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Alex Verdugo’s hitting streak reaches 17 games in OKC win

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Tuesday’s recap includes a big scoring night for Ogden and another win for Oklahoma City.

Player of the day

Christian Santana continued his hot hitting going 3-for-4 with his fourth home run in a little over a week of games for the Raptors. Last Monday, Santana was named the Pioneer League’s first player of the week.

In the eight games he’s played, he’s scored 16 runs, has seven extra-base hits including the four home runs and has five walks.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers won 3-2 over the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) to extend their winning streak to six games. David Hale won his Oklahoma City debut game. Also, Alex Verdugo extended his hitting streak to a career best 17 games.

Trailing by run going to the 4th inning, with one out, O’Keyea Dickson singled and then, Wille Calhoun hit a two-run shot to give the Dodgers a good start.

David Hale contributed to his own cause in the 5th, when he completed his part of a squeeze play by bunting the ball to score Drew Maggi.

Double-A Tulsa

The Texas League played their All-Star Game on Tuesday at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas and the South All-Stars beat the North All-Stars 10-3.

Five Tulsa Drillers played for the North in the game, highlighted by third baseman Edwin Rios hitting a solo home run and Corey Copping pitching a scoreless inning.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes were beaten 7-5 by the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres), the loss ended the Quakes six-game winning streak. Adam Bray started and gave up six hits and four runs in five innings. Andrew Istler followed and he gave up three runs and four hits in his one inning of work.

The Quakes did make it a game at the end. Trailing by four runs in the ninth and after two out, Will Smith and Ibandel Isabel both singled. Brandon Montgomery then doubled both in to make it a two-run game.

However that was as close they came because Victor Roache came up as the tying run and he struck out to end the game.

Smith was 2-for-4 with a home run. Yusniel Diaz went 1-for-1 with two walks and a sacrifice fly.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost a tough 4-3 game to Lake County Captains (Indians) on Tuesday. Imani Abdullah made his second start of the season and his three innings, he allowed two hits and one run while striking out two.

Chris Mathewson pitched the other five innings, he gave up three runs and seven hits and he took the loss for the Loons.

Keibert Ruiz went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Gavin Lux hit a two-run homer, his second home run of the season.

Rookie-level Ogden

The Raptors scored five runs in the first and then seven runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 14-5 win over the Orem Owlz (Angels). Christian Santana continued to be Ogden’s hot hitter with three hits including a home run.

However, in this game, Santana was joined by Luis Paz. Paz had started the year with the Loons, in over 150 plate appearances, Paz hit .196/.248/.301.

On Tuesday, Paz hit a grand slam and a double, driving in five runs.

Rookie-level Arizona

The AZL Dodgers lost their first game of the season, as the AZL Giants defeated them by a 6-3 score. The Giants had 14 hits and also received three walks by Dodger pitchers

Ronny Brito had two hits including a triple, 2017 27th round pick, infielder Jeremy Arocho, had a 2-for-4 night with a double.

Transactions

Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated first baseman Ike Davis from the 7-day disabled list.

Class-A: Outfielder Brayan Morales assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden; Great Lakes placed outfielder Saige Jenco on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 24, 2017.

Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Pablo Fernandez assigned to AZL Dodgers from Rancho Cucamonga.

Tuesday’s Scores

Oklahoma City 3, Memphis 2

Texas League South All-Stars 10, Texas League North All-Stars 3

Lake Elsinore 7, Rancho Cucamonga 5

Lake County 4, Great Lakes 3

Ogden 14, Orem 5

AZL Giants 6, AZL Dodgers 3

DSL Red Sox 8, DSL Dodgers1 5

DSL Dodgers2 8, DSL Indians 2

Wednesday Schedule

8:00 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Lake County (Juan Hillman)

11:00 a.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) at Lake Elsinore (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Trevor Oaks) at Memphis (John Gant)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Gregorio Sequera) vs. Orem (Cristopher Molina)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Cubs