Alberto, Centeno lift Round Rock over Oklahoma City


Hanser Alberto tripled and singled twice, driving in four runs and scoring a pair as the Round Rock Express defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 8-5 on Wednesday in Oklahoma.

Juan Centeno singled three times with a run and an RBI for Round Rock.

The Express scored three runs over the final three innings to secure the series opener and a third straight win.

Trailing 2-0 in the third, Oklahoma City cut into the lead when Breyvic Valera hit an RBI double, driving in Rocky Gale.

Round Rock answered in the next half-inning, scoring three runs to extend its lead. Alberto hit a two-run triple and then scored on a single by Drew Robinson en route to the four-run lead.

The Express later added single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to secure the victory.

Round Rock right-hander Richelson Pena (2-1) picked up the win after allowing two runs on seven hits over five innings. Opposing starter Kyle Lobstein (0-1) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after a rough outing in which he allowed five runs and five hits over 3 1/3 innings. R.J. Alvarez retired the side in order for his 17th save of the season.

Several Dodgers chipped in at the plate, as five players recorded at least two hits. Gale singled four times, driving in a run and also scoring one.



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