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Zach Lee, Adam Liberatore continue strong starts

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Oklahoma City wins 4-2 paced by continued strong pitching; Tulsa loses 6-3 to lose series; Rancho Cucamonga scores final run to win 6-5 and Great Lakes returns to winning column with 3-1 victory

Adam Liberatore
Adam Liberatore
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Three of four Dodger affiliates won on Tuesday night, Oklahoma City, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes won their games while Tulsa lost.  Tulsa will have Wednesday off before having their home opener on Thursday.

Player of the day

Oklahoma City left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore is making a case for himself to be considered for a spot on the Dodger bullpen.  Liberatore has pitched in three games, including Tuesday night, and has been nearly perfect.  He has pitched four scoreless innings total and has struck out 8 while walking 2.

Triple-A Oklahoma CIty

Trailing by a run going to the seventh inning, the Dodgers scored two runs to take the lead and added one more to win 4-2 over the Redbirds (Cardinals).  Newly acquired outfielder James Ramsey had the key hit, an RBI double to tie the game and then Ramsey scored on an error.

Zach Lee made his second start of the season and he gave up two runs in six innings, scattering nine hits while striking out six.  Jacob Rhame and Adam Liberatore held the Redbirds scoreless while striking out five in their three innings.

Alex Hassan and Corey Brown each had two hits. Jose Tabata singled and had an RBI.

Double-A Tulsa

After taking a 3-1 lead, the Drillers saw the Missions (Padres) score four unanswered runs to win 6-3 and take the series.  Chase De Jong started for the Drillers and was ineffective, giving up four runs in three innings.  Reliever Michael Johnson didn't fare much better when he gave up two runs in two innings.

Jordan Schafer made his second pitching appearance and pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Brandon Trinkwon hit a two-run home run and Jacob Scavuzzo doubled and scored a run.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes returned to .500 with their second straight win over the 66ers (Angels),with a 6-5 comeback win.  Outfielder Yusniel Diaz was hitless until he singled on Tuesday night.  But it was Diaz's sacrifice fly that provided the winning run.

Trevor Oaks started and pitched six solid innings, giving up three runs and five hits.  Kyle Hooper would get the win in relief and Scott Griggs picked up his first save.

Andrew Toles had three hits and he is now 12-for-24, Matt Beaty hit his first home run.  Mike Ahmed didn't homer like his brother did a few hours earlier at Dodger Stadium but Ahmed did go 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons defeated the TinCaps (Padres) 3-1 with outstanding pitching by Andrew Sopko, Adam Bray and Gavin Pittore.  Those three combined to allow one run while striking out 15 and walking one.

Brendon Davis and Garrett Kennedy each had two hits, Omar Estevez singled and walked.  Ariel Sandoval singled and scored a run.

Tuesday scores

Oklahoma City 4, Memphis 2

San Antonio 6, Tulsa 3

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Inland Empire 5

Great Lakes 3, Fort Wayne 1

Wednesday schedule

11:05 a.m. - Fort Wayne (Austin Smith) at Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez)

4:35 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Jharel Cotton) at Memphis (J.C. Sulbaran)

7:05 p.m. - Inland Empire (Justin Anderson) at Rancho Cucamonga (Brock Stewart)