Player of the day
Driller's starter and 2013 First Round pick Chris Anderson had a strong start on Sunday as he went seven innings and struck out seven. Anderson won his fifth game of the season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were shutout 6-0 by the Express (Rangers) as Anthony Ranaudo and Ross Wolf completely shutdown the Dodgers offense.
Dodger starter Joe Wieland had a short outing. Wieland pitched four innings and gave up six runs (four earned) on six hits. Matt Shelton pitched three shutout innings.
But missing in action was the Dodgers offense. The Dodgers could only produce four baserunners on three hits and a walk. Corey Seager, Buck Britton and O'Koyea Dickson each had one hit.
The Drillers offense only produced two runs and five hits but starting pitcher Chris Anderson and their pen made that stand up in their 2-1 win over RoughRiders (Rangers). Anderson pitched seven innings, allowed one run, four hits, three walks and struck out seven. Jeremy Horst and Jacob Rhame each pitched a scoreless inning.
The Driller offense scored their two runs in the sixth inning. Peter Lavin led off with a double and with two out, Luis Mateo walked. Yadir Drake got the clutch hit as he doubled in two runs.
Hector Olivera started at second base and was 0-for-3 and also had two errors.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes know that two runs won't usually be enough when you play in Lancaster and the JetHawks (Astros) pounded the Quakes 17-2.
Every Quakes pitcher gave up at least one run. Brandon League made his first rehab appearance and he allowed an unearned run in the first inning. The next three Quakes pitchers gave up 16 runs with Victor Araujo allowing seven runs in one inning.
The offensive production between the two teams could be summed up this way; the JetHawks were 9-for-18 with RISP while the Quakes went 1-for-9 in those same situations.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons won their fifth straight as they used an eighth inning rally to defeat the Bees (Angels) 9-8. The Loons trailed by two and were able to push across three to take the lead.
Trailing by two, the Loons got the first two men on in the eighth. A wild pitch on ball four scored the first run and left runners on first and third. Another wild pitch made it second and third. With two outs, Faustino Oguisten singled in two runs to give the Loons the lead.
Lindsay Caughel made his 2015 debut and it wasn't pretty. In three innings, he gave up seven runs, seven hits and four home runs. The Loons pitchers gave up five home runs on Sunday. Bubby Rossman pitched two shutout innings for the win and Kyle Hooper pitched the ninth for his fourth save.
Loons offense was mainly done at the top of the lineup. Alex Verdugo and Johan Mieses each had two hits. Mieses hit his fourth home run of the season. Mike Ahmed was 1-for-2. Josmar Cordero was 1-for-3. Mieses, Ahmed and Cordero each scored two runs.
Triple-A: Placed catcher Ralph Henriquez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 5, 2015; pitcher Juan Gonzalez assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.
Double-A: Activated pitcher Dustin Richardson from the 7-day disabled list.
Class-A: Pitcher Rudy Owens assigned to Ogden; outfielder Travis Witherspoon assigned to Rancho Cucamonga; Dodgers send out pitcher Brandon League on a rehab assignment.
Low-Class-A: Pitcher Victor Gonzalez assigned to Ogden; activated pitcher Kevin Guzman from the 7-day disabled list.
Sunday box scores
Lancaster 17, Rancho Cucamonga 2
7:30 a.m. PT: DSL Dodgers at DSL Rockies
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Kevin Guzman) vs. Burlington (Austin Robichaux)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Eric Surkamp) at Round Rock (Matt Harrison)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Zack Bird) at Modesto (Rockies) (Antonio Senzatela)