Three one-run wins by Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes did their best to shine above the big loss by Oklahoma City.
Player of the day
Dennis Santana and Jordan Sheffield deserve this honor, Sheffield gets the briefest nods in his direction for his best game in the California League. He gave up just three hits and two walks in six innings while striking out eight.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers could not get anything going at the plate and Wilmer Font had his worst second-half start as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) won 12-2 over the Dodgers.
Font had pitched no fewer than six innings in his previous post-All Star break starts, lasted only three innings on Sunday, he gave up five runs, eight hits and two walks. He had two strikeouts.
Colorado Springs would score seven more runs off the Dodgers bullpen.
The Dodgers were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position with Max Muncy being the only Dodger with two hits.
The Drillers were able to hold on to a one-run lead over the last two innings and defeated the San Antonio Missions (Padres) 3-2 on Sunday. It was their sixth straight win and gave the Drillers a perfect home stand.
Dennis Santana pitched six innings, he gave up one run and five hits. He struck out ten and had one walk.
Trailing by a run, the Drillers took the lead for good on Erick Mejia’s two-run homer. The Drillers scored their third run on a bases-loaded walk to Drew Jackson.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes trailed by a run going to the ninth but then Quincy Latimore hit a two-run homer that eventually gave the Quakes a 4-3 win over Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres).
The Quakes had led 2-0 but after Jordan Sheffield left, in the seventh inning, the Storm scored three runs to take the lead. That lead held until Latimore homered.
Jordan Sheffield started and pitched six innings, he allowed three hits and two walks. He also struck out eight.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons won with a now familiar combination for the Sunday winners, very good start and a big play, that formula led to a 2-1 win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres).
The winning rally in the top of the ninth started with a walk to Jeren Kendall. It was all over in one long play, Kendall stole second and then two errors, one by catcher Chandler Seagle on the throw and the second by outfielder Buddy Reed, let Kendall score from second.
That run turned out to be the game-winner as Andre Scrubb recorded his second save.
Earlier, Cody Thomas hit his 19th home run to give the Loons their first run of the day.
Chris Mathewson turned the third good start by a Dodger minor leaguer on Sunday. Mathewson pitched eight innings, gave up a run and six hits. He struck out eight and walked two.
The Loons faced an equally impressive start by Pedro Avila, he struck out 13 in 7⅓ innings.
Rookie Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors have Sunday off.
Rookie - AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers also have Sunday off.
Triple-A: Right-handed pitcher Jordan Jankowski assigned to Oklahoma City; right-handed pitcher Jacob Rhame sent to New York Mets to complete trade for outfielder Curtis Granderson; left-handed pitcher Colt Hynes assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.
Class-A: Great Lakes activated right-handed pitcher Chris Mathewson from the 7-day disabled list.
Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Patrick Duester assigned to Ogden from Great Lakes.
Colorado Springs 12, Oklahoma City 2
Rancho Cucamonga 4, Lake Elsinore 3
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Dustin May) at Fort Wayne (Roland Bolanos)
5:30 p.m.: Ogden (Osiris Ramirez) vs. Orem Owlz [Angels] (Mitchell Traver)
5:40 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBD) at Colorado Springs (Paolo Espino)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Diamondbacks