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Smith's 3-run blast lifts OKC to win

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Oklahoma City's Will Smith watches his three-run homer in the seventh-inning of Monday's 5-4 Dodgers' win over the San Antonio Missions at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
Oklahoma City's Will Smith watches his three-run homer in the seventh-inning of Monday's 5-4 Dodgers' win over the San Antonio Missions at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Catcher Will Smith hit a three-run homer to highlight a five-run seventh inning as the Oklahoma City Dodgers won their series finale against the San Antonio Missions, 5-4, Monday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The Dodgers trailed, 3-0, entering the seventh inning. Rocky Gale and Paulo Orlando each drew walks for Oklahoma City before Daniel Castro lined a RBI single into left field. Matt Beaty then delivered a RBI single on a grounder into right field before Smith capped off the inning with his first homer of the season.

San Antonio’s Keston Hiura hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 5-4, but Dodgers' pitcher Stetson Allie retired the next three batters for his second save of the season.

The Missions (3-2) got on the board in the fourth inning via a RBI double by Nate Orf and a sacrifice fly by Lucas Erceg to take a 2-0 lead. Erceg's RBI double to center in the sixth inning extended San Antonio's lead to 3-0.

Dodgers' reliever Layne Somsen (1-0) picked up the win in his first appearance with Oklahoma City this season, pitching a scoreless and hitless seventh inning with two walks and one strikeout.

Missions' pitcher Jon Olczak (1-1) was charged with the loss, allowing all five of Oklahoma City’s runs over 1.1 innings of relief.

The Dodgers (2-3) take their first road trip of the season Tuesday when they open a three-game series against the Omaha Storm Chasers. First pitch is 6:35 p.m. at Werner Park.

Staff reports

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