Tulsa and Great Lakes won while Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga tried to catch up, but couldn’t.
Player of the day
Matt Beaty went 3-for-5 and his fourth home run of the season provided the Drillers with the win. Beaty, a 2015 draftee, spent all of 2016 at Rancho Cucamonga. He’s been playing first base for the Drillers this season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers dropped their third of four games against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) with a 3-1 defeat on Sunday. Oklahoma City had the tying runs on base with two out in the ninth but Willie Calhoun grounded out to end the game.
Justin Masterson started and pitched 6⅓ innings, giving up four hits, one run, two walks and struck out four. Luis Avilan started his rehab assignment and he pitched an inning and allowed a hit, two runs, one walk and struck out two.
Not much was happening at the plate for the Dodgers; they had five singles and went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
The Drillers had a couple of late comebacks in the last few days and they had one more up their sleeve as they hit two home runs in the ninth to walkoff with 10-9 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros). Edwin Rios tied the game with a two-run homer and then with two outs, Matt Beaty hit a walkoff homer to win the game.
Both starting pitchers ended up with nothing to do with the game which is just as well. Tulsa’s Isaac Anderson gave up seven runs and seven hits in four innings. His opposition Alex Winkelman, who had pitched very well this year, gave up six runs and seven hits in five innings of work.
Karch Kowalczyk pitched 1⅔ innings to get the win.
But on a day like this, it was the guys at the plate who were the stars. The aforementioned Beaty went 3-for-5 with three RBI, Tim Locastro was 2-for-4 with three runs scored, a home run and three RBI. Quincy Latimore had two hits, scored two runs and had two RBI. And Erick Mejia had two hits and scored three times.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes fell behind, tied the game and then eventually lost to the Modesto Nuts (Mariners) 6-4 on Sunday at LoanMart Field.
Quakes starter Adam Bray took all of the attack, giving up seven hits and six runs in 3⅓ innings. The Quakes bullpen picked up Bray but it was too late.
Yusniel Diaz did get his fourth home run of the season as he went 3-for-4 in this game.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons had one of those great days and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) were the unfortunate other team as the Loons won 11-0 on Sunday. But with all that offense, the star of the game is Loon starting pitcher Dustin May.
May pitched seven scoreless innings, scattered five hits and struck out seven. May surpassed his season high six innings that he just reached in his last start.
However, there were also stars at the plate for the Loons. Errol Robinson was 4-for-4 with a double and triple, he scored two runs and drove in two. Oneil Cruz had four hits and two runs scored.
Cody Thomas had a big day with four hits including a double and his tenth home run. He scored twice and had four RBI.
Triple-A: Los Angeles sent left-handed pitcher Luis Avilan on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City.
Double-A: Tulsa placed right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler on the 7-day disabled list; outfielder Quincy Latimore was assigned to Tulsa.
Class-A: Great Lakes activated outfielder Carlos Rincon from the 7-day disabled list and placed outfielder Darien Tubbs on the 7-day disabled list.
Colorado Springs 3, Oklahoma 1
Great Lakes 11, Bowling Green 0
5:08 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Julio Urias) at Iowa Cubs (TBD)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Yadier Alvarez) vs. Modesto (Reggie McClain)