Player of the day
Loons pitcher Grant Holmes had his best game of the season as he got his first win. Holmes pitched six innings and gave up no runs, four hits, three walks and struck out four.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Ramon Troncoso became the 11th different pitcher to start a game for the Dodgers this season. Troncoso pitched well and the Dodgers defeated the Zephyrs (Marlins) 5-2.
In a true bullpen game, Troncoso pitched three innings and Chris Reed, Juan Gonzalez and Josh Ravin each pitched two innings.
Zephyrs pitcher Pat Misch set a Pacific Coast League record when he hit four consecutive Dodgers in the first inning.
After the fourth batter was hit, Corey Seager singled in two runs. Austin Barnes hit his second home run.
The Naturals (Royals) defeated the Drillers 7-2 and swept the four game series. Jeremy Khert started for the Drillers and gave up three runs, five hits, three runs, two walks and struck out three.
The Drillers offense came up dry as they struck out 11 times and only had four hits. Brian Burgamy did hit his fifth home run that game Tulsa an early 1-0 lead. But that wasn't enough to avoid the sweep.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
At 18-6, the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) were tied with the Oklahoma City Dodgers with the best record in the minor leagues. The Dodgers won their 19th game and later on Monday night the Rawhide did likewise as they beat the Quakes 11-7.
Jeff Brigham made his second consecutive poor start as he pitched three innings, gave up seven runs (five earned), seven hits, walked two and had no strikeouts. Victor Araujo also had a rough game giving up four runs, five hits and two walks in his two innings of work.
At the plate, Devin Ahart and Cody Bellinger each homered. Tyler Ogle and Webster Rivas had two hits. But despite scoring seven runs, the Quakes left runs on the bases going 1-for-9 with RISP.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
Great Lakes just scored two runs but that was enough on Monday as the Loons beat the Cubs 2-0. Grant Holmes and two other pitchers shutout the Cubs as they gave up just five hits.
Holmes pitched the first six innings and relief pitchers Yeuri Gonzalez and Joe Broussard finished up.
Shortstop Faustino Oguisten figured in both Loons runs. Oguisten led off the game with a walk and scored as Josmar Cordero hit into a double play. And then with two out in the second, Oguisten singled in Julian Leon to make it 2-0.
Triple-A: Pitcher Daniel Coulombe recalled by Los Angeles. First baseman/outfielder O'Koyea Dickson activated from the disabled list. Pitcher Juan Gonzalez promoted from Tulsa. Infielder Elliot Johnson placed on disabled list.
Double-A: Los Angeles acquired pitcher Matt West from Toronto and then optioned him to Tulsa. Converted pitchers Yensys Capellan and John Cannon were assigned from Ogden Raptors. In a paper transaction, pitcher Deck McGuire was assigned to Ogden.
Class-A: Infielder Jarek Cunningham placed on the disabled list retroactive to Saturday. Infielder Delvis Morales activated from the disabled list.
Monday box scores
Oklahoma City 5, New Orleans 2
Visalia 11, Rancho Cucamonga 7
9:05 a.m. PT: Tulsa (Dustin Richardson) vs. Arkansas (Angels) (Nate Smith)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Trevor Oaks) at South Bend (Jeremy Null)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Mike Bolsinger) vs. New Orleans (Andre Rienzo)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jose De Leon) vs. Visalia (Anthony Banda)