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Dodgers minor league report May 1: Albuquerque wins walk-off

Albuquerque Isotopes

The four Dodgers affiliates in action on Thursday split four games, including a walk-off win for the Isotopes.

Minor League Player of the Day

Triple-A Albuquerque outfielder Mike Baxter was 1-for-3 with a walk, and his one hit on Thursday was a solo home run against Jarrett Grube in the ninth inning to tie the game with Salt Lake.


Triple-A Albuquerque: Baxter homered in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings, then Carlos Triunfel, in his first game back with the Isotopes, delivered the walk-off fielder's choice to score Trayvon Robinson, who doubled, for a 4-3 win in 10 innings over the Salt Lake Bees (Angels).

Matt Magill started for Albuquerque and allowed two runs in 6⅔ innings, with three strikeouts. The Isotopes only had four hits in the game, one of which was the seventh home run of the season for Joc Pederson, his second long ball in as many days:

Double-A Chattanooga: Right-hander Tyson Brummett gave up two runs in 6⅔ innings and struck out seven, but suffered the loss as the offensively-challenged Lookouts lost 7-2 to the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs). Ozzie Martinez was 2-for-3 with a double and drove in one run. Scott Schebler drove in the other run for Chattanooga, and has reached base in 10 consecutive home games, hitting .353/.421/.794 during that span. Darnell Sweeney was 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, hitting .395/.480/.558 during the streak.

Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga: Every starter for the Quakes reached base at least once, eight starters scored, and seven starters drove in at least one run in a 12-6 win over the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). Chris Jacobs was 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks, James Baldwin was 1-for-5 with a home run. Brandon Dixon was 2-for-4 with a run scored but his seventh-inning walk was his first free pass of the season, snapping a string of 96 straight walk-less plate appearances to start the season.

Class-A Great Lakes: Jonathan Martinez allowed five runs on nine hits in three innings as the Loons lost 13-4 to the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres). Malcolm Holland was 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk, and Jacob Scavuzzo was 1-for-5 with three RBI in the loss. Paul Hoenecke was 0-for-4, snapping his hitting streak at 11 games.

Coming up

Chris Reed starts for Chattanooga againt Tennessee at 4:15 p.m. PT ... Zachary Bird starts for the Loons in the opener of a three-game series at the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) at 5:05 p.m. ... Zach Lee starts for Albuquerque in the opener of a series against the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants) at 6:05 p.m. ... Tom Windle starts for Rancho Cucamonga in Inland Empire at 7:05 p.m.

CBS Sports and MLB announced on Thursday that CBS Sports Network will televise a minor league game of the week. The first Dodgers affiliate scheduled to be on is Albuquerque, on May 15 against Fresno.

Minor League Transactions

Red Patterson was called up from Albuquerque to make his major league debut with the Dodgers, and outfielder Nick Buss was designated for assignment. ... The Isotopes got Triunfel back as well as Thursday's winning pitcher Josh Judy, transferred in a paper move from Ogden. ... Right-handed pitcher Matt Shelton was promoted from Rancho Cucamonga to Chattanooga. ... Right-handed pitcher Owen Jones joined the Quakes from the Ogden roster and allowed one unearned run in his one inning of work on Thursday.

Scores & Reports

Triple-A: Albuquerque 3, Salt Lake 2 (10)

Double-A: Tennessee 7, Chattanooga 2

Advanced Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga 12, Inland Empire 6

Class-A: Fort Wayne 13, Great Lakes 4

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