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Rich Hill throws five no-hit innings in rehab start

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Rich Hill threw five hitless innings against San Jose Wednesday night.
Steve Saenz - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Rich Hill took a step closer to returning to the Dodger rotation in an abbreviated night on the farm.

Player of the day

Hill threw five shutout innings in what could be his final rehab start for Rancho Cucamonga. While he walked three, Hill needed just 68 pitches to get through his planned five innings of work. Though the Quakes couldn’t follow through on Hill’s no-hit bid, he still earned the win for his efforts Wednesday night.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City was off on Wednesday and return home to start a series with the Fresno Grizzlies (Astros) on Thursday.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were also off Wednesday, and will start a road series with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) on Thursday.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes were buoyed by Hill’s five no hit innings to build a comfortable lead on the San Jose Giants, winning 8-2. Yadier Alvarez threw the final four innings, allowing two runs on five hits but earning his first save. Alvarez struck out three and walked two.

The Quakes rapped out twelve hits against the Giants, with DJ Peters and Omar Estevez both leading the way with three hits in four at bats apiece. Will Smith went hitless, but walked three times and stole his sixth base of the season.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons squeezed in five runs just before the rain came to break a three-three tie, winning 8-3 over the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks) in a shortened seven inning game. Dustin May was solid over four and a third innings, allowing three runs while striking out five. Miguel Urena earned the win with two scoreless innings before the game was washed out in the eighth inning.

Oneil Cruz hit his second home run of the season as part of a two for four night, scoring three runs. Keibert Ruiz also led the offense with three hits in four at bats, upping his season average to .286.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles called up a pair of outfielders Wednesday, with Scott Van Slyke and Brett Eibner heading to Los Angeles. The Dodgers also option RHP Josh Ravin to Oklahoma City.

Double-A: Walker Buehler was officially added to the Tulsa roster ahead of his Double A debut Friday night.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga swapped out right handed relievers, sending Dustin Moeseley to Extended Spring while adding Chris Powell from Tulsa.

Wednesday scores

Rancho Cucamonga 8, San Jose 2

Great Lakes 8, Kane County 3

Thursday schedule

4:30 p.m.: Great Lakes (Devin Smeltzer) at Clinton (Ljay Newsome)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Fabio Castillo) vs. Fresno (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Josh Sborz) at Northwest Arkansas (Zach Lovvorn)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) at San Jose (Mike Connolly)