All five of the Dodgers domestic minor league games were one-run games on Sunday, two resulting in wins.
Player of the day
Corey Brown hit two home runs for Triple-A Oklahoma City and drove in a season-high five runs. Each of Brown's home runs gave OKC the lead. The 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .246/.311/.490 with 17 home runs on the season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers lost a wild one, falling to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) 9-8. OKC scored three runs in the eighth and then another in the top of the ninth, but Colorado Springs tied the game with three in the bottom of the ninth and then walked off with a win in the 10th. Ralston Cash was the one that gave up the game in the ninth, allowing all three runs to put the Sky Sox back into the game. Jacob Rhame took the loss, falling to 1-7 for the season. Julio Urias tossed a scoreless inning of relief.
At the dish Corey Brown clubbed a pair of homers, recording five RBI's and giving him 17 long balls for the season. Brandon Hicks also connected on a long ball, while Zach Walters also drove in a run with a double and a single.
The Drillers finally won a run game, defeating the Arkansas Travelers (Angels) 4-3. Tulsa connected on three homers in the win as Lars Anderson and Jordan Tarsovich both went deep, and Edwin Rios clubbed his first long ball since being promoted. Willie Calhoun also had a big day as he went 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI.
On the mound starter Alfredo Figaro tossed three solid innings, then Jordan Schafer tossed two shutout frames to record the win. Scott Griggs struggled in relief, but after that a trio of relievers secured the victory.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes and Mavericks combined for 10 runs in the sixth inning, but Rancho wound up on the losing end as they fell to the High Desert Mavericks (Rangers) 10-9. Matt Beaty homered for the second day in a row to lead the offense, while Yusniel Diaz, Brandon Trinkwon, and Erick Mejia all doubled and singled in the contest.
On the mound starter Grant Holmes got hit hard as he allowed four runs and three walks over five innings in the loss. Reliever Luis De Paula and an even worse outing as he gave up six runs in the sixth inning, including a pair of homers and two walks.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons got solid pitching, but still lost to the South Bend Cubs on Sunday 2-1. Starter Yadier Alvarez gave up just three hits and one run over four frames, with four strikeouts, but he took the loss for the first time since joining Great Lakes. Ivan Vieitez allowed a run in the fifth, but after that it was smooth sailing for the Loon relievers.
At the plate Great Lakes failed to record an extra base hit as the club managed just eight singles. Darien Tubbs and Omar Estevez both had two hits each to lead the offense.
Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors are off for the All-Star break.
Arizona League - AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers gave up a run in the top of the ninth as the Reds tied the game, but then managed to walk off with a 6-5 victory in the bottom of the frame. Carlos Rincon, who had homered earlier in the game, delivered the walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to secure the victory. Romer Cuadrado doubled for the only other extra base hit for the Dodgers.
On the bump starter A.J. Alexy tossed two shutout frames, but later in the game reliever Kevin Malisheski gave up two runs to put the win in jeopardy. Osiris Ramirez allowed the tying run in the top of the ninth, but ended up with the win after the comeback effort by Rincon.
Dominican Summer League
The Dominican teams were off on Sunday
Double A: The Drillers placed Tim Shibuya on the DL while Andrew Sopko was promoted to Tulsa. Class A: Wes Helsabeck was promoted to Rancho to take the place of Sopko. Jordan Sheffield was assigned to Great Lakes.
4:05 p.m. PT - South Bend (TBD) at Great Lakes (Jordan Sheffield)
4:30 p.m. - Springfield (J.C. Sulbaran) at Tulsa (TBD)
6:05 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Sam LeCure) at Colorado Springs (Aaron Wilkerson)
7:10 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Michael Boyle) at Stockton (Brett Graves)