Tulsa gets a big win while Great Lakes loses a tough game. Ogden loses but still leads their division. And Oklahoma City loses but they won't play a game that matters until the playoffs start.
Player of the day
Tulsa first baseman Cody Bellinger went 4-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI. The 21-year old Bellinger has an .848 OPS, that is third in the Texas League.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers lost 11-4 to the Redbirds (Cardinals) on the day after they clinched their division. For seven innings, the game was a low scoring affair and after O'Koyea Dickson hit the first of his two solo home runs, the game was tied 3-3.
However, Josh Fields gave up two runs in the eighth inning and Memphis put up six more runs in the ninth to blow the game open.
Dickson hit his second home run in the ninth to produce the final score.
Alfredo Figaro started for the Dodgers and pitched six innings and gave up three runs.
The Drillers got good pitching and Cody Bellinger provided the offense to beat the Cardinals 7-3. The win moved Tulsa to third (out of four teams) and 1½ games behind division leader Arkansas.
Chase De Jong won his fourteenth game of the season pitching six scoreless innings. De Jong gave up four hits, two walks and struck out eight. Then Daniel Corcino pitched a scoreless inning.
Yaisel Sierra pitched a scoreless eighth inning but then gave up three runs in the ninth.
Besides Player of the day, Cody Bellinger's big day, Tim Locastro was 2-for-5 with a home run.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes have Monday off.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons have gotten a lot of good pitching recently and they got some more on Monday but the Loons could not come up with any key hits which led to their 2-1 loss to the Cubs. Caleb Ferguson started for the Loons and pitched five innings, gave up a run, two hits, one walk and struck out eight.
Dean Kremer pitched three scoreless innings and struck out three. Tony Gonsolin came in to pitch the ninth and he gave up two singles, a sacrifice bunt and then the winning hit.
The Loons were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Luke Raley and Brendon Davis each had two hits.
Great Lakes lead for the final playoff spot was lowered to 2½ games.
Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors scored seven runs and was trailing by a run after five but then the Chukars (Royals) burst out to score ten unanswered runs to win 18-7 over the Raptors.
The less said about the pitching for both sides, the better. Not only did the game see 25 runs score, there were 36 hits between the two teams. And maybe the most amazing thing, neither team hit a home run.
Jordan Paroubeck had three hits, DJ Peters, Brandon Montgomery, Luis Paz, and Errol Robinson each had two hits.
The Raptors maintained their ½ game lead as the Grand Junction Rockies also lost.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Trevor Oaks on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 28, 2016; Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Gus Schlosser from the 7-day disabled list.
Double-A: Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart to Tulsa.
Rookie: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda from AZL Dodgers.
5:05 p.m. PT - Memphis (Jeremy Hefner) at Oklahoma City (Roy Merritt)
5:05 p.m. - Tulsa (Isaac Anderson) at NW Arkansas (Royals) (TBD)
6:15 p.m. - Ogden (TBD) at Idaho Falls (Matt Portland)
6:35 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Tim Shibuya) at Lancaster (Astros) (TBD)