Dodgers and Express Split Sunday Set

Round Rock shuts out Dodgers in Game 1; OKC then shuts out Express in Game 2

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By Oklahoma City Dodgers | August 13, 2017 5:39 PM

Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma City Dodgers and Round Rock Express combined for two shutouts and three total runs as they split a Sunday doubleheader at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

 

The Express won the first game, 1-0, before the Dodgers earned a split by winning the second game, 2-0, in front of a crowd of 5,965.

The teams played two seven-inning games Sunday to make up Saturday's game that was postponed due to wet field conditions.

 

Round Rock (56-63) shut out the Dodgers in the first game, scoring the lone run of the afternoon game in the fourth inning.

 

Former Dodger Willie Calhoun, who was traded to the Texas Rangers July 31 as part of a deal for pitcher Yu Darvish, led off the inning with a triple, lining a hit into right field.

 

Calhoun then scored on a RBI double by Ronald Guzman to right field.

 

The Dodgers outhit the Express, 5-4, in the game, but Round Rock pitcher Nick Martinez (3-0) tossed a complete-game shutout. He held the Dodgers to five hits with one walk and one strikeout over 7.0 innings as Oklahoma City was shut out for the sixth time this season.

 

Dodgers starting pitcher Wilmer Font (9-7) was charged with the loss despite another strong outing on the mound. He pitched six innings, allowing just one run and four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.

 

He increased his career-high strikeout total to 168 on the season and the total leads all of the Minors.

 

The Dodgers (64-55) went on to win the second game Sunday night, notching their eighth shutout win of the season.

 

The lone runs of the second game came in the third inning.

 

Max Muncy led off the bottom of the third inning and drew a walk and later advanced to third base on a wild pitch.

 

Later in the inning with two outs, Tim Locastro hit a two-run home run into the Dodgers' bullpen in left-center field for a 2-0 Oklahoma City lead. The home run was Locastro's first Triple-A homer. He paces the Dodgers with 15 hits this month and extended his hitting streak to five games.

 

Dodgers starting pitcher Justin Masterson (10-5) became the third pitcher in the PCL this season to 10 victories. He pitched five shutout innings, allowing four hits and three walks with four strikeouts.

 

Walker Buehler followed Masterson on the mound for the Dodgers and pitched two perfect innings. He recorded five strikeouts for his first save of the season with Oklahoma City.

 

Round Rock starting pitcher David Ledbetter (2-3) was charged with the loss, allowing two runs and three hits over 5.0 innings with one walk and three strikeouts.

 

The Express outhit Oklahoma City, 4-3, in the second game and now lead the four-game series, 2-1.

 

The Dodgers wrap up the series against Round Rock at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

 

Live coverage of Monday'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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