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DJ Peters and Yusniel Diaz homer to drive Quakes to 6-4 win

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O’Koyea Dickson ties for PCL lead with his 15th home run

DJ Peters
Steve Saenz - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The four Dodger full-season minor league teams split their games. Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga were winners on Saturday. Tulsa and Great Lakes took losses.

Player of the day

DJ Peters went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI. His three hits included a double and a two-run homer.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers shutout the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) 4-0 in a rain-shortened game at Oklahoma City. The Dodgers had scored two runs and had the bases-loaded with one out when the game was delayed due to rain. Ultimately the rain won out and the game was called in the sixth.

The Dodgers initially took the lead in the third inning when O’Koyea Dickson hit his 15th home run, a two-run shot, to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.

In the sixth, Dickson doubled and Scott Van Slyke doubled in him in. With one out, Mike Freeman singled in Van Slyke. After that, a pitching change, a walk and single, loaded the bases and at that point, the game was put on hold.

Fabio Castillo started for the Dodgers and pitched four innings, he allowed a hit and struck out three. Justin Marks followed and he got the win for pitching two innings, giving up a hit and striking out three.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers could not make it three late comebacks in a row, losing 5-3 to Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros). Walker Buehler took the loss, he pitched five innings, gave up two solo home runs, walked two and struck out three.

Johan Mieses hit his 9th home run and Tim Locastro went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes went ahead early, fell behind briefly and then went on to win 6-4 over Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks). Michael Boyle pitched three scoreless innings in relief to get the win and Parker Curry got his second save.

Yusniel Diaz started the scoring with a solo home run in the second. Later Zach McKinstry got one his three hits and that scored Omar Estevez to make it 2-0.

Back-to-back doubles by DJ Peters and Diaz gave the Quakes a 3-0 lead. However a pair of two-run innings by the Rawhide put the Quakes behind.

The lead was short-lived, DJ Peters hit a two-run homer in the fifth and the Quakes retook the lead for good. Peters would single in another run in the sixth to end the scoring.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were shutout 6-0 by Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays). Jordan Sheffield pitched four innings, gave up four hits, four runs, walked two and struck out four.

The Hot Rods pitching dominated the Loons, they struck out 18 Loons while walking just two. Brook Burke struck out a season-high ten in six innings but then the two relievers combined to get eight of their final nine outs by strikeout.

Transactions

There were no transactions reported on Saturday.

Saturday Scores

Oklahoma City 4, Colorado Springs 0 (6)

Corpus Christi 5, Tulsa 3

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Visalia 4

Bowling Green 6, Great Lakes 0

Sunday schedule

11:05 a.m. PT: Tulsa (Isaac Anderson) vs. Corpus Christi (Alex Winkelman)

11:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (Dustin May) vs. Bowling Green (TBD)

12:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) vs. Colorado Springs (Josh Hader)

5:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Adam Bray) vs. Modesto Nuts [Mariners] (Anthony Misiewicz)