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Wilmer Font pitches six strong innings, wins 4-2

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Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden also win on Sunday

Wilmer Font
Photo credit: OKC Dodgers

Four of the five Dodger affiliates that played on Sunday won with only Great Lakes taking a defeat.

Player of the day

Wilmer Font pitched his best game in a month, striking out eight in six innings pitched.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) had won the first three games of their series against the Dodgers but on Sunday, Wilmer Font held them down and the Dodgers won 4-2.

Font made his first start since the Triple-A All Star game and he pitched his best game in a month. Font pitched six innings, gave up a run, three hits and struck out eight.

Edwin Rios got the big hit, a two-run homer and Kyle Farmer also had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers pounded out 17 hits and scored eight runs in the fourth on their way to a 11-7 win over the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). Jose Miguel Fernandez had three hits, including a home run, Fernandez scored twice and drove in three runs.

Six Drillers had two hits apiece, Tim Locastro, Errol Robinson, Henry Ramos, Peter O’Brien, Erick Mejia and Blake Gailen all had two hits.

Eddie Gamboa only pitched five innings but he did pick up his first win this season for the Drillers.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes got solid pitching from Caleb Ferguson and had three home runs in their 9-1 win over the Stockton Ports (Athletics). Ferguson pitched six innings, gave a run on two hits and a walk. Ferguson also struck out nine.

Dean Kremer pitched three scoreless innings for the save.

Luke Raley, Ibandel Israel and Drew Jackson each had home runs.

Keibert Ruiz was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 7-1 to the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), Dustin May gave up four runs in six innings pitched. May also gave up seven hits, a walk and struck out seven.

The Loons only had three hits, including Mitch Hansen’s fifth home run of the season that accounted for the Loons only run.

Rookie-Level Ogden

The Raptors scored four runs in the second inning and went on the beat theHelena Brewers 7-4.

Starling Heredia, Romer Cuadrado, and Brayan Morales each had two hits in the win.

Rookie-Level AZL

AZL Dodgers were not scheduled to play on Sunday.

Transactions

Triple-A: Right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Double-A: Right-handed pitcher David Hale assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga placed right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 15, 2017; left-handed pitcher Jason Richman assigned to Rancho Cucamonga. Great Lakes released right-handed pitchers Gavin Pittore and Kam Uter.

Sunday’s Scores

Oklahoma City 4, New Orleans 2

Tulsa 11, Arkansas 7

Rancho Cucamonga 9, Stockton 1

Beloit 7, Great Lakes 1

Ogden 7, Helena 4

Monday’s Schedule

11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Beloit (TBD]

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Fabio Castillo) vs. Memphis Redbirds [Cardinals] (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Arkansas (Dylan Unsworth)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Adalberto Pena) vs. Helena (Nelson Hernandez)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Angels

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dennis Santana) vs. Stockton (TBD)