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Cody Thomas homers in second straight game ; Raptors win 5-4

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Dodger affiliates in the Rookie leagues were 5-0 on Thursday while Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga lost.  Great Lakes had their game suspended due to playing conditions.

Player of the day

13th round draft pick Cody Thomas hit his second home run for Ogden on Thursday.  Thomas has played two games for the Raptors and has homered in each game.  Overall, Thomas has a total five home runs; three in Arizona and now  two in Ogden, in 29 at-bats.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers dropped their series opener to the Storm Chasers (Royals) 13-7 at Oklahoma City.  Jharel Cotton started and gave up four runs in five innings.  Cotton also gave up four hits, two walks and struck out six.

Left-handed pitcher Randy Choate had a rough first appearance for the Dodgers.  Choate gave up two hits, including a two-run home run and walked two while recording two outs.

Andrew Toles had three hits, Micah Johnson, Rob Segedin and Corey Brown each had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers fell behind 5-0 and could not catch up to the Missions (Padres), losing 6-5.

Jeremy Kehrt took the loss, he gave up five runs (four earned) in his six innings.

Willie Calhoun hit his 16th home run and was 2-for-2 with two walks.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes gave up their lead to 66ers (Angels) and dropped their second straight game 6-5.  The Quakes led 5-1 going to the bottom of the sixth but then saw the 66ers tie the game in the seventh.

In the ninth inning, the 66ers loaded the bases and won on a sacrifice fly.

Grant Holmes pitched well for five innings, allowing one run on four hits, two walks and striking out five.  In the sixth, Holmes struck out the first hitter and then gave up a walk, a single and then a two-run triple.  Holmes would finish with 5⅓ innings pitched, giving up four runs, six hits, three walks and striking out six.

Three Quakes had two hits, Erick Mejia, Tim Locastro and Joey Curletta.  Curletta hit his eighth home run and had four RBI.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons and Whitecaps (Tigers) game was suspended after one inning and will be played later this season.

Rookie - Ogden

The Raptors led 5-0 and held on to beat the Chukars (Royals) 5-4.  Cody Thomas hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat to give the Raptors the early lead.

Gregor Mora recorded a three-inning save, allowing an unearned run, two hits, two walks and striking out three.

Rookie - Arizona

The AZL Dodgers scored five runs in the ninth inning to come back and beat AZL Athletics 6-4.  '

The Dodgers batted around in the ninth inning and they scored as a result of a bases-loaded walk, a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch, a run-scoring single, a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch.

Gavin Lux and Hendrick Clementina each had two hits.

Dominican Summer League - Dodgers1 and Dodgers2

The Dodgers1 won 9-3 over Diamondbacks2 while Dodgers2 won two games over the Astros Blue.  Starling Heredia hit his second home run in the first game against the Astros Blue.


Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias from Oklahoma City; Los Angeles optioned left-handed pitcher Luis Avilan to Oklahoma City; left-handed pitcher Randy Choate assigned to Oklahoma City. Double-A: Tulsa activated  catcher Tyler Ogle from the 7-day disabled list; Tulsa placed outfielder Daniel Fields on the 7-day disabled list.  Class-A: Great Lakes activated infielder Brendon Davis from the 7-day disabled list; Great Lakes placed catcher Garrett Hope on the 7-day disabled list; Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Isaac Anderson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 5, 2016. Rookie: Left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer assigned to AZL Dodgers; right-handed pitcher Edwin Uceta assigned to DSL Dodgers2; right-handed pitcher Oliver Polanco assigned to DSL Dodgers1 from DSL Dodgers2; catcher Marco Hernandez assigned to DSL Dodgers1 from DSL Dodgers2; right-handed pitcher Esmerlyn Cespedes assigned to DSL Dodgers1; catcher/first baseman Jair Camargo assigned to DSL Dodgers2 from DSL Dodgers1.

Thursday Scores

Omaha 13, Oklahoma City 7

San Antonio 6, Tulsa 4

Inland Empire 6, Rancho Cucamonga 5

Great Lakes 0, West Michigan 0 (Suspended)

Ogden 5, Idaho Falls 4

AZL Dodgers 6, AZL Athletics 4

Dodgers1  9, Diamondbacks2  3

Dodgers2 4, Astros Blue 3 (Game 1)

Dodgers2 3, Astros Blue  2 (Game 2)

Friday Schedule

4:05 p.m. PT - Dayton (Reds) (Jacob Constante) at Great Lakes (Dennis Santana)

5:05 p.m. - Omaha (Christian Binford) at Oklahoma City (TBD)

5:05 p.m. - San Antonio (Aaron Northcraft) at Tulsa (Scott Barlow)

5:30 p.m. - Ogden (TBD) at Grand Junction (Rockies) (Mike Nikorak)

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

7:05 p.m. -  Rancho Cucamonga (Joshua Sborz) at High Desert (Rangers) (TBD)