OKLAHOMA CITY — A four-run fifth inning carried Oklahoma City to a 5-3 Pacific Coast League win over Omaha on Thursday night.
The Storm Chasers led 2-0 after solo home runs by Cheslor Cuthbert and Bubba Starling before the Dodgers put together their four-run fifth.
The big blow was a three-run shot by Zach Reks off reliever Zach Lovvorn, who was tagged with the loss.
The Chasers cut their deficit to 4-3 on Jecksson Flores’ RBI single in the sixth and had another scoring chance in the seventh.
Humberto Arteaga led off that inning with a double, and Omaha had runners at second and third with two outs before Starling struck out to end the threat.
While Oklahoma City tacked on another run on Edwin Rios’ home run in the bottom of the seventh, the Chasers were retired in order in the last two innings.
Starling scored twice and had two hits, raising his average to .348. Over his last 11 games, Starling is 16 of 43 with eight RBIs.
Cuthbert’s home run was his third in five games.
Omaha, which had a four-game winning streak snapped, continues its series with Oklahoma City at 7:05 p.m. Friday.
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Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins throws pitches during batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey. The Omaha Storm Chasers played the Memphis Redbirds at Werner Park.
Players for the Omaha Storm Chasers chat in the outfield during batting practice while wearing their Omaha Potholes jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia fields balls in his Omaha Potholes jersey during batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins watches batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Elier Hernandez walks to the dugout in his Omaha Potholes jersey after finishing with batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Cheslor Cuthbert walks back to the dugout at the end of the second inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' catcher Nick Dini catches a pop fly for an out in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia connects for a single that drives in a run in the ninth inning.
The Omaha Storm Chasers sold Omaha Potholes T-shirts. The team played as the Omaha Potholes and took batting practice in Omaha Pothole jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Nicky Lopez, top, tags out Memphis Redbirds' Johan Mieses as he attempts to steal second base in the third inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Zach Lovvorn throws a pitch in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Kelvin Gutierrez, right, steals second base as Memphis Redbirds' Max Schrock is late with the tag in the third inning.
Heidi Foland and her dog, Breesy, attend the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game. Foland sported her Omaha Potholes shirt during the game. The team played one night as the Omaha Potholes. Foland's dog is named after NFL quarterback Drew Brees.
Kayla Thege, left, and Mark Batt hangout with their dog, Maia, during the Storm Chasers baseball game.