Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes both won on Thursday, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ogden and AZL Dodgers were on the losing side.
Player of the day
Outfielder Johan Mieses hit his tenth home run in August and his 28th home run of the season in the Quake's win over the Storm. Mieses leads the California League in home runs.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers were shutout by the Sky Sox (Brewers) 5-0 as they lose their second straight game of their final homestand in the regular season. Logan Bawcom gave up all five runs in his five innings of work.
Louis Coleman continued his rehab pitching one inning and striking out three.
The Dodgers only had two hits; Micah Johnson and Yasiel Puig each singled.
The Drillers lost 7-2 to the Travelers (Angels). Isaac Anderson gave up three runs in five innings and then the game got out of reach when Michael Johnson allowed four runs in two innings of work.
Cody Bellinger hit his 19th home run to provide all the offense the Drillers would have on Thursday.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes scored nine runs in the first two innings and they went on to down the Storm (Padres) 12-5 at LoanMart Field. Dodger outfielder Andre Ethier began his rehab assignment as a designated hitter and he went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
The Quakes hit three home runs, Mike Ahmed hit a grand slam, Johan Mieses and Matt Beaty each hit solo shots.
Tim Shibuya gave up three runs in five innings as he won his third game of the season. Kevin Brown pitched two scoreless innings to finish the game.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons shutout the TinCaps (Padres) 2-0 as they maintained their ½ game lead for the final playoff spot. Victor Gonzalez, Dean Kremer and Shea Spitzbarth combined for 18 strikeouts and gave up only two hits and three walks.
Victor Gonzalez returned from the disabled list and he struck out nine in 4⅔ innings. Dean Kremer struck out three in 2⅓ innings. Shea Spitzbarth was even more impressive as he struck out all six hitters he faced.
Spitzbarth has had interesting season, while his short stay at Oklahoma City was a bit rocky, he has pitched well at Ogden and Great Lakes. In those two stops, Spitzbarth has struck out 53 in 33⅓ innings.
Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors lost 12-3 to the Rockies as the Rockies scored at least a run in the first five innings of play. The Rockies jumped over the Raptors into the division lead.
Brandon Montgomery did hit his fifth home run and he went 3-for-4 with a double and that home run.
Arizona League - AZL Dodgers
AZL Dodgers were shutout 3-0 by the AZL Brewers. The loss eliminated the AZL Dodgers from playoff contention.
Dominican Summer League - Dodgers One & Dodgers Two
Triple-A: Los Angeles purchased the contract of catcher Shawn Zarraga from Oklahoma City.
Class-A: Left-handed pitcher Luis De Paula assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes; Los Angeles sent outfielder Andre Ethier on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga; right-handed pitcherJose Santos assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden; Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Imani Abdullah on the 7-day disabled list; Great Lakes activated left-handed pitcher Victor Gonzalez from the 7-day disabled list.
4:35 p.m. PT - Great Lakes (Yadier Alvarez) at South Bend (Cubs) (Jose Paulino)
5:05 p.m. - Colorado Springs (Josh Hader) at Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart)
5:05 p.m. - Arkansas (Alex Klonowski) at Tulsa (Seth Frankoff)
5:30 p.m. - Grand Junction (Riley Pint) at Ogden (Rob McDonnell)
7:00 p.m. - AZL Brewers at AZL Dodgers
7:05 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Felipe Gonzalez) at Inland Empire (Angels) (Garrett Nuss)