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Cody Bellinger goes 4-for-4 as Tulsa wins 10-2

Cody Bellinger during 2016 Spring Training
Cody Bellinger during 2016 Spring Training
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Great Lakes, Tulsa and Oklahoma City won on Thursday while Rancho Cucamonga loses their series finale.

Player of the day

Cody Bellinger started his 2016 on April 30th and he had a slow start, getting down to a .358 OPS after his eleventh game.  Since then, Bellinger has raised his OPS to .728.  On Thursday, he went 4-for-4 with a home run and two doubles with two RBI.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers scored five runs in the eighth inning and then held on to beat the Bees (Angels) 7-5.  The Bees scored three runs in the ninth and had the tying run at the plate but then Jacob Rhame struck out the last two batters to get the save.

Sam LeCure started for the Dodgers and pitched seven strong innings, giving up two runs, five hits, a walk and striking out seven.  Grant Dayton got the win while Joe Thatcher gave up three runs before Rhame came in to put out the fire.

The five run rally started when Austin Barnes led off with a single.  Corey Brown tripled in Barnes to start the scoring.  Later, James Ramsey hit a three-run home run and then to close the scoring, Brandon Hicks singled in Zach Walters.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers pounded out 14 hits, including seven doubles and three home runs that led to a 10-2 win over the Cardinals.  Scott Barlow got the win as he pitched six innings and gave up three hits, a walk and struck out six.  Jordan Schaefer pitched two innings, allowing a run, two hits, a walk and struck out three.

Cody Bellinger went 4-for-4 with a home run and two doubles, Alex Verdugo and Willie Calhoun also homered.  Kyle Farmer joined Verdugo and Calhoun with two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes lost to the Storm (Padres) 6-2 on Thursday night having already secured another road series win. The Quakes have played six road series this season and have won all six series.

Grant Holmes gave up three runs in the first inning and then settled down to throw four scoreless innings.  Holmes allowed eight hits, walked one and struck out eight.

Yusniel Diaz, Matt Beaty and Pin-Chieh Chin each had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The highlight of this game was Imani Abdullah's Midwest League debut in the Loons 5-3 win over the Cubs.  Abdullah pitched five innings and gave up three runs and allowing three hits and striking out seven.

Brendon Davis and Ariel Sandoval each had two hits.  Gage Green hit a two-run home run.


Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger to Oklahoma City; Los Angeles purchased contract of RHP Chin-hui Tsao from Oklahoma City.  Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga placed left-handed pitcher Luis De Paula on the 7-day disabled list;  Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Kyle Hooper from the 7-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher Imani Abdullah assigned to Great Lakes from extended spring training; the Loons also activated pitcher Marcus Crescentini from the DL and placed pitchers Adam Bray and Kevin Brown on the 7-day DL.

Thursday Scores

Oklahoma City 7, Salt Lake City 5

Tulsa 10, Springfield 2

Lake Elsinore 6, Rancho Cucamonga 2

Great Lakes 5, South Bend 3

Friday Schedule

2:35 p.m. - Lansing (Blue Jays) (Patrick Murphy) and (Ryan Borucki) at Great Lakes (Dennis Santana) and (Isaac Anderson)

5:05 p.m. - Salt Lake City (Chris Jones) at Oklahoma City (Julio Urias)

5:05 p.m. - Tulsa (Brock Stewart) at NW Arkansas (Royals) (Eric Skoglund)

7:05 p.m. -  San Jose (Giants) (Jordan Johnson) at Rancho Cucamonga (Hyun-jin Ryu)