Thursday: Zephyrs 4, Redbirds 1 _lowres


OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City trailed the Zephyrs by five runs in the seventh inning and had just one hit.

And then the first-place Dodgers came to life.

They sent nine batters to the plate and scored five times to tie it. OKC tacked a run on in the eighth to complete the comeback in a 7-6 win.

The Zephyrs have dropped six in a row, and the Dodgers have won five straight.

Zephyrs starter Kendry Flores had a no-hitter going until pinch hitter Kyle Jensen led off the sixth with a hit. Flores allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits.

The Z’s offense scored a pair in the second, added a run in the fourth and fifth, and Juan Diaz had a two-run homer in the sixth. Brady Shoemaker led the Zephyrs with three hits.

The Zephyrs fall to 49-61 and wrap up their road trip Tuesday.


The Zephyrs added catcher Brandon Bantz and pitcher Craig Stem from Double-A Jacksonville. They sent pitcher Brian Ellington and catcher Tomas Telis to the Miami Marlins. ... Vinny Rottino extended his hitting streak to seven games and has reached base in 16 of the past 17 contests. He also had his team-leading 26th multihit game. ... The Zephyrs are playing 18 consecutive games against first-place teams; they’re 0-4 so far.


The Zephyrs conclude their five-game road trip at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. The Z’s will turn to LHP Justin Nicolino vs. RHP Mike Bolsinger. The game will be broadcast on WMTI-FM, 106.1.