OKC DODGERS JOUR­NAL Dodgers stum­ble against Salt Lake

The Oklahoman - - SPORTS -

Oklahoma City’s re­turn from a West Coast trip was a downer.

The Dodgers’ of­fense strug­gled to get much go­ing out­side of a tworun er­ror in a 4-3 loss to Salt Lake on Wed­nes­day night in front of 4,282 fans at Chick­a­saw Brick­town Ball­park.

Salt Lake ral­lied from a 3-1 deficit in the fi­nal eight in­nings to steal the vic­tory from OKC, one of mi­nor league’s best teams at home. OKC en­tered the night with the best home win­ning per­cent­age in all of Mi­nor League Base­ball.

But Salt Lake put a dent in that.

The Bees re­sponded to OKC’s three-run first by slowly chip­ping away at the two-run deficit.

Dustin Ack­ley drove in a run with a ground­out in the third. Rymer Liri­ano scored in the sixth on a sac­ri­fice fly from Sher­man Johnson.

With the game tied in the ninth, Johnson tripled with one out. He then scored when Fran­cisco Aria hit a grounder to drawnin short­stop An­gelo Mora, who bounced the throw to home plate as Johnson slid in head first.

OKC’s Kyle Gar­lick walked to open the ninth and ad­vanced to sec­ond on a wild pitch. Pinch-run­ner Henry Ramos ad­vanced to third on a ground­out by Rob Segedin, but was stranded to end the game.

The Dodgers scored three runs in the first to take a 3-1 lead, aided by a throw­ing er­ror by left fielder Liri­ano that al­lowed two runs to score. Ed­win Rios also had an RBI ground­out.

OKC had just five hits on the night.

Dodgers, Kim­ray to ben­e­fit fos­ter care, fam­ily ser­vice groups

The Dodgers and oil and gas pro­duc­tion equip­ment man­u­fac­turer Kim­ray, Inc., have part­nered to ben­e­fit lo­cal fos­ter chil­dren and fam­ily ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Three Kim­ray Nights will take place dur­ing the sea­son, be­gin­ning Satur­day. They al­low fos­ter care and fam­ily ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions to bring chil­dren and fam­i­lies to the game.

In­di­vid­u­als from Sun­beam Fam­ily Ser­vices will at­tend Satur­day’s game. Li­ly­field will at­tend Satur­day, July 7, and FaithWorks of the Inner City will par­tic­i­pate Satur­day, Aug. 18.

Dur­ing each game, fans will have the op­tion to add $1 to each to­tal at con­ces­sion stands and the team store to do­nate to that night’s or­ga­ni­za­tion. The Dodgers will match up to $500.

Cal­houn be­gan re­hab

Salt Lake brought in some big names from Eric Young Jr. to Dustin Ack­ley. But it also got a boost when An­gels out­fielder Kole Cal­houn be­gan a re­hab as­sign­ment as he re­cov­ers from an oblique strain.

Cal­houn had been off to a rough start be­fore the in­jury with a .145 av­er­age, but it didn’t show in his first at-bat. He crushed a solo home run on the Devon En­ergy Deck in right field to lead off the game against Brock Ste­wart.

Up next

The Dodgers and Bees con­tinue their three­game se­ries at 7:05 p.m. Thurs­day. OKC sends righthander Tyler Pill (1-1) to the mound against righthander Felix Pena (1-2).

JACOB UN­RUH, STAFF WRITER

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