Oklahoma City and Tulsa each lose one-run games, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes win with solid hitting and pitching.
Player of the day
Rancho Cucamonga Quake outfielder Johan Mieses had a big game with two doubles and solo home run. The 20-year old Mieses is carrying an .837 OPS with seven home runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers dropped their sixth straight game, this time on a error while trying to complete a double play which allowed the River Cats (Giants) to score the winning run. The 5-4 defeat in 11 innings followed a recent pattern of falling behind early before trying to comeback.
In the eleventh inning, with one out and runners on first and second, Grant Dayton could not handle shortstop Charle Culberson's throw and the winning run scored on that error.
Carlos Frias started and gave up four runs in four innings pitched. Luis Avilan, Jacob Rhame and Logan Bawcom were able to keep the River Cats scoreless as the Dodgers tied the score.
Culberson and O'Koyea Dickson each had two hits, Dickson hit his second home run of the season.
The Drillers got another fine pitching performance from Brock Stewart but still lost 2-1 to the RockHounds (Athletics). Stewart pitched 7⅓ innings, gave up two runs (one earned), five hits and struck out nine.
Frankie Montas made his third appearance for the Drillers. He pitched 1⅔ innings and struck out four.
Kyle Farmer had three hits, Willie Calhoun, Jacob Scavuzzo, and Paul Hoenecke each had two hits apiece.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes beat the Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 6-2 was supported by continued strong pitching and Johan Mieses' bat. Josh Sborz pitched six innings and gave up a run, three hits, two walks and struck out seven.
Along with Johan Mieses big game, Erick Mejia, Matt Beaty and Joey Curletta each had two hits as part of the Quakes 11 hit attack.
The Quakes have a one-game lead over Mavericks with about three weeks left in the first half.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored 10 runs in the first inning and went on to cruise to a 12-1 win over the Hot Rods (Rays). 13 batters came to the plate, eight got hits and two received walks.
On the mound, the Loons used four pitchers. Victor Gonzalez pitched four innings, allowing no runs but also walking four and striking out three, Garrett Harrison followed with three scoreless innings and he got the win.
Edwin Rios was 4-for-5 with a home run and a double, Brendon Davis was 3-for-5 with a double,
Triple-A: Los Angeles selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Julio Urias from Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Matt West on the 7-day disabled list; Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla from the temporarily inactive list. Double-A: Tulsa released outfielder Yadir Drake. Class A: Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Joshua Sborz from the 7-day disabled list; Rancho Cucamonga placed catcher Spencer Navin on 7-day disabled list.
4:35 p.m. - Great Lakes (Nolan Long) at Bowling Green (Genesis Cabrera)
5:05 p.m. - Midland (Joel Seddon) at Tulsa (Trevor Oaks)
7:00 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Yaisel Sierra) at Visalia (Luke Irvine)
7:05 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Ross Stripling) at Sacramento (Chris Stratton)