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Buck Britton walk-off HR in 19th wins Game 1 of doubleheader for Oklahoma City

Buck Britton ended a marathon game in Oklahoma City, but there was more baseball to be played.
Buck Britton ended a marathon game in Oklahoma City, but there was more baseball to be played.
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There were a pair of walk-off wins in Oklahoma for the Dodgers minor league affiliates on Tuesday night.

Player of the day

Buck Britton hit a two-run home run in the 19th inning, giving Triple-A Oklahoma City a walk-off 6-4 win over the Iowa Cubs in the first game of a wild doubleheader. Britton was 3-for-12 with a home run, a double and a walk in the doubleheader.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City swept a doubleheader over Iowa, 6-4 in 19 innings in Game 1, then 3-1 in seven innings in Game 2, with a number of notable things:

The first game lasted five hours, 44 minutes and at 19 innings matched Oklahoma City's longest game ever.

Iowa grabbed a 4-2 lead in the 10th, but OKC tied the game in the bottom of the inning with an RBI double by Corey Seager then an RBI single by Andy Wilkins.

Daniel Coulombe loaded the bases with one out with three walks in the 19th inning, but got out of the jam, the final play a tough play on a ground ball to Britton at third to end the frame. Coulombe then singled ahead of Britton's home run for his first hit as a professional.

Jharel Cotton pitched a scoreless 17th inning with one strikeout, his third scoreless appearance in relief since getting promoted to Triple-A. Cotton has eight strikeouts and two walks, allowing four hits in 5⅓ innings.

After seven relief pitchers were used in Game 1, Ramon Troncoso got a spot start in Game 2 and pitched four scoreless innings, his longest outing of the year.

Deck McGuire started the night in Double-A, but as Game 1 was extending into the night he drove from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, and pitched the final three innings of Game 2 for the win.

"It was an easy drive," McGuire told Trent Shadid of The Oklahoman of the 106-mile drive, "but I did have to pay the tolls."

Game 2 ended at 12:47 a.m. local time.

Oklahoma City has a five-game lead over Iowa in the American North Division of the Pacific Coast League with six games to play, and can clinch the division with a win on Wednesday.


Double-A Tulsa

Down 2-0 in the eighth inning, Tulsa rallied for a run in the eighth then two in the ninth, with a two-run single by Peter Lavin completing the walk-off 3-2 win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals).

Daniel Mayora doubled and scored in the eighth, and singled and eventually scored the winning run in the ninth. Lavin was 3-for-5 and drove in all three runs.


Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Arizona Fall League-bound Jacob Scavuzzo was 4-for-4 with two doubles in the Quakes' 8-5 road win at Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). Scavuzzo was in left field, and his fellow corner outfielder Devan Ahart also had two doubles, going 3-for-5.

Josh Sborz, the Dodgers' Competitive Balance Round B pick (No. 74 overall) in the 2015 draft, pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his first professional save. He has a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings since his promotion to Rancho Cucamonga, with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were limited two a double, single and three walks, striking out 14 times in a 10-0 loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers).


Rookie-level Ogden

The Raptors fell 10-5 to the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals). Jordan Paroubeck homered in the loss, his third home runs and eighth extra-base hit in 17 games since joining Ogden.



Triple-A: The Dodgers called up four, with Mike Bolsinger, Ian Thomas, Joe Wieland and the DL'd Josh Ravin getting recalled from OKC; Troncoso and Chin-hui Tsao were activated from the DL; David Huff was placed on the DL and Chris Anderson was placed on the temporary inactive list. McGuire was eventually promoted from Double-A

Tuesday box scores

Game 1 - Oklahoma City 6, Iowa 4 (19); Game 2 - Oklahoma City 3, Iowa 1

Tulsa 3, Northwest Arkansas 2

Rancho Cucamonga 8, Lake Elsinore 5

West Michigan 10, Great Lakes 0

Idaho Falls 10, Ogden 5

Wednesday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Grant Holmes) at Lansing (Blue Jays) (Marcus Stroman)

5:05 p.m.: Northwest Arkansas (Kyle Zimmer) at Tulsa (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Iowa (Frank Batista) at Oklahoma City (Eric Surkamp)

6 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Scott Barlow) at Lake Elsinore (Matt Shepherd)

6:15 p.m.: Ogden (Chris Powell) at Idaho Falls (Derek Gordon)