Oklahoma City was one of two Dodger affiliates to win on Friday. Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga lost one-run games that put their division chases in jeopardy.
Player of the day
Right-hander Nick Tepesch was signed to a minor league contract on June 6. He's made three starts for Oklahoma City and on Thursday, he had his best game of the year. Tepesch pitched eight innings, allowed a run, three hits and struck out eight. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI as well, his first-ever professional run batted in.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers won 6-2 over the Zephyrs (Marlins) with solid combination of very good starting pitching and a 14-hit attack that scored six runs. Nick Tepesch won his third straight start for the Dodgers.
Rob Segedin started the scoring with a two-run home run. O'Koyea Dickson continued his hot hitting, going 4-for-5 and Austin Barnes hit his second home run in so many days.
The Drillers lost 1-0 to the Travelers (Angels) and fell a half-game behind the Cardinals with three games to go in the first half. Scott Barlow took the tough loss as he allowed a run in his six inning start. Kyle Hooper shined in relief as he struck out the side.
The Drillers were held to two hits, one by Adam Law and the other by Alex Verdugo.
The Drillers have one more against the Travelers and then they return home to play the final two games in the first half against the Cardinals.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost 2-1 in 11 innings to the Giants and are two games behind with two games left in the first half. The positive part of the game was an impressive rehab start by Hyun-jin Ryu. Ryu pitched four scoreless innings, allowed three hits, a walk and struck out five.
Tommy Bergjans lost in relief as he gave up two unearned runs, the last one giving the Giants the win.
2015 6th round pick Edwin Rios only had one hit but it was game-tying solo home run in the ninth that tied the game. Yasiel Puig played his fourth rehab game and went 1-for-3 and he also threw out a runner trying to stretch a single into a double.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Dragons (Reds) took a close one over the the Loons, this time beating the Loons 2-1. Loons starter Michael Boyle pitched seven innings, allowed two runs, four hits, walked three and struck out five.
However, the Loons could only get three hits and were 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position.
Rookie - Ogden
The Chukars took their Pioneer League opening night game over the Raptors by a 8-2 score. Roberth Fernandez started for Raptors and pitched three innings, allowed three runs, two hits, three walks and struck out four. As a whole staff, the Raptors threw a lot of pitches as they struck out 11 and walked nine in their first game.
Jordan Paroubeck, who played well in Ogden in 2015, was 2-for-4 with a double.
Dominican Summer League - Dodgers 1 and 2
The Dodgers1 beat the Rojos (Reds) 13-4 on Friday. Carlos Rincon was 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI.
The Dodgers2 lost to the Royals 5-4. Starling Heredia was 3-for-4 with his first home run.
No reported transactions on Friday.
Oklahoma City 6, New Orleans 2
San Jose 2, Rancho Cucamonga 1
4:00 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Jose De Leon) at New Orleans (Greg Nappo)
4:05 p.m. - Dayton (Austin Orewiler) at Great Lakes (Nolan Long)
5:00 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Josh Sborz) at San Jose (Jordon Johnson)
5:10 p.m. - Tulsa (Trevor Oaks) at Arkansas (Zach Nuding)
6:15 p.m. - Ogden (Miguel Urena) at Idaho Falls (Igol Feliz)