Oklahoma City and the two Dominican Summer League teams won on Thursday. Tulsa lost by one, Rancho Cucamonga lost by 11 and Great Lakes left with a tie to be finished up today.
Player of the day
Adrian Gonzalez continued his rehab assignment on Thursday by playing in his first back-to-back games with Oklahoma City. To celebrate that, Gonzalez hit his first home run on this assignment, a two-run shot to give Oklahoma City their lead.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers beat the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) 6-2 to win their third straight and five wins their last six games. Edward Paredes got the win after pitching 1⅓ innings and giving up just a walk while striking out three.
The Dodgers scored first when Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the third. Rob Segedin, who also playing a rehab assignment with Oklahoma City had two doubles and three RBI. Alex Verdugo was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
The Drillers lost 1-0 to the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros) on Thursday. Carlos Canelon hit his first home run in the eighth to give the game to the Hooks.
Mitchell White pitched very well, in five scoreless innings, he gave up two hits and two walks. White also struck out eight. Karch Kowalcyzk gave up only the solo home run in three innings.
The Drillers went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes left Modesto and did not want any more Nuts (Mariners) as they were thoroughly beaten 11-0 to end their series. Michael Boyle gave up five runs in three innings pitched but he was not alone as the Quakes pitchers allowed 13 hits and eight walks with the 11 runs on Thursday.
The recently arrived Jose Brizuela had three hits and Brandon Montgomery had two but the Quakes only had four opportunities to drive in a runner in scoring position so it was an overall slow night for them at the plate.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons scored a run in the ninth and then the rains came which meant a 9-9 tie with the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) to be finished up today before their regularly scheduled game.
With two outs and runners on first and third, Nick Yarnall singled home Cody Thomas to tie the game. James Carter came in to retire the side in order to set up what is left to be played.
Great Lakes scored at least one run in the first five innings to take a 8-4 lead. Jeren Kendall had his first four hit game with the Loons, a triple and three singles, he scored twice and had two RBI. Cristian Santana hit his fifth home run and went 2-for-4.
Gavin Lux, Steve Berman and Moises Perez also had two hits.
Alfredo Tavarez gave up four runs in five innings in his first start with the Loons. He was on the hook for six hits and a walk. Tavarez did strike out seven.
Rookie Pioneer - Ogden
The Ogden Raptors were off on Thursday.
Rookie - AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers were off on Thursday
Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Madison Younginer from the 7-day disabled list.
Double-A: Tulsa activated catcher Sean O'Connell from the 7-day disabled list; Tulsa placed outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo on the 7-day disabled list; Tulsa released left-handed pitcher Chris Rearick.
4:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Leo Crawford) at West Michigan (Anthony Castro)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Fabio Castillo) vs. Round Rock Express [Rangers] (Anthony Bass)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Scott Barlow) at San Antonio Missions [Padres] (Joey Lucchesi)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Edwin Uceta) vs. Billings Mustangs [Reds] (Mac Sceroler)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Padres Two
7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Inland Empire 66ers [Angels] (Jose Rodriguez)