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D.J. Peters hits key home run in Quakes 11-4 win

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Home runs by Peters and Franklin Gutierrez help the Quakes end of two-game losing streak

D.J. Peters
D.J. Peters
Steve Saenz - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Oklahoma City and Tulsa were rained out on Saturday. Great Lakes was shutout twice while Rancho Cucamonga continued to hit home runs in Lancaster, this time coming out with the win.

Player of the day

2016 4th Round Pick outfielder D.J. Peters has gotten off to a nice start in 2017. Peters is hitting .313/.423/.550 with 17 runs scored and 15 RBI. On Saturday, Peters hit his fourth home run and drove in three.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Saturday’s game between the Oklahoma City Dodgers and Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) was postponed due to rain, a doubleheader is scheduled for today.

Double-A Tulsa

Saturday’s game between the Tulsa Drillers and NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals) was also postponed on Saturday due to rain, that game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 15th at Tulsa.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes continued to hit the ball well in Lancaster and on Saturday night, htey beat the JetHawks (Rockies) 11-4. Pounding out 14 hits, including four doubles and three home runs, the Quakes took the lead for good when D.J. Peters hit a three-run homer in the fifth.

Rehabbing outfielder Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run homer in the first inning and designated hitter Luke Raley hit a solo shot in the second inning.

Zach McKinstry had three hits, Raley also had three hits. Along with his home run, Peters doubled and scored in the seventh.

Chris Mathewson won his first game of the season, Mathewson pitched three innings and gave up a run, two hits and struck out three.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were shutout twice by the Dayton Dragons (Reds) as they lost 9-0 and 5-0 in their doubleheader on Saturday. Leo Crawford and Dustin May each took a loss.

Crawford pitched 2⅔ innings and gave up eight runs, six hits, three walks and struck out one. May pitched four innings and gave up two runs, four hits, one walk and struck out five.

The less said about the Loons offense, the better. The combined totals from both Saturday’s games was five singles, two walks and 19 strikeouts.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Fields to Oklahoma City; right-handed pitcher Parker Curry assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Oklahoma City.

Class-A: Los Angeles sent outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga; right-handed pitcher Chris Mathewson assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Extended Spring Training; Great Lakes released left-handed pitcher Luis De Paula; right-handed pitcher Angel German assigned to Great Lakes from Arizona Dodgers.

Saturday scores

Rancho Cucamonga 11, Lancaster 4

Dayton 9, Great Lakes 0

Dayton 5, Great Lakes 0

Sunday schedule

11:00 a.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Dayton (TBD)

11:05 a.m.: Tulsa (Scott Barlow) vs. NW Arkansas (Matt Tenuta)

12:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) & (Jair Jurrjens) at Omaha (Josh Staumont) & (TBD)

2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dennis Santana) at Lancaster (Carlos Polanco )