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Cody Bellinger homers in Quakes win

Cody Bellinger has been on fire the last nine games for the Quakes.
Cody Bellinger has been on fire the last nine games for the Quakes.
Photo: Rancho Cucamonga

Great Lakes loses in extra-innings while the other three Dodgers affiliates win on Thursday night.

Player of the day

In his first six games of the season, Cody Bellinger had three hits and had a .470 OPS. On Thursday, Bellinger went 2-for-4, with his second home run of the season. Including that game, Bellinger has put up a .342/.405/.605 batting line in his last nine games.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City defeated the Nashville Sounds (Athletics) 4-2 to take the first three games of their four game series. David Huff made his first start for Oklahoma City and he pitched 6 ⅔ innings and gave up five hits, two runs, one walk and struck out six.

Daniel Coulombe struck out two as he picked up his first save.

Oklahoma City scored all of their runs in the second inning. The first run scored on a Scott Schebler ground out. Elliot Johnson singled home two runs. The fourth run scored on a Darnell Sweeney sacrifice fly.

Double-A Tulsa

The Tulsa Drillers returned to ONEOK Field to take on Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) and had a successful homecoming beating the Naturals 7-2.

Deck McGuire won his third game, allowing two runs, six hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in his seven inning start. The 25-year old McGuire was signed to a minor league contract just before the season started but it looks like he is enjoying himself:

Brandon Dixon went 2-for-4 with two RBI.  Corey Seager went had no hits but he did walk twice, one intentionally.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes outscored the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) by 26 runs in their four game sweep last weekend. On Thursday, that trend continued as the Quakes took advantage of six Storm errors and won 11-1.

Jeff Brigham made his first start for Rancho Cucamonga and pitched well. Brigham made it to the fourth inning, giving up a run, five hits, one walk and striking out four. Three relievers didn't allow any runs with Jacob Rhame pitching the final two innings. Rhame struck out four and walked one in his two innings.

Seven Quakes had at least one hit. Yadir Drake had a 3-for-4 game with a double. Adam Law also had three hits. Bellinger, Jarek Cunningham and Devan Ahart each had two hits.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 2-1 to West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) in 11 innings. Grant Holmes started and pitched 3 ⅓ innings. Holmes gave up three hits, no runs, walked three and struck out six.

The Loons scored their lone run on a walk, a balk and a single. Alex Verdugo walked and then was balked to second base. Johan Mieses singled home Verdugo. However Mieses was stranded at third base and that ended the Loon's offense for this game.

The Whitecaps scored on a fielder's choice in the eleventh to take the lead and then saw Paul Voelker strike out the side to win his second game of the season


Triple-A: Outfielder Chris Heisey was optioned to Oklahoma City when the Dodgers recalled starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger who started Thursday against the Giants.

Double-A: Pitcher Ramon Troncoso was activated.

Low Class-A: Activated catcher Brant Whiting from extended spring training, sent catcher Ryan Scott to extended spring training

Thursday box scores

Oklahoma City 4, Nashville 2

Tulsa 7, Northwest Arkansas 2

Rancho Cucamonga 11, Lake Elsinore 1

West Michigan 2, Great Lakes 1

Friday schedule

3:30 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Trevor Oaks) at Lake County (Indians) (Jordan Milbrath)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Brandon Finnegan)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Joe Wieland) at Nashville (Chris Bassitt)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jose De Leon) at Lake Elsinore (Ryan Butler)

Note: De Leon will be activated from the disabled list and so a corresponding move will be needed.