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Dodgers split series with Omaha 2-2 after Wednesday night win

Oklahoma City's Ezequiel Carrera  knocked in two runs in the Dodgers' win Wednesday night over Omaha. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
Oklahoma City's Ezequiel Carrera knocked in two runs in the Dodgers' win Wednesday night over Omaha. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Dodgers down Storm Chasers

The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored six runs in the second inning and withstood a pair of rallies by the Omaha Storm Chasers to notch a 7-5 victory Wednesday night in Papillion, Nebraska.

The game was called off in the top of the eighth due to inclement weather.

Five Oklahoma City players – Daniel Castro, Matt Beaty, Edwin Rios, Cameron Perkins and Ezequiel Carrera – had multi-hit performances. Carrera led the team with two RBIs.

Kevin Quackenbush tossed two scoreless frames in relief for the Dodgers. The right-hander struck out four, and earned his first win of the season.

Oklahoma City (3-4) took a commanding 6-0 lead in the second frame.

Omaha answered in the third with two runs of its own off starter Brock Stewart and Layne Somsen.

The Storm Chasers (4-3) added three runs in the fourth to make it 6-5, but Quackenbush and Zach McAllister held Omaha scoreless for the remainder of the contest.

McAllister was credited with the save, his first of the year. Thursday's game in Omaha was postponed due to weather. The Dodgers open a four-game series Friday night in Des Moines against the Iowa Cubs.

A's Davis hot, Orioles' Davis slumping

Oakland's Khris Davis had another great day. Baltimore's Chris Davis had yet another awful one.

Khris Davis hit a pair of home runs for the second straight game, increasing his major league-leading home run total to nine and leading the Athletics over the Orioles 8-5 Thursday.

Chris Davis was 0 for 3 with a walk and extended his record hitless streak to 53 at-bats. In the fourth season of a $161 million, seven-year contract, he is 0 for 32 this season and hasn't gotten a hit since Sept. 14, setting the mark for most consecutive hitless at-bats by a non-pitcher.

Philly to get 2026 All-Star Game

Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made.

A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday with Independence Hall as a backdrop and is to include Commissioner Rob Manfred, Phillies owner John Middleton, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

Nevada hires Steve Alford

Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after basketball coach Eric Musselman left for Arkansas.

Alford returns to the Mountain West Conference where he spent six seasons in Albuquerque, leading the Lobos to the NCAA Tournament three times, including a trip to the third round in 2012.

Alford went 155-52 at New Mexico.

Jags' Fournette arrested for suspended license

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was arrested Thursday for driving with a suspended license and released a short time later.

Fournette paid a $1,508 bond and was freed after spending less than 30 minutes in the Duval County Jail, according to jail records.

Fournette was pulled over after a Jacksonville Sheriff's deputy clocked him driving 65 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to the police report.

Staff and wire reports