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Dennis Santana goes 8 strong, Gavin Lux has 3 hits

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Gavin Lux went three for four with a triple for Great Lakes
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The organization took five of the seven games on the farm Wednesday, highlighted by some late heroics in Rancho Cucamonga.

Player of the day

He didn’t earn the win for his efforts, but Dennis Santana’s break out season continues to roll on after eight stellar innings for Rancho Cucamonga Wednesday. Santana struck out six and allowed just two runs, needing only 94 pitches to work eight innings deep while keeping the San Jose Giants pinned down with a 10-4 ground out-air out ratio.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were off Wednesday for the playing of the Triple A All Star Game. Oklahoma City returns to action tonight at home against the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins). Justin Masterson is scheduled to start for the Dodgers.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers could not hold an early three run lead, falling to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 7-4. Chris Rearick allowed three runs in just two and a third innings of work to start the game. Andrew Thurman took the loss after allowing two runs in relief, walking four in just two and a third innings.

Tim Locastro and Quincy Latimore provided all of the offense in the third inning, with each hitting a two run home run in the frame. Erick Mejia led the offense with two hits and a walk in three at bats, while also stealing his twelfth base of the season.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes twice needed late inning heroics to defeat the San Jose Giants 5-4 in eleven innings. Ibandel Isabel homered in the tenth to erase a two run gap created in the top half of the inning, while Johan Mieses drove in Luke Raley for the winning run with a single in the eleventh. Omar Estevez led the offense with a pair of hits in three at bats.

Santana held the Giants offense in check for eight innings, before turning the game to Michael Boyle. Boyle allowed the two runs to score in the tenth, but Andrew Istler slammed the door in the eleventh to earn the win.

Class-A Great Lakes

Despite ten hits, the Great Lakes Loons could only muster two runs in falling to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) 7-2. Gavin Lux had three hits in four at bats, including a triple and a walk. Jared Walker homered in his only hit in three appearances.

Leo Crawford took the loss in allowing four runs in six and a third innings. Crawford struck out six but walked three and gave up five hits. Angel German also allowed three runs (one earned) in just two thirds of an inning in relief.

Rookie Ogden

The Raptors clubbed out five home runs to defeat the Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks) 11-2. Luis Paz and Connor Heady each led the way with a pair of home runs, with Gersel Pitre adding the fifth. Starling Heredia had three hits in four at bats, upping his average to .519 with Ogden.

The Raptors’ bullpen held the Osprey scoreless with four and a third innings of solid work. James Carter led the way in earning the win with two and a third innings, striking out a pair.

Rookie Arizona League Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers received a boost from a rehabbing Mitchell White to defeat the Diamondbacks 7-2. White went two innings, allowing one unearned run while striking out three. Wills Montgomerie stood out in relief by striking out the side in the ninth inning, and he now has struck out the side in two of his three appearances.

Preston Grand Pre went two for three with a double, triple and stolen base from the nine hole. Alvaro cRubi added a pair of doubles in three at bats, while Jair Camargo also went two for five.

Dominican League DSL Dodgers

The DSL Dodgers One defeated the DSL Braves 10-3. Marco Hernandez went three for four with his second home run of the season.

The DSL Dodgers Two defeated the DSL Astros Orange 4-2. Aldry Acosta struck out five in five innings, allowing just one run.

Transactions

Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed 1B Ike Davis on the disabled list, while adding OF Todd Cunningham to the team.

Double-A: OF Darien Tubbs was promoted from Great Lakes to take the roster spot of OF Jacob Scavuzzo, who was sent to the disabled list. The Drillers also sent 1B Mike Ahmed to the AZL Dodgers to begin a rehab assignment.

Class-A: Great Lakes activated OF Saige Jenco to take Tubbs’ spot on the roster.

Wednesday scores

Northwest Arkansas 7, Tulsa 4

Rancho Cucamonga 5, San Jose 4 in 11 innings

Wisconsin 7, Great Lakes 2

Ogden 11, Missoula 2

AZL Dodgers 7, AZL Diamondbacks 2

DSL Royals 3, DSL Dodgers One 2

DSL Dodgers Two 4, DSL Astros Orange 2

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Imani Abdullah) vs. Wisconsin (Zack Brown)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) at Northwest Arkansas (Josh Staumont)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) vs. New Orleans (TBD)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Edwin Uceta) vs. Missoula (Brady Muller)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Adam Bray) vs. San Jose (Matt Krook)