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Austin Barnes shows a bit of everything in 6-4 win

Austin  Barnes
Austin Barnes
Craig Minami - True Blue LA

Oklahoma City and Great Lakes got needed wins while Tulsa lost a close one.

Player of the day

Oklahoma City catcher Austin Barnes has had a down May but on Thursday, Barnes went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and his third stolen base.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City had lost four straight but got some timely hits on Thursday and defeated New Orleans (Marlins) 6-4.

Reliever Steve Smith pitched three shutout innings and struck out three to get the win, Josh Ravin got the hold and David Aardsma picked up his tenth save.

Six Dodgers had two hits including Austin Barnes, Darnell Sweeney, Corey Seager, O'Koyea Dickson, Kyle Jensen and Elliot Johnson.

Double-A Tulsa

A solo home run gave Tulsa an early lead but Arkansas (Angels) scored two runs in the fourth which were enough to beat the Drillers 2-1.

Deck McGuire struck out ten, a season high for McGuire and allowed just those two runs in seven strong innings. Jacob Rhame struck out two in his scoreless inning.

Luis Mateo hit his second home run of the year but that was about it for Tulsa's offense, Yadir Drake doubled in four at-bats and Travis Witherspoon hit his fifth double of the season.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

Inclement weather and field conditions led Rancho Cucamonga to postpone their game against Bakersfield (Mariners). That game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Monday June 1st.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

Dayton (Reds) scored two runs in both the first and ninth innings but that fell a run short as Great Lakes won 5-4. Brock Stewart got the win but it was J.D. Underwood who was the pitching star as he went three scoreless innings and allowed three hits and struck out four.

Great Lakes scored three runs using two hit by pitches, two errors, a stolen base and a bunt single.

Spencer Navin went 2-for-3 with two RBI.


Triple-A: Los Angeles recalls pitcher Daniel Coulombe and placed pitcher Pedro Baez on the 15-day disabled list; pitcher Randy Fontanez assigned to Oklahoma City and pitcher Steve Smith assigned in a paper move to Ogden.

Double-A: Pitchers Jose Capellan and John Cannon assigned to extended Spring Training; outfielder Jeremy Rathjen and pitcher Daniel Corcino assigned to Tulsa.

Thursday box scores

Oklahoma City 6, New Orleans 4

Arkansas 2, Tulsa 1

Great Lakes 5, Dayton 4

Friday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Grant Holmes) vs. South Bend (Cubs) (Trevor Clifton)

5:00 p.m. Oklahoma City (Scott Baker) at New Orleans (Pat Misch)

5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) at Arkansas (Angels) (Jeremy DeLoach)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Scott Barlow) vs. Lake Elsinore (Padres) (Ronald Hererra)