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Oklahoma City’s big inning not enough in loss to Sugar Land

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A late lead evaporated in the eighth inning

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The only game on the schedule for the Dodgers’ minors was Oklahoma City playing on the road in Texas, continuing a six-game series with the Sugar Land Skeeters (Astros).

An eighth-inning rally gave Oklahoma City the lead Monday night but it wouldn’t last for long. Sugar Land took the lead back in the bottom half of the frame, sending OKC to a 6-5 loss.

Down 4-1 heading to the eighth, the Dodgers strung together four singles to start the inning to narrow the deficit to 4-3. Oklahoma City would take the lead in the next two batters on a groundout and sacrifice fly.

The lead would evaporate only two hitters into the home half of the inning. Dodger reliever Yaisel Sierra — yes, the guy the Dodgers signed for six years, $30 million back in 2016 that has never been called up to the big club — allowed a double and a two-run homer to give up the lead for good.

If there was a player of the day for this post’s purposes, Luke Raley and Zach McKinstry would share it. Raley was 2-for-5 and hit his 13th homer of the year, while McKinstry went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and two walks.

Monday Scores

Sugar Land 6, Oklahoma City 5

Tuesday Schedule

  • 4:00 p.m. PT Great Lakes at Lake County
  • 5:05 p.m. Oklahoma City (Austin Bibens-Dirkx) at Sugar Land (Brandon Bielak)
  • 5:05 p.m. Tulsa at Wichita
  • 6:00 p.m. Rancho Cucamonga (Mitch White) at Visalia (Luke Albright)