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Edwin Rios hits first home run in Drillers win

Tulsa wins second straight in 8-4 win over Frisco

Edwin Rios
Edwin Rios
Photo credit: Craig Minami | True Blue LA

Oklahoma City won their first game of the season while Great Lakes remain winless. Rancho Cucamonga loses another tough game while Tulsa won their second straight game.

Player of the day

Edwin Rios had one hit in each of the first three games of the season and then on Sunday, he went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City scored four runs in the first and never looked back as they won their first game of the season by a 12-1 score over Iowa (Cubs). Jair Jurrjens got the win as he pitched six solid innings. He gave up one run and three hits while striking out three.

That effort was more than enough because the Dodger bats were hitting the ball all over the park. The Dodgers had 19 hits which included four doubles and three home runs.

O`Koyea Dickson continued his hot start of the season as he went 4-for-5 with his third home run and a double. Brett Eibner was 4-for-4 with his second home run while Rob Segedin hit his first home run of the season.

Willie Calhoun had three hits including a double and Cody Bellinger chipped in with his third double of the season.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers took the first game of their series as they doubled up 8-4 over the RoughRiders (Rangers). Colt Hynes allowed two runs in five innings despite giving up 11 hits but that was enough for him to get the win.

Edwin Rios had three hits including his first home run, Tim Locastro, Jose Miguel Fernandez, Matt Beaty and Mike Ahmed each had two hits. Johan Mieses hit his first home run, a three-run shot in the fifth inning.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes were unable to score runs again on Sunday and the Stockton Ports (Athletics) took advantage as they walked off with a 2-1 win. Seth Brown singled in pinch-runner Skye Bolt from first with no outs in the ninth. Brown also homered to score the Ports other run.

Dean Kremer pitched well in his first start, going 3⅓ scoreless innings and giving up two hits and a walk, he also struck out five. Kevin Brown pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

DJ Peters and Ibandel Isabel each had two hits, Drew Jackson doubled in the tying run in the seventh.

Class-A Great Lakes

Stop if you have read this before, the Loons lost a 10-9 slugfest as the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) swept both of the home and away two-game series. This time, the Loons did take a one-run lead into the bottom of the eighth but the Lugnuts pushed across two runs for the win.

Carlos Rincon hit his second home run of the season, a three-run shot that gave the Loons their brief lead.

Cody Thomas went 3-for-5 with his first home run. Brendon Davis and Steve Berman each had two hits.


Great Lakes: Right-handed pitcher Kam Uter assigned to Great Lakes from AZL Dodgers; placed first baseman Gersel Pitre on the 7-day disabled list.

Sunday scores

Oklahoma City 12, Iowa 1

Tulsa 8, Frisco 4

Stockton 2, Rancho Cucamonga 1

Lansing 10, Great Lakes 9

Monday schedule

9:05 a.m. - Oklahoma City (Julio Urias) vs. Iowa (Ryan Williams)

3:30 p.m. - Great Lakes (A.J. Alexy) at Lake County (Indians) (Juan Hillman)

5:05 p.m. - Tulsa (Ivan Vieitez) at Frisco (Collin Wiles)

7:05 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Walker Buehler) at Inland Empire (Angels) (Jake Jewell)