OKLAHOMA CITY - Home runs by Ryan O'Hearn and Jorge Soler weren't enough for Omaha, as Oklahoma City enjoyed a homer barrage of their own to defeat the Storm Chasers 7-2 on Tuesday night at Bricktown Ballpark.
O'Hearn opened the scoring with a solo homer in the top of the 2nd against Dodgers starter Trevor Oaks. It was O'Hearn's 8th longball of the season.
The Dodgers tied it in the bottom of the 2nd, on a double by Kyle Farmer and a single by Charlie Culberson. They grabbed the lead in the last of the 3rd, as Alex Verdugo doubled, stole 3rd, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Willie Calhoun.
Jorge Soler pulled Omaha level in the top of the 4th with his 6th home run in 8 games since returning from Kansas City. It was 2-2.
Oklahoma City pulled away in the last of the 5th, however, blasting 3 home runs against Christian Binford . After the first 2 batters were retired, O'Koyea Dickson homered, Willie Calhoun tripled, and Trayce Thompson and Kyle Farmer hit back-to-back round-trippers for a quick 4 runs and a 6-2 lead.
Binford (L, 3-4) went 5 innings, and was charged with 6 earned runs on 9 hits, with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Kyle Zimmer made a successful return from the Disabled List with 2 flawless innings of relief, retiring all 6 batters he faced.
Oaks (W, 3-1) was strong over 7 innings, allowing 2 runs, 6 hits, and no walks, while striking out 7.
The Dodgers added another run in the bottom of the 8th; Trayce Thompson doubled, went to 3rd on a groundout, and scored on a single by Charlie Culberson.
Omaha couldn't mount another late-game comeback, and fell to 32-30 on the season.
The Chasers continue the series with the Dodgers tomorrow morning. RHP Luke Farrell (5-2, 4.41) will toss for Omaha, while Oklahoma City will counter with RHP Wilmer Font (4-3, 3.74). First pitch will be at 11:05am.
For more information contact Andrew Green, Media Relations | 402.738.2185 | AndrewG@omahastormchasers.com
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