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Joshua Sborz pitches five scoreless innings in Tulsa win

Sborz, Dennis Santana and Dustin May all with solid starts on Friday

Josh Sborz pitched five scoreless innings on Friday night.
Photo credit: Matthew Christensen | Tulsa Drillers

Dodger minor league teams split their four games on Friday, Oklahoma City was on the wrong side of a blowout and Great Lakes gave up two runs in the ninth to lose their game. Tulsa couldn’t hold on to their lead but won in extra-innings and Rancho Cucamonga ended their five-game losing streak.

Player of the day

Joshua Sborz had given up a total of 15 runs (12 earned) in his first two starts for the Drillers. In his last two starts, Sborz gave up no runs. On Friday, Sborz pitched five scoreless innings, allowing a hit, two walks and striking out two.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers trailed early, at one point by twelve runs, finally losing to Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) 15-3 on Friday. Tim Shibuya gave up 13 runs on 14 hits in 2⅔ innings. Infielder Drew Maggi pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

Trayce Thompson had a season high three hits including a triple. Willie Calhoun hit his third home run of the season.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers could not hold on to their lead and had to go to extra-innings to win 5-4 over the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). Wynston Sawyer hit a sacrifice fly in the eleventh inning to score the winning run.

Kyle Garlick hit a two-run homer and was 2-for-5. Sawyer and Jose Miguel Fernandez each had two hits. But the Drillers also struck out 15 times.

Michael Johnson pitched 1⅔ innings to get the win and Ralston Cash picked up his first save.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes ended their five-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). Dennis Santana won his second game, he went five innings, allowing a run, four hits, two walks and striking out three.

Shea Spitzbarth earned his sixth save with a scoreless inning in the ninth.

The Quakes had two three-run innings, Ibandel Isabel drove in two runs and hit his ninth home run of the season. Luke Raley was 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals) broke a 2-2 tie in the ninth by scoring two runs and went on to beat the Loons 4-2. The Chiefs trailed early but scored four unanswered runs to win the game.

Loons right-handed pitcher Dustin May pitched five strong innings, gave up a run, three hits, walked one and struck out five.

The Loons had two players who had four hits apiece, Keibert Ruiz and Luis Paz. But their top six spots in the lineup went 2-for-26 with a walk and 11 strikeouts.


Triple-A: Right-handed pitcher Tim Shibuya assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa; Oklahoma City placed infielder Ike Davis on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 4, 2017.

Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Adam Bray assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Oklahoma City; right-handed pitcher Carlos Felix assigned to Extended Spring Training from Rancho Cucamonga. Right-handed pitcher Miguel Urena assigned to Extended Spring Training from Great Lakes; infielder Moises Perez assigned to Extended Spring Training from Great Lakes; Great Lakes activated left-handed pitcher Christian Stolo from the 7-day disabled list.

Friday scores

Colorado Springs 15, Oklahoma City 3

Tulsa 5, Arkansas 4 (11)

Rancho Cucamonga 7, Inland Empire 4

Peoria 4, Great Lakes 2

Saturday schedule

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Devin Smeltzer) vs. Peoria Chiefs (Steven Farinaro)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) at Round Rock Express [Rangers] (Dillon Gee)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Scott Barlow) vs. Springfield Cardinals (Sandy Alcantara)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dean Kremer) vs. Inland Empire (Jesus Castillo)