Player Of The Day
2015 6th round pick Edwin Rios hit his first professional home run in a big spot. The Raptors trailed by one until Rios' two-run home run put the Raptors ahead to stay.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Eric Surkamp (8-3) gave up four runs in his six innings of work. Adam Liberatore pitched ⅔ inning and gave up three runs, three hits, two walks and a hit batter. Yimi Garcia and Juan Gonzalez, who picked up his tenth save, held on to the lead.
Kyle Jensen drove in four runs and went 3-for-4 with a solo home run. Andy Wilkins and Austin Barnes each had two hits.
Oklahoma City reduced their magic number to seven.
The Drillers won 3-1 over the Travelers (Angels) at Arkansas. Eric Stults and six relievers limited the Travelers to one run and five hits.
Stults (4-4) pitched seven innings and gave up a run and struck out six. Three of the Driller relievers each got an out in the ninth inning, Caleb Dirks, Ramon Benjamin, and Ralston Cash closed out the game with Cash picking up his third save.
Trailing 1-0 in the fourth, Kyle Farmer drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly. Lars Anderson put the Drillers ahead with his 14th home run.
With two out in the ninth inning, Farmer hit a ground-rule double and then Farmer scored on a Brandon Trinkwon single.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes could only score two runs in Lancaster and that was well short as the JetHawks (Astros) won 7-2. Four unearned runs gave the JetHawks all the runs they needed.
Scott Barlow gave up two unearned runs in four innings of work, Barlow also gave up two hits and five walks. A.J. Vanegas followed with one inning pitched and gave two unearned runs.
The offense didn't fare much better than the pitching, the Quakes only had three hits, Nate Samson, Jacob Scavuzzo and Willie Calhoun each had one hit.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons took a one-run win over the Cubs with a 4-3 victory. The Loons scored three runs in the third inning to take the lead and Luis De Paula pitched three scoreless innings in relief to get the win.
To start the third inning, Mike Ahmed tripled and after a walk, Jimmy Allen singled in Ahmed. Brian Wolfe doubled in two runs. Brian Wolfe singled in another run in the fourth inning.
Isaac Anderson pitched three innings and gave up two runs and six hits. De Paula followed Anderson with his three scoreless innings, De Paula also gave up three hits and struck out one.
Rookie - Pioneer League - Ogden
The Raptors trailed the Chukars (Royals) 3-0 as they went to the plate in the bottom of the eighth. But with the help of two home runs, the Raptors scored four runs to take the lead. Bernardo Reyes retired the side in order to secure the win.
The win reduced the Chukars' lead to one game as the Raptors try to make the playoffs.
With one out in the bottom of the eighth, Alex Santana hit a solo home run. Matt Jones singled and Michael Medina doubled Jones home. After a pitching change, Edwin Rios hit a two-run home run to give the Raptors the lead.
Rookie - Arizona
The Dodgers missed a chance to clinch the second half division when the Dodgers lost to the Giants 4-2. Their magic number remained one.
A passed ball and an error on a sacrifice fly led to three of the four runs scored off Caleb Fergueson being of the unearned variety.
Yensys Capellan went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Class-A: Pitcher Jose Alberto Molina assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes.
Low Class-A: Activated pitcher Luis De Paula from the 7-day disabled list.
Thursday box scores
4:35 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Grant Holmes) at South Bend (Jake Stinnett)
5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Jose De Leon) at Arkansas (Albert Suarez)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Chris Powell) vs. Orem (Angels) (Grayson Long)
6:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Zach Lee) at El Paso (Chris Smith)
7:00 p.m.: Arizona Dodgers at Arizona Giants
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. San Jose (Giants) (Martin Agosta)