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Brock Stewart strikes out seven in tough loss

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Brock Stewart pitched six strong innings on Sunday and is off to a great start in 2015, his first full pro season.
Brock Stewart pitched six strong innings on Sunday and is off to a great start in 2015, his first full pro season.
Photo: Great Lakes Loons

Player of the day

Brock Stewart had another solid start for the Loons. On Sunday, in six innings, he gave up two runs, five hits and struck out seven. Stewart has 32 strikeouts and four walks this season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Cubs won 7-3, taking the last game of the series.. The Dodgers are 18-6 and have won three out of four games in each of their six series this season.

Zach Lee had his shortest start of the season as he pitched four innings and gave up six runs (four earned), eight hits, a walk while striking out two.

Darnell Sweeney hit a two run pinch-hit home run while Corey Seager was 0-for-4.

Double-A Tulsa

The Naturals (Royals) scored early and often and defeated the Drillers 12-3. The win was their third straight over the Drillers and they will try to sweep the series on Monday.

Deck McGuire was not able to get past the third inning as he gave up seven runs, ten hits and a walk. Jacob Rhame gave up his first runs in 2015. Rhame pitched two innings and gave up four runs, five hits, two walks and struck out two.

Yadir Drake, Brian Burgamy and Luis Mateo each had two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

I covered the Quakes 5-3 win over the 66ers (Angels) which featured Kenley Jansen's second rehab appearance.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Dragons (Reds) broke a 2-2 tie when they scored two runs in the ninth and then they held on to beat the Loons 4-3. Karch Kowalczyk had not allowed run this season but with one out and runners on second and third, Garret Boulware singled in both runners.

The Loons had back to back doubles to make it a one run game but Alex Verdugo struck out with the tying run on second to end the game.

Brock Stewart's solid start kept the game close and Jose Alberto Molina pitched two scoreless innings.

Jacob Scavuzzo tied the game in the eighth but Josmar Cordero was thrown out trying to score the tie-breaking run.

Transactions

Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated Eury De La Rosa, and sent right-handed pitcher Steve Smith to rookie-level Ogden in a paper move.

Sunday box scores

Iowa 7, Oklahoma City 3

NW Arkansas 12, Tulsa 3

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Inland Empire 3

Dayton 4, Great Lakes 3

Monday schedule

9:05 a.m.PT: Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) at Northwest Arkansas (Andy Ferguson)

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Grant Holmes) at South Bend (Cubs) (Jake Stinnett)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBD) vs. New Orleans (Marlins) (Pat Misch)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jeff Brigham) vs. Visalia (Diamondbacks) (Blake Perry)