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OKC Dodgers pick up first win of season

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They had started the season 0-4

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The OKC Dodgers were the only team in action on Monday, as they picked up their first win of the season, defeating Round Rock, 8-6.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers won thanks to a huge second inning from the offense. After scoring a run in the first inning, OKC put up six runs on the board in the second. With two on, Omar Estevez doubled in two runs to put them up 3-0. Keibert Ruiz and Rangel Ravelo had back-to-back singles, putting runners on base for Zach Reks. On the first pitch he saw, he crushed a three-run home run to put OKC up 7-0.

Up 8-1 in the eighth inning, the Express put together a rally, scoring five runs to all of a sudden make it a two-run ballgame. They did it all with two outs as well, as six consecutive hitters reached base. Kevin Quackenbush came in for 1 13 innings to seal the deal and pick up the save.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx, who was signed to a minor-league deal last week, got the start for OKC. The 36-year-old threw five innings and allowed only one run while striking out four.

Transactions

  • Dodgers optioned catcher Keibert Ruiz to Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers activated left fielder Drew Avans from the 60-day injured list

Monday scores

Oklahoma City 8 | Round Rock 6

Tuesday schedule

5:05 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Josiah Gray) at Round Rock (Wes Benjamin)

5:05 p.m. PT: Tulsa (Andre Jackson) at Northwest Arkansas (Jon Heasley)

3:35 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBA) at West Michigan (TBA)

7:05 p.m. PT: Modesto (TBA) at Rancho Cucamonga (TBA)