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Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and three Rookie affiliates win on Friday while Great Lakes loses in extra innings and Ogden's comeback falls short.

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Top three Dodger affiliates along with three of the Dodger Rookie league teams win on Friday.  Also Dodger left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has his longest rehab appearance this season.

Player of the day

Infielder/catcher Austin Barnes hit his first grand slam of the season to put Oklahoma City in front for good.  Barnes is hitting .296/.396/.418 in 48 games (218 plate appearances).

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers defeated the Sounds (Athletics) 9-6 behind another good outing from Jharel Cotton and Austin Barnes' first grand slam of the season.  Cotton pitched six innings,, gave up two unearned runs, two hits, one walk, and struck out nine.

Barnes was 2-for-5 with five RBI and a stolen base.  Rob Segedin went 4-for-4, O'Koyea Dickson had two doubles and two RBI.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers beat the Missions (Padres) 5-3 at San Antonio.  Trailing by a run, the Drillers scored four runs in the eighth inning to take the lead.

Lisalverto Bonilla made his second start for the Drillers and he pitched 4⅔ innings and gave up no runs, one hit, two walks and struck out three.

Alex Verdugo was 3-for-4 with a home run, Brandon Trinkwon, Cody Bellinger and Jacob Scavuzzo each had two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes held on to beat the Ports (Athletics) 7-5 at Rancho Cucamonga.  Dodger left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu started and made his longest outing in his rehab period.

Ryu pitched six innings, allowed two runs, five hits, and struck out three.  Ryu has struck out 23 and walked just one in his rehab appearances.

Kevin Brown picked up his first save for the Quakes.

Tim Locastro and Matt Beaty each had two hits, Julian Leon hit his seventh home run.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 2-1  in 11 innings to Bowling Green (Rays).

Rookie - Ogden

Trailing all game, the Raptors had the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning before falling to the Owlz (Angels) 14-11.  The Raptors had scored five runs and had runners at first and second with one out when D.J. Peters grounded into a double play to end the game.

Raptor starting pitcher Gregor Mora gave up seven runs and five hits in his two innings of work.  The Owlz had 19 hits and two walks against the Raptors.

Luis Paz was 4-for-5 with a double and a triple with four RBI.  Luke Raley was 3-for-6 with a double and a home run, Errol Robinson also had three hits.

Rookie - Arizona

The AZL Dodgers took a 2-1 decision over the AZL Brewers on Friday.  After Randy Choate gave up a run and three hits in the first, five Dodger pitchers combined for eight scoreless innings.

Saul Castellanos won his second game.  The recently turned 19-year old pitcher from Mexico, pitched two scoreless innings.

Kelbert Ruiz had three hits, Cody Thomas was 2-for-3.

Dominican Summer League - Dodgers1 and Dodgers2

Dodgers1 beat the Mariners1 6-2 and Dodgers2 defeated Phillies 11-5.


Triple-A: Los Angeles selected the contract of outfielder Will Venable from Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City activated outfielder Rico Noel and catcher Vinny DiFazio from the 7-day disabled list.  Class-A: Los Angeles sent left-handed pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga; Rancho Cucamonga activated catcher Julian Leon; left-handed pitcher Wes Helsabeck assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes; left-handed pitcher Alex Burgos assigned to Great Lakes from Tulsa.

Friday Scores

Oklahoma City 9, Nashville 6

Tulsa 5, San Antonio 3

Rancho Cucamonga 7, Stockton 5

Bowling Green 2, Great Lakes 1 (11)

Orem 14, Ogden 11

AZL Dodgers 2, AZL Brewers 1

Dodgers1 6, Mariners1 2

Dodgers2 11, Phillies 5

Saturday Schedule

4:05 p.m. PT - Bowling Green (Genesis Cabrera) at Great Lakes (Dennis Santana)

5:05 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Trevor Oaks) at Nashville (Jesse Hahn)

5:05 p.m. - Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) at San Antonio (Dinelson Lamet)

6:00 p.m. - Ogden (Roberth Fernandez) at Orem (Nate Bertness)

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

7:05 p.m. - Stockton (Heath Fillmyer) at Rancho Cucamonga (Grant Holmes)