitting streak of the season, and he is 7-for-23 during his current streak.
-Hunter Feduccia went 1-for-4 with a three-run double and a walk. It marked his fifth game of three or more RBI this season, which leads the team.
-After allowing eight runs over the last 16 games combined, the Dodgers bullpen allowed five runs Wednesday...Sacramento went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position after the Dodgers had held opponents 5-for-45 with RISP over the previous six games combined.
-Sacramento’s bullpen retired the final 14 OKC batters of the game.