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Julio Urias retires first 11 batters, strikes out 8 in win

Julio Urias
Julio Urias
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Oklahoma City wins while Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes lose on Friday

Player of the day

Julio Urias faces the minimum until with two out in the fourth, he gives up a double, a walk and a single to score the only run he gave up.  Urias pitches five innings, allows one run, two hits, one walk and strikes out eight.  In three starts, Urias has pitched 15 innings, and given up 11 hits, two walks and Urias has 20 strikeouts.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers took an early lead and went on to beat the Redbirds (Cardinals) 7-1.  Julio Urias was brilliant, pitching five innings with eight strikeouts and allowing one run.  Matt West and Jacob Rhame each pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Zach Walters hit two home runs and drove in three runs.  Carl Crawford played his second rehab game and went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored.  Micah Johnson also had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers saw Lars Anderson, Alex Verdugo and Willie Calhoun hit home runs but the Naturals (Royals) doubled up on the Drillers in their 10-5 win.

The game was tied at 3-3 going to the sixth inning when the Naturals took a one run lead.  That lead would rise to seven when the Naturals scored six runs in the seventh inning. Scott Barlow took the loss, giving up four runs in six innings pitched.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes saw the Rawhide (Diamondbacks) score single runs in each of the last four innings to comeback and win 5-4 at LoanMart Field.  Rawhide infielder Henry Castillo hit a solo home run off Scott Griggs to break the tie and put the Rawhide ahead to stay.

Trevor Oaks started and allowed two runs on 11 hits.  A.J. Vanegas and Kyle Hooper also pitched for the Quakes.

Six players had one hit for the Quakes, Erick Mejia had a key two-run triple that momentarily gave the lead to the Quakes.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons could not put up any offense in their 5-0 defeat by the Hot Rods (Rays).  Hot Rod starter Genesis Cabrera and reliever Tyler Brashears combine to strike out 11 and give up only three hits and a walk.

Dennis Santana took the loss, pitching 4⅔ innings and allowing four hits, four runs (one earned), three walks and struck out six.


Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed pitcher Red Patterson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 21, 2016; Logan Bawcom assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.  Double-A: Tulsa placed LF Adam Law on the 7-day disabled list.  Class-A:  Infielder Edwin Rios assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden; Outfielder Federico Celli assigned to Dodgers Ext. Spring Training from Great Lakes.

Friday Scores

Oklahoma City 7, Memphis 1

NW Arkansas 10, Tulsa 5

Visalia 5, Rancho Cucamonga 4

Bowling Green 5, Great Lakes 0

Saturday Schedule

11:05 a.m. - Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) at Bowling Green (Henry Centeno)

4:05 p.m. - Tulsa (Chase De Jong) at NW Arkansas (Eric Skoglund)

5:08 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Zach Lee, but we'll see) at Iowa (Cubs) (TBD)

6:35 p.m. - Visalia (Bo Takahashi) at Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Sopko)