Dodgers set season highs in 10-5 win over Iowa
The Oklahoma City Dodgers closed out their first road trip of the season with a 10-5 win against the Iowa Cubs Monday, setting season highs in runs scored, total hits and extra-base hits at Principal Park.
The Dodgers’ offense scored 10 runs on 14 hits, including six extra-base hits with five doubles and a home run.
Oklahoma City (5-6) scored in four different innings, jumping out with three runs in the first inning and adding four more in the fifth. The offensive surge came one day after the Dodgers were held to a season-low four hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss in Des Moines, Iowa.
With Monday’s win, the Dodgers earned a series split with the Cubs, 2-2, as well as a split of their six-game road trip, 3-3.
Catcher Will Smith hit his third home run of the season for the Dodgers on Monday, a two-run blast in the eighth. Smith also doubled and scored in the Dodgers' three-run first inning.
Iowa (7-4) tied the game 3-3 in the third, highlighted by a two-run homer by Trent Giambrone. Oklahoma City had already taken a 4-3 lead when Cameron Perkins, who went 3-for-4 in the game, led off the inning with a double and scored on a two-out RBI double by Dodgers starting pitcher Rob Zastryzny.
The Dodgers scored four runs in in the fifth on a bases-loaded walk and RBI singles by Jake Peter, Perkins and Zastryzny. Ian Happ's two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth cut Oklahoma City's lead to 8-5 and it stayed that way until Smith's home run in the eighth.
Zastryzny made his first start against his former team after making 62 appearances with Iowa over the last three seasons. He allowed three runs and six hits over four innings, fanning four.
Oklahoma City reliever Layne Somsen (2-0) followed Zastryzny on the mound and was credited with the win, allowing two runs and three hits over an inning and a third. Dodgers pitchers Josh Smoker, Joe Broussard, Kevin Quackenbush and Stetson Allie held Iowa scoreless the rest of the way, allowing just two hits.
The Dodgers return home Tuesday to open a seven-game homestand at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, beginning with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Omaha Storm Chasers.