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Bees Break Dodgers' Win Streak

Cristian Santana went 3-for-4 with two doubles Sunday. (Eddie Kelly/ProLook Photos)
September 12, 2021

Salt Lake Bees – 8 OKC Dodgers – 5 Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 – Smith’s Ballpark – Salt Lake City, Utah Game Summary: The Salt Lake Bees scored six runs within the first three innings and their hot start paved the way to an 8-5 win over the Oklahoma City

Salt Lake Bees – 8

OKC Dodgers – 5

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 – Smith’s Ballpark – Salt Lake City, Utah

*Game Summary: *The Salt Lake Bees scored six runs within the first three innings and their hot start paved the way to an 8-5 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers Sunday afternoon at Smith’s Ballpark. Less than 24 hours after being shut out, the Bees (47-64) scored twice in their first at-bat. The Dodgers (57-54) tied things in the second inning, thanks to a two-run homer by Omar Estévez. The Bees responded with another run in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-2 lead. On the first pitch of the third inning, Sheldon Neuse lined a game-tying home run to left field. However, Salt Lake went back ahead in their next at-bat on a three-run homer by Jake Gatewood. Following Neuse’s homer, the Salt Lake pitching staff retired 15 of the next 17 Dodgers batters. The Bees added to their lead with two runs in the seventh inning to go in front 8-3, but doubles by Neuse and Cristian Santana in the eighth inning led to two runs for the Dodgers, cutting the deficit to 8-5.

Of Note:

-The Dodgers had their five-game win streak come to an end, remaining tied for their longest winning streak of the season. The team has not won six straight games since July 18-24, 2019. Even with the loss, the Dodgers are now 7-2 in their last nine games.

-After being held to three total runs in the 21 innings entering Sunday’s game, the Bees scored six runs in the first three innings, scoring at least one run each inning. In that same 21-inning stretch, the Bees had totaled 14 hits and went 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position. On Sunday they tallied 11 hits and went 4-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Salt Lake snapped a four-game losing streak overall, as well as a six-game home losing skid.

-Cristian Santana picked up a team-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored. During his current five-game hitting streak, Santana is 10-for-18 with two homers, three doubles, six RBI and six runs scored. Santana has collected four multi-hit games in his last six starts and leads OKC with 25 multi-hit games this season.

-Sheldon Neuse went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double. Five of his six hits over four games this series have gone for extra bases, including three home runs. Since his return off the Injured List, Neuse is 8-for-23 with six extra-base hits.

-Six of Oklahoma City’s eight hits Sunday went for extra bases, with four doubles and two homers. The team has 32 extra-base hits over its last six games, with at least six extra-base hits in three of the six contests.

-For the second time in three games, the Dodgers did not draw a walk. Prior to Friday, they had drawn at least one walk in each of the first 108 games of the season. On the other hand, the pitching staff handed out six walks, running their total to 21 over the first four games of the series. They have allowed at least five walks in three of the four games.

What’s Next: The Dodgers face the Bees Monday night starting at 7:35 p.m. CT. Live radio coverage of each OKC Dodgers game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. All OKC Dodgers games are also available streamed live on MiLB.TV with a subscription.