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Austin Barnes continues hot June; OKC Dodgers win 5-2

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Player of the day

Catcher Austin Barnes has stepped up his game in June. Barnes is hitting .319/.389/.511 in 53 plate appearances. On Monday night, Barnes was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Not even rain could stop the Dodgers as they defeated the Sky Sox (Brewers) 5-2. The game was called after 6½ innings due to rain in Colorado Springs.

Eric Surkamp won the game has he pitched 6 innings and gave up 2 runs, seven hits, one walk and struck out seven. Three Dodgers had two hits, Hector Olivera, Andy Wilkins, and Austin Barnes. That trio each hit one double. Scott Schebler tripled in a run.

Double-A Tulsa

The Cardinals scored four runs in the tenth inning and they beat the Drillers were shutout 8-4 in extra innings. Mickey Storey started for the Drillers and Storey pitched 6⅔ innings. Storey gave up four runs, seven hits, three walks while striking out three.

Ralston Cash gave up four runs in the tenth inning. That was accomplished on one swing of the bat as Patrick Wisdom hit a grand slam home run to put the big four runs on the board.

Lars Anderson drove in three runs on a 2-for-4 night. Peter Lavin also had two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes had dropped three of four against the Ports over the weekend but they were able to move on by beating the Mavericks (Rangers) 9-0. The game featured four Dodgers on rehab assignments.

After Paco Rodriguez started and got out of the first without giving up a run. With one out and a runner on first, Cody Bellinger and Tyler Ogle each received a walk to load the bases.

A sacrifice fly scored the first run and Johan Mieses singled to score Bellinger. A passed ball would score the third run.

The fun didn't stop there as in the second inning, Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run home run and Tyler Ogle hit a solo shot

The Dodgers had their third time at bat scoring three runs in fourth inning. That made it 9-0 which was the final score.

Jharel Cotton relieved Rodriguez and Cotton pitched six shutout innings, with no runs, one hit, three walks and struck out six. Joel Peralta and Brandon League finished up the game by each pitching a shutout inning.

The Quakes gained one game on the JetHawks (Astros) to make their magic number five with six games to go.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons ended their game after  on Monday with a 3-3 tie with the River Bandits (Astros). Both starting pitchers went 6 innings and gave up five hits and three runs.

Kevin Guzman made his sixth straight start of at least six innings.

Justin Chigbogu was 2-for-3 as was Julian Leon. Leon hit his first home run of the season.

Since the Loons don't play the River Bandits again this season, this game was recorded as a tie. It was recorded as an official game and all the statistics from the game are considered official.

The Loons remain one game out of playoff spot with six games to go.

Transactions

Triple-A: Placed infielder Elliot Johnson on the 7-day disabled list; shortstop Luis Mateo assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Double-A: Activated shortstop Ronald Torreyes.

Class-A: Los Angeles sent pitcher Paco Rodriguez on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga.

Monday  box scores

Oklahoma City 5, Colorado Springs 2 (7 innings - rain)

Springfield 8, Tulsa 4 (10 innings)

Rancho Cucamonga 9 , High Desert 0

Great Lakes 3 , Quad Cities 3 (6 innings - suspended by rain)

DSL Dodgers 5, DSL Red Sox 3

Tuesday schedule

7:30 a.m. PT: DSL Dodgers vs. DSL Twins

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Brandon Martinez) vs. Lake County (Indians) (Anderson Polanco)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jose De Leon) vs. Springfield (Jimmy Reed)

6:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Steve Smith) vs. Colorado Springs (TBD)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (John Richy) vs. High Desert (Trey Lambert)