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Scott Baker wins pitching duel against Barry Zito; OKC Dodgers win 3-1

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Pitcher Leonardo Crawford and two relievers threw a combined no-hitter for the Dominican Summer League Dodgers on Thursday. Eric Stephen wrote about Crawford's performance here.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers returned home and began their four-game series against the Sounds (Athletics) with a 3-1 victory. Scott Baker out-pitched Barry Zito to pick up his fifth win of the season.

Baker pitched seven innings and allowed one run, four hits, one walk and struck out three. Barry Zito  began the game with a 21 consecutive scoreless innings streak and Zito pitched five more scoreless innings.

In the sixth inning, trailing 1-0, Darnell Sweeney and Austin Barnes each singled. The rally stalled as Corey Seager struck out and Kyle Jensen flew out to center. But then Andy Wilkins would his sixth home run of the season to make it 3-1.

Wilkins went 2-for-4 with his three-run home run. Corey Seager and Sweeney also had two hits.

Ryan Buchter and Chin-hui Tsao pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. Tsao got his third save.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers hosted the Naturals (Royals) on a nationally televised game on Thursday and that audience saw Eric Stults give up six runs in route to the Royals 7-3 win. Eric Stults pitched four innings and besides the six runs, Stults gave up seven hits, two walks and struck out three.

Chris Reed followed and Reed allowed an unearned run in one inning of work. Jacob Rhame pitched two scoreless innings and Jeremy Horst finished with a scoreless ninth inning.

Hector Olivera went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Yadir Drake was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes returned home where they had a 22-6 record to start a four-game series against the Ports (Athletics). It was not a nice homecoming as the Ports shutout the Quakes 9-0 to take the first game.

Los Angeles relief pitcher Joel Peralta made his first rehab appearance and Peralta allowed two runs, two hits and a walk in one inning of work. John Richy followed and Richy allowed six runs, nine hits, three walks and struck out five in four innings.

A.J. Vanegas pitched three innings and Vanegas allowed a run, three hits and a walk. Victor Araujo pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

Not a lot of offense produced by the Quakes in their shutout loss. Brandon Trinkwon was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks, Tyler Ogle was 2-for-3.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons game against the Kernels (Twins) was postponed and it will be made up as part of a double-header on Friday.


Class-A: Pitcher Erik Bedard retired; outfielder Johan Mieses and pitcher Joe Broussard assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes; Los Angeles sent pitcher Joel Peralta on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga; placed pitcher Luis Meza and outfielder Travis Witherspoon on the 7-day disabled list; and activated pitcher John Richy from the 7-day disabled list.

Low Class-A: Activated pitcher Matt Campbell from the 7-day disabled list; and outfielder Federico Celli assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Dodgers Extended Spring Training.

Thursday box scores

Oklahoma City 3, Nashville 1

NW Arkansas 7, Tulsa 3

Stockton 9, Rancho Cucamonga 0

DSL Dodgers 7,  DSL Mets1 0

Friday schedule

7:30 a.m. PT: DSL Dodgers at DSL Mets1

3:05 p.m.: Game 1 - Tulsa (Randy Fontanez) at NW Arkansas (Jonathan Dziedzic)

Game 2 - Tulsa (TBD) at NW Arkansas (TBD)

3:35 p.m.: Game 1 - Great Lakes (Grant Holmes) at Cedar Rapids (Dereck Rodriguez)

Game 2 - Great Lakes (TBD) at Cedar Rapids (Keaton Steele)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Ian Thomas) vs. Nashville (TBD)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jeff Brigham) vs. Stockton  (Dillon Overton)