Oklahoma City got 11 hits off five Zephyrs pitchers, including a pair of home runs by Kyle Jensen, to win 8-3 on Friday night at Zephyr Field.
The Dodgers sent nine men to the plate and scored four unearned runs in the third as the Zephyrs committed two errors in one inning for the second night in a row.
The inning began when Dodgers pitcher Scott Baker hit a ball that bounced off the glove of shortstop Miguel Rojas for the first error. Leadoff man Darnell Sweeney hit a grounder to Rojas, who threw out Baker at second.
After Austin Barnes walked, Corey Seager singled and the ball got past right fielder Cole Gillespie, allowing Sweeney and Barnes to score on the error. Chris Heisey hit into a fielder’s choice at third that resulted in no out and allowed Seager to score.
O’Koyea Dickson was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. After Jensen struck out, Buck Britton drove in two runs with a single to right. Elliot Johnson then hit a comebacker to the pitcher that careened to second base to get Britton out.
The Dodgers made it 7-0 when Jensen hit a three-run homer off the right-center field wall in the fifth. Jensen made it 8-0 when he hit his second home run, a solo shot, into the pool in the seventh.
The Zephyrs finally put something together in the eighth, scoring three runs on three hits while sending nine men to the plate. Jesus Flores led off with a single to left. With one out, Rojas walked. With two out, Derek Dietrich was hit by a pitch for the second time on the night, loading the bases. Rottino singled to left, scoring Flores. Shoemaker walked, scoring Rojas. Juan Diaz beat out a single to second, scoring Dietrich.
But Isaac Galloway popped up to center field to end the threat.
Newcomer Flores went 3-for-4 in his first start as a Zephyr with a double and a pair of singles. Rojas saw his 13-game hit streak come to an end with an 0-for-4 night.
Hit the road
The Zephyrs wrapped up a brief four-game homestead by heading out Saturday for a brief four-game road trip at Nashville. The Zephyrs won two out of three at home against the Sounds last month, with a fourth game suspended due to rain. That game will be resumed on June 8.
Zephyrs newcomer Jesus Flores made his first start on Friday. Flores, who was added to the roster Thursday, was signed by the Marlins on May 2. Flores was released by the Atlanta Braves at the end of spring training after hitting .179 in 17 games. He got his first hit as a Zephyr, a double to left field, in the fifth inning.
He’s a hit
Zephyrs second baseman Derek Deitrich was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat, giving him a league-leading eight on the season.
Zephyrs right fielder Cole Gillespie extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single up the middle in the fourth inning. Miguel Rojas went into the game with the league’s longest hitting streak at 13 games. He was 0-for-2 in his first two at-bats. … Thursday night was the first time this season that the Zephyrs committed two errors in a single game, botching two plays in the eighth inning. They committed two more on Friday, both in the third inning. … Vinny Rottino had three hits on Thursday, his 10th multi-hit game of the season. He went into Friday’s game with a league-leading .356 batting average. He also leads the team in RBIs (19) and runs scored (16).