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Devin Smeltzer leads the way in Quakes 2-1 win

Smeltzer, Thurman and Istler combine to strikeout 15 and walk none

Devin Smeltzer
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Fourth of July saw every Dodger affiliate in action with wins for Oklahoma City, Rancho Cucamonga, AZL Dodgers and the Dodgers1 club in the Dominican Summer League.

Player of the day

Devin Smeltzer evened his record with the Quakes to 2-2 as he pitched six innings of one-run ball at San Jose. Smeltzer gave up four hits to go along with the one run while striking out eight.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers had to make a change on the fly but still had enough to defeat the Iowa Cubs 5-2 in front of 12,477 hometown fans. Last night’s attendance was the highest since 2008.

Just before the game started, scheduled Dodger starter Trevor Oaks was replaced by reliever Madison Younginer. The bullpen game resulted in four pitchers, Younginer, Edward Paredes, Josh Ravin and Jacob Rhame each doing their part in the win.

After the game, manager Bill Haselman did not get specific about the extent and location of Oaks’ injury except that it was in his midsection. They hope to know more later today.

Ike Davis was the game’s offensive star, he scored three runs and hit a double and a home run. Alex Verdugo was 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and two walks.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were defeated 9-2 by the Midland Rockhounds (Athletics). Four errors produced four unearned runs and combined with 13 left on base due to 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position, was more than enough to produce the loss.

Josh Sborz started and pitched 2⅓ innings. He gave up three hits, four runs (two earned), walked four and struck out one hitter.

Shea Spitzbarth followed and pitched 1⅔ innings and he gave up a run. Ralston Cash pitched next and he gave up four runs (two earned) in 1⅓ innings to finish Midland’s scoring.

The Drillers had 14 hits and they were led by Edwin Rios with a 4-for-5 game. Both Henry Ramos and Quincy Latimore had two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes took the lead early and held on to beat the San Jose Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night. Solid pitching by Devin Smeltzer, Andrew Thurman and Andrew Istler held the Giants to one run and were struck out 15 times.

Smeltzer won and is now 2-2 with the Quakes, Istler picked up his eighth save.

The Quakes scored when Will Smith doubled in the first run and later in that inning, a wild pitch scored DJ Peters with the second run of the game.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons gave up a run in the ninth which the South Bend Cubs the opportunity to walk-off in extra-innings which is what they did in their 5-4 win in 12 innings.

There wasn’t much drama in the ninth as the first Cubs batter, Luis Ayala, tripled. That was followed by a single against a drawn-in infield to tie the score.

In the twelfth inning, Ryan Moseley was beaten on his own error to win the one-run game.

Cristian Santana hit his first Midwest League home run and went 3-for-5 for the Loons.

Rookie-Level Ogden

Don’t be fooled by the final score as Raptors lost 7-4 to the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals). Ogden scored three runs in the ninth after trailing for much of the game.

Eighth round pick, third baseman Ryan Bannon was 3-for-4 on the Fourth of July, he hit his third home run of the young season.

The Raptors went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Rookie-Level AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers celebrated the Fourth with a 9-4 win over the AZL White Sox.

Jair Camaco, a catcher from Colombia, had three hits, Marcus Chiu and Pascal Amon had two hits apiece.


Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling from Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City activated infielder Charlie Culberson from the 7-day disabled list; left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Double-A: Infielder Tim Locastro assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City; Tulsa activated left-handed pitcher Michael Johnson from the 7-day disabled list.

Class-A: Great Lakes activated right-handed pitcher Angel German from the 7-day disabled list.

Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Miguel Urena assigned to Ogden from Great Lakes; infielder Samuel Ortiz assigned to AZL Dodgers from Tulsa; AZL Dodgers placed outfielder Daniel Padilla on the 60-day disabled list.

Tuesday’s Scores

Oklahoma City 5, Iowa 2

Midland 9, Tulsa 2

Rancho Cucamonga 2, San Jose 1

South Bend 5, Great Lakes 4 (12)

Idaho Falls 7, Ogden 4

AZL Dodgers 9, AZL White Sox 4

DSL Dodgers1 8, DSL Royals 1

DSL Pirates 9, DSL Dodgers2 8

Wednesday Schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Dustin May) at South Bend (Dylan Cease)

5:05 p.m. : Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) vs. Iowa (Seth Frankoff)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Frisco RoughRiders [Rangers] (Yohander Mendez)

6:15 p.m.: Ogden (Osiris Ramirez) at Idaho Falls (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) at San Jose (Madison Bumgarner)