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Late rallies provide wins for Tulsa, Great Lakes

Four-run innings for Great Lakes, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga lead to comeback wins, Oklahoma City wins a rain-shortened game in Iowa City

Yadir Drake
Yadir Drake
Great Lakes Loons

Solid pitching and some late offensive explosions led to wins for all four Dodger minor league teams.

Player of the day

Yadir Drake went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.  The Cuban-born outfielder is hitting .310/.412/.483 in his first season in the United States.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The rain shortened the game but not before Joe Wieland pitched five shutout innings and the Dodgers beat the Iowa City Cubs 4-0.

Joe Wieland had his second solid start has he struck out five and gave up just two hits.  Kyle Jensen went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Matt Carson delivered the key hit, a pinch hit double that scored the final two runs.

The Dodgers and Cubs have a doubleheader scheduled for Monday.

Double-A Tulsa

Shut out for five innings, the Drillers plated four runs in the sixth and took their first game over Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros) by a 5-2 score.

Matt Shelton started for the Drillers and he gave up two runs on four hits, three walks while striking out five.  After taking the lead, the Drillers bullpen was fantastic, Ralston Cash, Jeremy Horst and Chin-hui Tsao shut out the Hooks, they combined to give up two hits, a walk and six strikeouts.

At the plate, Daniel Mayora, Corey Seager, Brian Burgamy, and Brandon Dixon each had two hits. Jon Garcia had a pinch-hit triple which led to the Drillers fifth and final run of the game.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

After scoring 30 runs in the first three games against the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres), Storm pitcher Ryan Butler was able shut down the Quakes for five innings.  But then a sixth-inning rally produced four runs (the third such inning today for a Dodger minor league affiliate) gave the Quakes the lead.  Two additional runs made the final score 6-2 and the Quakes swept the Storm.

Luis De Paula started in spot occupied by Jose De Leon and he pitched well.  De Paula making his first start of the season, allowed two runs on three hits, walking none and striking out two.

"He did an outstanding job for us, five strong innings, gave up two runs," said manager Bill Haselman, "he actually gave us more than I expected."  Pitching coach Bill SImas added "he was efficient pounding the strike zone and pitching to contact."

Jordan Hershiser pitched the 6th inning.  Daniel Tillman pitched 1⅔ innings to get to the top of the eighth.  Randy Fontanez was able to get the final four outs as the Quakes won their fifth straight game.

Kyle Farmer doubled in the first run for the Quakes which drove in Brandon Trinkwon to make it a one run game.  Jarek Cunningham tied the game with his double.  With two out and runners on second and third, DIllon Moyer singled in two to give the Quakes their first lead of the game.

In the bottom of the seventh, Tyler Ogle made it 5-2 with a solo home run.  The Quakes added a single run in the 8th inning on a fielders choice making the final score 6-2.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons scored four runs in the 9th for the second straight game leading to their 4-1 win over the South Bend Cubs.  Trevor Oaks started and he pitched six innings, allowed just one run on four hits, two walks and four strikeouts.  J.D. Underwood and Joe Broussard pitched the final three innings to pick up the win and save respectively.

In the ninth inning, Yadir Drake singled in the tying run and he then stole second.  Julian Leon singled home the tie-breaker.  Josmar Cordero singled with two out to put runners on first and third.  After Cordero stole second, Jacob Scavuzzo hit a routine ground ball to shortstop but a bad throw allowed the final two runs to score.


Double A: Fabio Martinez was put on the 7-day disabled list, to make room for Ryan Dennick.

Sunday box scores

Oklahoma City 4, Iowa City 0

Tulsa 5, Corpus Christi 2

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Lake Elsinore 2

Great Lakes 4, South Bend 1

Monday schedule & pitchers PT: Game 1 - Oklahoma City (Scott Baker) at Iowa City (Carlos Pimentel)

30 minutes after conclusion of first game:  Game 2 - Oklahoma City (Rudy Owens) at Iowa City (Yoanner Negrin)

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) at South Bend (Ryan Williams)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Chris Anderson) at Corpus Christi (Aaron West)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (John Richy) vs. Lancaster (Astros) (Edison Frias)