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Julio Urias wins a pitcher's duel, OKC Dodgers walk off winners

Julio Urias twirled a gem in a tight pitching duel, while the Oklahoma City Dodgers twice needed late heroics to walk off winners.

Player of the day

The season may be winding down, but Julio Urias is rearing into top form.  Wednesday was Urias' longest outing since coming off the disabled list, and he was highly efficient with his 81 pitches.  Urias struck out eight and only walked one, working out of trouble with aplomb in the middle innings.  If there was any quibble with his outing, he might have been around the plate too much, with a 70% strike rate and five hits allowed.  While there is debate as to whether Urias can help the big league club in some form right now, there's little left to argue about his ability to get Double A hitters out.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers needed three in the ninth to send the game to extras, and wouldn't score again until three in the fifteenth to walk off winners over the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks).  Scott Schebler had a pair of RBI in the ninth inning to allow for Shawn Zarraga to tie the game by driving him in.  The final winning blow was dealt by Darwin Barney, whose three run home run would prove the difference.  Austin Barnes too full advantage of the extra at bats with five hits in eight plate appearances.

The Dodgers needed eight pitchers to get through the extra inning inning game.  Brandon Beachy started but only went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks.  Daniel Coulombe pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts in the extra frames, setting up for Ramon Troncoso to get the win as the pitcher of record.

Double-A Tulsa

Julio Urias came out on top of a tremendous pitching duel against former Driller Edwar Cabrera in Tulsa's 2-1 victory over the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers).  The win was just Urias' third on the season, and only the fourth time his completed six innings this year, but may have been his sharpest outing since coming off the disabled list.  Deck McGuire, Ryan Dennick, and Ralston Cash each converted an out in the ninth inning to extinguish the final Frisco rally.

Lars Anderson provided the winning run with a long solo home run in the 4th inning.  Ronald
Torreyes went 3-4 with a triple and the game's opening run in the first inning.  Brandon Dixon went hitless but helped the winning cause with an outfield assist at home from left field.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes started their rally too late to catch the High Desert Mavericks (Rangers), as two runs in the ninth failed to make up the difference in a 6-3 defeat.  Chase DeJong had his shortest outing in over a month, lasting only four innings while allowing five runs (two earned).  Josh Sborz pitched two innings in relief, allowing a run on three hits, striking out one.

The quakes were held to only four hits by the Mavericks.  Alex Verdugo went one for four with a double, while Kyle Garlick homered as part of his one for three day.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were hit hard in a 7-2 loss the the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), allowing 14 hits in just eight offensive half innings for the Whitecaps.  Tommy Bergjans bore the brunt of the onslaught in his four innings, allowing four runs on eight hits in taking the loss.  Neither Luis De Paula nor James Campbell could keep West Michigan off the scoreboard in their innings of work.

Brian Wolfe and Matt Beaty each had a pair of hits for the Loons in defeat.  Garrett Kennedy had the only Loons extra base hit with a double as his only hit in four plate appearances.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors rode strong pitching to a 4-2 win over the Helena Brewers.  Kevin Brown went three scoreless innings to open the game, allowing three hits and a walk against two strikeouts.  Colin Hering would get credited with the win after following Brown with two clean innings.  Bernardo Reyes, Corey Copping, and Marcus Crescentini finished the game with scoreless appearances of their own.

The Raptors spread six hits across six different hitters.  Scott De Jong, Matt Jones, and Jake Henson each doubled in their only hits of the game.  Jordan Paroubeck did not record a hit, but walked three times and a scored a run out of the third spot in the order.

Arizona Rookie League Dodgers

The Dodgers had the night of but will return to action Thursday against the Athletics.


Double A: DAdam Law was placed on the seven day disabled list.  To take his place, the Drillers activated Jeremy Rathjen from the disabled list.

Tuesday box scores

Oklahoma City 8, Reno 5 in 15 innings

Tulsa 2, Frisco 1

High Desert 6, Rancho Cucamonga 3

West Michigan 7, Great Lakes 2

Ogden 4, Helena 2

Thursday schedule

4:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Andrew Sopko) at West Michigan (Spencer Turnbull)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Mike Bolsinger) vs. Reno (A.J. Schugel)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Ross Stripling) vs. Frisco (Connor Sadzeck)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Jairo Pacheco) vs. Helena (Drake Owenby)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers (TBD) vs. AZL Athletics (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Visalia (TBD)