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Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and the four Rookie affiliates won, Oklahoma City and Great Lakes each go down in extra-innings via walk-offs.

Player of the day

Ogden right-hander Roberth Fernandez pitched a career high 6⅔ innings and had his second straight seven-strikeout game. Cody Thomas provided the offensive highlight with a go-ahead solo home run that provided the winning run.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers led 4-3 going to the bottom of the twelfth but with one out, the Rainiers (Mariners) got a rare call from the home plate umpire that led to a 5-4 walk-off win for the Rainiers.

With one out and runners on first and second, Layne Somsen had a 2-2 count on the batter.  Then, the home plate umpire signaled ball three and indicated that there was a pace of play violation.

Oklahoma City manager Bill Hasselman argued to no avail.  Somsen appeared a little rattled and ultimately walked the batter to fill the bases.

After falling behind to Stefen Romero, Somsen induced a slow roller to short, however Charlie Culberson charged the ball and then slipped down to the ground.  The tying run scored and the bases were still loaded.

D.J. Peterson then hit a ground ball wide of first, Micah Johnson fielded the ball but had no play and the Rainiers scored the winning run.

Just a few minutes earlier, the Dodgers had victory thoughts in their head.  Johnson led off the top of the inning with a double and he later scored on a Culberson single.  But despite have runners at first and third and none out, the Dodgers could not score anymore and that cost them.

All of this overshadowed an eight inning performance from Trevor Oaks, who worked around 11 hits and a walk to give up just three runs and stuck out five.  Matt West and Grant Dayton pitched well in relief, Dayton struck out four of the six batters he faced in his two inning stint.

Austin Barnes got the Dodgers on the board when he hit a two-run home run off of a former Dodger Zach Lee.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers pounded out 13 hits and got a fine start from Lisalverto Bonilla on their way to a 7-2 win over the Naturals (Royals).  Bonilla, who has had some good starts in July, pitched six innings and allowed a run, three hits. four walks and struck out seven.

Newly arrived Tim Locastro went 2-for-5 with a double.  Four other Drillers had two hits, Alex Verdugo, Jacob Scavuzzo, Shawn Zarraga and Drew Maggi.

Alex Verdugo was named the Texas League Player of the Week.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes got two home runs and a solid Quake's debut on the mound to defeat the JetHawks (Astros) 8-3 on Monday night at LoanMart Field.

Erick Mejia and Joey Curletta each hit a home run, Mejia's was a two-run shot while Curletta hit a three-run home run.

Isaac Anderson made his California League debut and the last Dodger draft pick taken in 2015 (40th round) pitched five scoreless innings, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out five.

Yaisel Sierra continues to pitch out of the pen, another two-inning outing for him, this time he gave up a run on two hits and striking out two.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Chiefs (Cardinals) scored a run in the eighth to tie and then a run in the eleventh to take a 4-3 walk-off win over the Loons.  Brian Bass took the loss after allowing three hits and a run in the fateful inning.

The Loons led 3-0 but then Dennis Santana allowed three runs (two earned) in three innings to tie the game.  Wes Helsabeck started for the Loons and pitched five scoreless innings.

Rookie - Ogden

The Raptors got a great start from Roberth Fernandez and a big hit for Cody Thomas to beat the Brewers 4-3.  As noted above, Fernandez allowed just a run in his start.

The Brewers tied the game in the top of the eighth but with two out in the bottom of the inning, Cody Thomas hit a solo home run that put the Raptors back ahead for good.

Rookie - Arizona

AZL Dodgers won 7-1 over the AZ Royals.  After Josh Ravin pitched a scoreless inning in his rehab appearance, Leonardo Crawford pitched five scoreless innings and struck out six.

Five AZL Dodgers had two hits apiece, Romer Cuadrado, Hendrick Clementina, Steve Berman, Jeffrey Souffront, and Carlos Mosquera.

Dominican Summer League - Dodgers One & Dodgers Two

The DSL Dodgers One won 16-4 over the Mariners One while Dodgers Two beat the Phillies 6-5 in eleven innings.


Double-A: Infielder Tim Locastro assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga. Class-A: Infielder Brandon Trinkwon assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Tulsa; Los Angeles Dodgers sent right-handed pitcher Yimi Garcia on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga, and is expected to pitch an inning on Tuesday; right-handed pitcher Isaac Anderson assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes.  Rookie: Los Angeles Dodgers sent right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers; right-handed pitchers Yeison Cespedes and Alfredo Tavarez assigned to DSL Dodgers1 from DSL Dodgers2; right-handed pitchers Confesor Inoa, Jeronimo Castro, and Bryan Castillo assigned to DSL Dodgers2 from DSL Dodgers1.

Monday Scores

Tacoma 5, Oklahoma City 4 (12)

Tulsa 7, NW Arkansas 2

Rancho Cucamonga 8, Lancaster 3

Peoria 4, Great Lakes 3 (11)

Ogden 4, Helena 3

AZL Dodgers 7, AZL Royals 1

Dodgers One 16, Mariners One 4

Dodgers Two 6, Phillies 5 (11)

Tuesday Schedule

5:05 p.m. PT - NW Arkansas (Jake Junis) at Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt)

6:00 p.m. - Helena (Gentry Fortuno) at Ogden (Austin French)

7:00 p.m. - AZL Cubs at AZL Dodgers

7:05 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart) at Tacoma (Jordan Pries)

7:05 p.m. -  Lancaster (Rogelio Armenteros) at Rancho Cucamonga (Josh Sborz)