The Salt Lake Bees scored nine unanswered runs over the fifth and sixth innings as they sent the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 12-1 loss Sunday afternoon in the series finale between the teams at Smith’s Ballpark. The Bees (51-54) scored two runs in the second inning on a two-run double by Braxton Martinez and built a 3-0 lead with a solo home run by Chad Wallach in the third inning. Michael Busch got the Dodgers (62-43) on the scoreboard in the fifth inning, connecting on a RBI single to score Tony Wolters and trim Salt Lake’s lead to 3-1. Salt Lake then opened up the game scoring six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, including five runs with two outs. After the first run of the inning scored on a sacrifice fly, the Bees collected back-to-back two-out RBI hits by Wallach and Matt Thais, a RBI double by Jake Gatewood and two-run homer by Orlando Martinez for a 9-1 advantage. The Bees then added three more runs in the sixth inning on a RBI single, wild pitch and bases-loaded walk for a 12-1 lead. Bees pitchers retired 11 of the final 13 OKC batters of the game via strikeout.
Of Note: -The Bees’ 12 runs were the most runs allowed by the Dodgers in a game since a 12-7 loss to Sugar Land July 28 in OKC. It was also just the second time since July 8 OKC allowed more than eight runs in a game, but was the 10th time overall this season OKC allowed 12 or more runs by an opponent….The Bees had scored a total of 14 runs over the first five games of the series before closing out the series with 12 runs.
-The six runs scored by the Bees in the fifth inning marked the highest-scoring inning by an OKC opponent since the Las Vegas Aviators scored eight runs in the fourth inning July 4 in a 12-4 win at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The six runs were also the most runs allowed in an inning by OKC in a road game since early July in a game at El Paso that was suspended July 2 due to rain and finished July 3 with the Chihuahuas scoring six runs in the eighth inning of an 18-5 win. Sunday was the seventh time this season an opponent scored six or more runs in an inning against the Dodgers.
-The Dodgers were held to four hits for a second straight game and to one run or less for just the second time since June 22. After scoring 28 runs on 39 hits through the first four games of the series at Salt Lake, the Dodgers were held to four runs and eight hits in the last two games. The Dodgers’…