Three Dodger affiliates won and three lost on Sunday, the winners were Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden while sky did shine as bright on Oklahoma City, Great Lakes and the AZL Dodgers.
Player of the day
Rancho Cucamonga infielder Drew Jackson went 4-for-6 with three doubles, the last double drove in the eventual winning run in the top of the eleventh.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers fell behind early and went to lose 5-3 to the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners). Scott Barlow gave up all five runs in 4⅔ innings pitched, though only two of those runs were earned. Barlow also walked five and struck out four.
For the two main prospects on the Dodgers, Willie Calhoun was 1-for-2 with two walks and Alex Verdugo was 0-for-4.
Edwin Rios hit a two-run home run and Max Muncy chipped in with a solo shot but that was not enough to win.
The Drillers scored the final seven runs and beat the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) 7-3 on Sunday. The Drillers had two players Jacob Scavuzzo and Erick Mejia, who each hit two home runs in the game. Garrett Kennedy also homered for the Drillers.
Dennis Santana started for the Drillers and he went six innings and gave up three runs. However, Santana did walk six while striking out three.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes went to extra innings to defeat the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 9-8 and take three of four games on the road. As noted above, Drew Jackson hit his third double of the game in the eleventh inning and that drove in the winning run.
Devin Smeltzer started for the Quakes and he gave up six runs (five earned) in six innings pitched. Smeltzer also gave up 11 hits and one walk. He did have seven strikeouts.
Garrett Hope had three hits and home run, DJ Peters also homered for the Quakes.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons gave up the first seven runs in this game and that proved too much as the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) won 7-5 over the Loons. Dustin May, like his fellow high-school draftee, A.J. Alexy, had rough outing in his most recent start.
May pitched 3⅔ innings and gave up seven runs and eight hits.
The two first round (first player picked by the Dodgers) players were at the top of the lineup, Gavin Lux and Jeren Kendall, put up the offense on Sunday.
Lux was 3-for-4 with a solo home run, while Kendall was 2-for-5 and he hit his first Midwest League home run.
The Raptors won a close 7-6 game over the Grand Junction Rockies. Tied 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Raptors had Gersel Pitre do everything he could to get the go-ahead run.
Pitre singled with one out, he then stole second base. Just after he stole second, Brock Carpenter singled home Pitre.
Matt Jones entered the game with an opportunity to pick up his first save. With one out, Jones gave up a base hit but then the pitcher’s best friend, the Raptors turned a 6-4-3 double play to end the game with the Raptors winning.
The AZL Dodgers dropped a 5-2 game to the AZL White Sox.
After James Marinan pitched his 1⅓ innings where he gave up no runs and three hits, right-handed pitcher Alfredo Tavarez entered the game for the White Sox and he gave four runs and four hits in four innings to take the loss.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Scott Barlow from the temporarily inactive list.
Double-A: Tulsa activated outfielder Kyle Garlick from 7-day disabled list
Class-A: Outfielder Darien Tubbs assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Tulsa; Rancho Cucamonga placed outfielder Luke Raley on the 7-day disabled list.
Rookie: Los Angeles sent utility player Rob Segedin to AZL Dodgers to begin a rehab assignment; AZL Dodgers placed infielder Preston Grand Pre on the 60-day disabled list.
Rancho Cucamonga 9, Inland Empire 8 (11)
AZL White Sox 5, AZL Dodgers 2
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing (Yennsy Diaz )
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Walker Buehler) vs. Tacoma Rainiers (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Josh Sborz) vs. Arkansas (Zac Gallen)
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Thurman) vs Modesto Nuts [Mariners] (Nathan Bannister)