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Yusniel Diaz adapting well to the Texas League

Drillers win 5-1 over the Missions

Yusniel Diaz with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes earlier summer
Steve Saenz/Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Only Tulsa won among the full-season Dodger affiliates, three of the four Rookie teams won with only the DSL Dodgers2 team taking a loss.

Player of the day

Yusniel Diaz had two hits to extend his hitting streak to seven games. Diaz is hitting .400/.486/.500 with the Drillers.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers saw the Round Rock Express (Rangers) score ten runs in one inning and that proved to be enough for a 11-8 victory over the Dodgers.

The Dodgers lead 6-1 going to the sixth inning but then 15 Express players would hit that inning and with the help of two errors by Rob Segedin, who was playing left field, ten would score.

Yaisel Sierra faced the first four hitters, gave up four runs on three hits and a walk. Jeremy Bleich faced the next six hitters, he got one out while giving up three hits and a walk plus five more runs. Steve Geltz would give up a run and two hits. Madison Younginer struck out two to finish up that inning.

All of that should not diminish the fine start by Fabio Castillo, who pitched five innings and gave up a run, two hits and a walk.

Willie Calhoun returned to Oklahoma City as a member of the Express, he went 2-for-4 with both hits coming in that sixth inning.

The Dodgers outhit the Express, 15 to 11. Edwin Rios and Henry Ramos each had three hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers beat the San Antonio Missions (Padres) 5-1 to take the first game of their weekend series. Scott Barlow pitched five innings and gave up a run, he picked up his sixth win of the season.

Three singles with two out in the ninth inning scored three runs for the Drillers, Garrett Kennedy, Drew Jackson and Errol Robinson had those hits and one RBI apiece in the ninth.

Diaz, whose double was the first hit in the ninth, went 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to seven games. Diaz has hit in eight of nine games played with the Drillers.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes dropped their first game of their weekend series at Inland Empire 66ers (Angels), losing 5-2. Parker Curry gave up all five runs in 3⅓ innings to take the loss.

But it might have been just one of those nights for the Quakes as Jose Rodriguez pitched six innings, gave up a run and three hits while striking out 13 Quakes without giving up a walk.

The Quakes had only one runner reach scoring position. The Quakes scored on solo home runs from Zach Reks and Omar Estevez. Reks is hitting.486 as a Quake with 18 hits in 37 at bats.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost the conclusion of their suspended game to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) and then went on to lose 6-0 in their regularly scheduled game.

In the regularly scheduled game, Leo Crawford had a poor start, he gave up four runs, eight hits and five walks in five innings. One split that seems to be bearing out something is his home/road splits. On the road, Crawford has pitched 61 innings, he has given up 79 hits, 24 walks and a 7.23 ERA. At home, in 54⅔ innings, he has given up 39 hits, 15 walks and a 2.14 ERA. He has struck out 50 at home and 37 on the road.

Rookie Pioneer - Ogden

The Raptors defeat Billings Mustangs (Reds) 2-1 despite going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Edwin Uceta, who pitched six perfect innings in his last start, got the win for pitching five scoreless innings. Austin Hamilton recorded his first save.

Romar Cuadrado singled home the eventual winning run in the fifth inning.

Rookie - AZL Dodgers

AZL Dodgers won 8-3 over the AZL Padres Two on Friday night. Infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena is listed as being on a rehab assignment from the Tulsa Drillers was 3-for-3 with his first home run of the season.

Arruebarrena is hitting .529 with a 1.497 OPS for the AZL Dodgers.


Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart to Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Fabio Castillo and placed right-handed pitcher David Hale on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 9, 2017.

Friday’s scores

Round Rock 11, Oklahoma City 8

Tulsa 5, San Antonio 1

Inland Empire 5, Rancho Cucamonga 2

West Michigan 6, Great Lakes 0

West Michigan 10, Great Lakes 9 (11)

Ogden 2, Billings 1

AZL Dodgers 8, AZL Padres Two 3

DSL Dodgers1 2, DSL Astros Blue 0

DSL Indians/Brewers 6, DSL Dodgers2 3

Saturday’s schedule

4:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Chris Mathewson) at West Michigan (Eudis Idrogo)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Wilmer Font) vs. Round Rock (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) at San Antonio (Enyel De Los Santos)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Adalberto Pena) vs. Billings (Tyler Mondile)

6:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) at Inland Empire (Nate Bertness)

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