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Drew Jackson goes 3-for-4 in Quakes win

Adam Bray wins his fourth game, Zach McKinstry hits his third home run

Drew Jackson
Steve Saenz / Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

All the teams were back in action on Thursday. Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and AZL Dodgers were the only winners as some pitchers had some very short outings.

Player of the day

Drew Jackson had three hits including a double on Thursday night at Rancho Cucamonga. Jackson has split time at second base and shortstop since his arrival. In July, Jackson is hitting .298/.389/.404 in 52 plate appearances.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers tied the game with three runs in eighth only to see the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) break the 4-4 tie and score three runs in the ninth to win 7-4. Joe Broussard took the loss as he allowed the three runs in one inning pitched.

Initially, Justin Masterson had been on the hook for the loss as he gave up four runs in 3⅔ innings pitched.

The Dodgers three-run rally in the eighth saw Charlie Culberson double home two runs and then he scored on a Jack Murphy sacrifice fly.

Culberson had three hits, new arrival Todd Cunningham had two hits. Willie Calhoun entered the game in the seventh and he was 2-for-2 with a double.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers held on to beat NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 5-4 on Thursday. Andrew Sopko pitched seven innings and picked up the win.

Errol Robinson had three hits and scored a run, Matt Beaty, Jose Miguel Fernandez and Erick Mejia each had two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes rallied back to win 8-5 over the San Jose Giants. Adam Bray got the win and Dean Kremer pitched two scoreless innings to get his second save.

The Quakes put together the game-winning rally when they scored four runs in the fifth. Drew Jackson led off with a double and after Luke Raley walked, DJ Peters singled home Jackson.

Keibert Ruiz drew a walk to load the bases, Omar Estevez followed with a run-scoring walk. That was followed with a wild pitch to score a run. An out later, Brandon Montgomery would end the scoring with a sacrifice fly that scored Ruiz.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were shut down at the plate as they lost 9-1 to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers). The Loons were held to two hits and one run and they struck out nine times.

Imani Abdullah only got two outs in the first as he threw 28 pitches before leaving the game. Despite the short outing, the Loons trailed the Rattlers 2-1 after the first inning.

However, the Loons failed to mount any offense and the Rattlers continued to score with two three-run innings, one in the third inning and the other in the eighth, that led to their nine runs.

Rookie-Level Ogden

The Raptors fell behind by six runs early and the could not catch Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks) who went on to win 8-5 over the Raptors. Edwin Uceta started and he got one out while allowing six runs on five hits.

Tyler Adkison had two doubles and two RBI for the Raptors.

Rookie-Level AZL

The AZL Dodgers won 3-1 over AZL Reds. Melvin Jiminez got the win, he pitched three innings and gave up a solo home run, two walks and struck out four.

Michael Ahmed, who made the AZL his first stop on his rehab schedule, homered and walked on Thursday.


Triple-A: Catcher Jack Murphy assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Double-A: Tulsa placed catcher Will Smith on the 7-day disabled list; catcher Brant Whiting assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City; catcher Garrett Kennedy assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Yadier Alvarez from the temporarily inactive list; catcher Garrett Hope assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Q from Great Lakes; Rancho Cucamonga placed right-handed pitcher Isaac Anderson on the 7-day disabled list. Catcher Ramon Rodriguez assigned to Great Lakes from AZL Dodgers.

Rookie-Level: First baseman Erick Meza assigned to AZL Dodgers from Ogden.

Thursday’s Scores

New Orleans 7, Oklahoma City 4

Tulsa 5, NW Arkansas 4

Rancho Cucamonga 8, San Jose 5

Wisconsin 9, Great Lakes 1

Missoula 8, Ogden 5

AZL Dodgers 3, AZL Reds 1

DSL Red Sox 11, DSL Dodgers1 3

DSL Indians 8, DSL Dodgers2 3

Friday’s Schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (A.J. Alexy) vs. Wisconsin (Josh Pennington]

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Scott Barlow) vs. New Orleans (Keyvius Sampson)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Josh Sborz) at NW Arkansas (Emilio Ogando)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Gregorio Sequera) vs. Missoula (Tyler Vail)

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

7:10 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Devin Smeltzer) vs. San Jose (Jake McCasland)