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Carlos Rincon hits his 8th home run in Loons win

Rincon hits an inside-the-park home run and drives in 3

Carlos Rincon
Photo credit: Tomo San | LA Dodgers

Three out of four Dodger minor league affiliates won on Saturday. Oklahoma City scored late to break a tie, Tulsa tossed a shutout and Great Lakes scored late to come back and win going away. Rancho Cucamonga was unable to comeback and took the only loss of the day.

Player of the day

Carlos Rincon was 2-for-5 and hit his league-leading eighth home run. This home run was special since it was an inside-the-park home run. Rincon continues to show extra-base power with his strikeout rate being one thing to watch.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers scored four runs in the eighth to break a tie and went on to beat the Round Rock Express (Rangers) 5-1. An error by Jurickson Profar allowed the tie-breaking run. That was followed by a run-scoring single by O’Koyea Dickson and then, Willie Calhoun capped the scoring with a two-run homer.

Justin Masterson started for the Dodgers and pitched 5⅔ scoreless innings, allowing six hits, two walks and struck out six.

Drew Maggi also homered, his first to give the Dodgers an early lead.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers shutout the Springfield Cardinals 6-0 behind solid pitching and a pair of three-run innings. Scott Barlow pitched six innings and he allowed no runs, one hit, walked three and had nine strikeouts.

Kyle Garlick hit his seventh home run and went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Michael Ahmed went 3-for-4 with a double.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes were beaten 13-4 in a rain-shortened game against the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). The game was called in the top of the eighth but the Quakes might have been out of it by the end of the fourth inning when they trailed 11-0.

Dean Kremer 3⅓ innings and gave up ten runs (seven earned), eight hits and two walks. Adam Bray followed with four innings and he gave up three runs (two earned), five hits and a walk.

D.J. Peters and Luke Raley each had two hits. Erick Mejia hit his first home run of the season. The Quakes missed chances going 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons trailed the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals) going into the seventh but then they scored three in the seventh and two runs in the eighth to win the game 8-4. Devin Smeltzer started and went 4⅓ innings, giving up four runs, five hits, one walk and struck out 10.

Brendon Davis and Carlos Rincon paced the offense, Davis went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. As noted above, Rincon hit his eighth home run and this one was an inside-the-park homer.


Triple-A: Los Angeles sent right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City; left-handed pitcher Jeremy Bleich assigned to Oklahoma City from Extended Spring Training; right-handed pitcher Madison Younginer assigned to Oklahoma City from Extended Spring Training; right-handed pitcher Layne Somsen assigned to Extended Spring Training from Oklahoma City; right-handed pitcher Tim Shibuya assigned to Extended Spring Training from Oklahoma City.

Double-A: Outfielder Tyler Holt assigned to Tulsa from Extended Spring Training; right-handed pitcher Joshua Sborz assigned to Extended Spring Training from Tulsa.

Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Ryan Moseley assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Extended Spring Training; right-handed pitcher Lenix Osuna assigned to Extended Spring Training from Rancho Cucamonga.

Saturday scores

Oklahoma City 5, Round Rock 1

Tulsa 6, Springfield 0

Inland Empire 13, Rancho Cucamonga 4

Great Lakes 8, Peoria 4

Sunday schedule

11:05 a.m.: Oklahoma City (Jair Jurrjens) at Round Rock Express (TBD)

11:05 a.m.: Tulsa (Isaac Anderson) vs. Springfield Cardinals (Austin Gomber)

11:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (A.J. Alexy) vs. Peoria Chiefs (Bryan Dobzanski)

2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Yadier Alvarez) vs. Inland Empire (Austin Robichaux)