Express Blanks Dodgers

The Round Rock Express (30-20) defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers (29-21)  by a score of 4-0 for the team’s first shutout of the year. 

Oklahoma City starter Andre Jackson (L0-4) endured the loss, allowing 1 run on five hits in 6 innings of work.  Jackson struck out two and walked three.

Round Rock starting pitcher Spencer Howard threw 5 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing 4 hits while striking out 4, for no decision.  Reliever Josh Sborz (W, 1-1) earned the win, tossing 2 innings of scoreless baseball. He struck out three and walked one while allowing one hit. 

The Express were led offensively by Willie Calhoun, who posted his first multi-homer game of the season. Calhoun gave the Express a 1-0 lead in the 6th inning on a solo home run against Jackson. 

Calhoun iced the game in 8th inning on a 3-run blast to right center field.  Calhoun scored Steele Walker, who reached base on a lead-off walk, and Yohel Pozo, on a single. 

With the win the Express are hoping to shake the shadow that hangs over them against the Dodgers.  Round Rock is 3-5 against the Dodgers, with an 8.86 ERA 

and has been shut out twice by their pitchers. 

Game 3 of the 6-games series resumes Thursday.   

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