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Oklahoma City wins series finale against Cubs

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Oklahoma City pitcher Daniel Corcino (31) runs the bases after hitting a two-run homer of Iowa's Duane Underwood Jr. (24), left, in the Dodgers 8-5 win over the Cubs Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
Oklahoma City pitcher Daniel Corcino (31) runs the bases after hitting a two-run homer of Iowa's Duane Underwood Jr. (24), left, in the Dodgers 8-5 win over the Cubs Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City downed Iowa 8-5 Monday night to salvage the final game of a four-game series against the Cubs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Dodgers' starting pitcher Daniel Corcino picked up the win despite allowing four runs in the top of the first against the Cubs, giving up 2-run homers to Ian Happ and Jim Adduci.

Corcino settled down on the mound the rest of the game and also helped himself at the plate, cutting Iowa's early lead in half by hitting a two-run homer in the second inning off of Cubs' starter Duane Underwood Jr.

Oklahoma City scored four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead then added single runs in the sixth and seventh on solo homers by Matt Beaty and Kyle Garlick. Corcino (1-1) pitched five innings, giving up four runs but only two were earned.

Four Dodgers' relievers combined to pitch the final four innings, allowing just one run on one hit, a solo homer by Cristhian Adames in the seventh. Jaime Schultz picked up his first save of the season for the Dodgers.

Garlick was 3 of 4 at the plate for the Dodgers and scored three runs. Catcher Will Smith was 2 of 4 with 2 RBI for Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers begin a five-game series Wednesday in San Antonio before returning home to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Monday to start a four-game set against Round Rock.

Staff reports

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