Trevor Oaks pitched a complete game for Oklahoma City in the Dodgersâ€™ 8-1 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Oaks struck out 11 and did not walk anyone.
El Pasoâ€™s lone run came on Hunter Renfroeâ€™s RBI single in the top of the ninth inning.
Oaks carried a no-hitter into the seventh, when Renfroe drove a one-out double over the left fielder to break up the no-hit bid. It was the longest El Paso went without a hit since July 21, 2015 when Tim Federowicz led off the eighth inning with a single in Sacramento for the Chihuahuasâ€™ first hit that night.
The Dodgers won all four games of the series and put El Paso on the losing end of a four-game sweep for the first time this season. Manuel Margot went 0-for-4, snapping his eight-game hitting streak. The Chihuahuas, who lead all of Triple-A baseball in runs scored, were held to only nine runs in the four-games.
The Chihuahuas had excellent relief work Monday, with Eric Yardley, Buddy Baumann and Jason Jester tossing scoreless outings coming in from the bullpen.
Team Records: El Paso (65-58), Oklahoma City (69-52)
Next Game: Tuesday at 6:35 pm vs. Colorado Springs at Security Service Field. El Paso RHP Michael Kelly (6-1, 4.54) vs. Colorado Springs LHP Wei-Chung Wang (0-0, 0.00). Game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
Oklahoma City 8 El Paso 1 â€“ Monday
WP: Oaks (5-1)
LP: Pimentel (11-7)