Dodgers Move to Second Place

The Oklahoma City Dodgers improved their record to 48-40 with a 7-5 victory over the Round Rock Express in game three of the four game series on Saturday at the Dell Diamond Stadium in Round Rock, Texas.

With the win, the Dodgers sit in second place in the Pacific Coast League American Northern Standings, just one game back of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, who have a record of 51-41, for first place.

On the season, the Dodgers are 28-17 at home, 20-23 on the road, and 15-9 in the division.

OKC’s highest win streak was back in April as the Dodgers rolled off nine wins in a row. They beat the Iowa Cubs, Round Rock Express and New Orleans Baby Cakes during that span.

On Saturday, the Dodgers started a new win streak of two games as they were led by their seasonal statistic leaders: Left Fielder Kyle Garlick, and Center Fielders Tim Locastro and Henry Ramos.

Garlick, who leads the Dodgers in home runs this season with 12 and who has hit two in the last ten games, including a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning against All-Star closer R.J. Alvarez.

Of the four runs batted in on Garlick’s grand slam, Lacastro was the first run home, as he singled off Tayler Scott earlier in the inning.

Locastro leads the Dodgers in runs scored, with 36 and stolen bases with 10. Out of the 84 games played this season, Locastro has been held scoreless in 20 of them.      

His teammate, Henry Ramos, leads the Dodgers in RBI’s with 42, and batting average with an average of .295. He recorded a hit on Saturday in his five plate appearances, maintaining his .295 season batting average. In the last ten games he has recorded 11 hits in 32 plate appearances.

However, on Saturday Ramos made his impact on the defensive end, with a diving catch to his left on the warning track in center field near the wall to end the fifth inning.

Saturday’s win marked the first time since June 17 that the Dodgers won consecutive games this season, which came against the Las Vegas 51s in an 8-1 then 5-3 win. It was also the team’s seventh win when trailing after seven innings and they clinched a win in the season series against Round Rock for a fourth consecutive year.

The Dodgers will try to keep the streak going as they close out the series on Sunday at 6:05 p.m. at Dell Diamond Stadium.

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