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John Richy goes 7 innings in Quakes win, Julio Urias struggles

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John Richy no longer has the Snidley Whiplash mustache, but he has done dastardly deeds for the Quakes, with 33 strikeouts in 35⅔ innings.
John Richy no longer has the Snidley Whiplash mustache, but he has done dastardly deeds for the Quakes, with 33 strikeouts in 35⅔ innings.
Photo: UNLV

The Dodgers' minor league affiliates split four games on Tuesday.

Player of the day

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga starter John Richy allowed two runs over seven innings in a win over the Bakersfield Blaze (Mariners). Richy, drafted by the Dodgers in the third round last year, improved to 4-1 and lasted seven innings for a second straight start. He walked one and struck out four.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

P.J. Walters allowed just one run in six innings, but the OKC Dodgers fell 5-0 on the road to the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins). Darnell Sweeney went 2-for-4 in the loss with his ninth double of the season. Chris Reed pitched a scoreless ninth inning and has allowed just one run in six innings since joining Oklahoma City, with two strikeouts and no walks.

Corey Seager went 2-for-4 to snap an 0-for-11 skid, his first multi-hit game in eight days. The Dodgers' top prospect is hitting .220/.289/.317 in his first 11 games in Triple-A.

Double-A Tulsa

First baseman Lars Anderson hit a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning to give the Drillers a 6-5 win over the Springfield Cardinals. Third baseman Daniel Mayora homered as well, going 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Julio Urias had his roughest outing of the season, unable to get out of the fourth inning. He struck out seven, including five in a row at one point, but only recorded 10 outs on the night, allowing four runs (three earned). Urias walked in a run in the first inning, one of four walks on the night, after just five total walks in his first six starts of the year. The left-hander also allowed two home runs in the fourth inning, one more than he had allowed all season entering Tuesday.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

In addition to Richy's superlative mound outing, the Quakes got a home run from Tyler Ogle in a 6-3 win over Bakersfield. Ogle started his sixth game at third base. Brandon Trinkwon and Webster Rivas each went 2-for-4 with a double in the win.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

A pair of 2014 draft picks had good games, but it wasn't enough for the Loons in an 8-3 loss to the Dayton Dragons (Reds). First baseman Brian Wolfe (20th round) went 4-for-5 and shortstop Tyler Wampler (17th round) went 3-for-4 in the loss. A fellow 2014 pick, 22nd-round pick Bubby Rossman, struck out three and allowed an unearned run in recording the final five outs of the game. Rossman, who turns 23 on June 29, has allowed two runs all season, with 16 strikeouts and five walks in 13⅔ innings.

Loons starter Victor Gonzalez allowed three runs in the first inning. He was visited on the mound by manager Luis Matos and trainer Kalie Swain in the middle of the first and completed the inning, but was pulled after one.

Outfielder Jimmy Allen (24th round pick in 2014) hit his first professional home run in 76 games, prompting this tweet from the Loons.

Transactions

Triple-A: The Dodgers optioned Chris Heisey back to Oklahoma City, and recalled Mike Bolsinger to start Tuesday in Los Angeles. Infielder Darwin Barney (hamstring) and pitcher Chin-hui Tsao (elbow) were placed on the disabled list, and utility man Elliot Johnson was activated from the DL. P.J. Walters was added from Ogden in a paper move, in order to make his start.

Double-A: Matt Shelton was demoted from Triple-A.

Tuesday box scores

Omaha 5, Oklahoma City 0

Tulsa 6, Springfield 5 (10)

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Bakersfield 3

Dayton 8, Great Lakes 3

Wednesday schedule

7:35 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Kevin Guzman) vs. Dayton (Tyler Mahle)

9 a.m.: Oklahoma City (Zach Lee) at New Orleans (Jose Urena)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Zachary Bird) vs. Bakersfield (Dan Altavilla)

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will start for Rancho Cucamonga and pitch the first inning in his final rehab appearance. Jansen did fielding drills at Dodger Stadium before Tuesday's game against the Marlins, and now has no restrictions in covering first base.

"I'm going to treat it like a shutdown inning," Jansen said.

Jansen, who had surgery to remove a growth from the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot on Feb. 17, is expected to be activated by the Dodgers Saturday after two days off.

Double-A Tulsa is off on Wednesday.