On the second-to-last Sunday of the 2017 minor league season, the Dodger affiliates won most of their games, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes lost while Oklahoma City split their doubleheader.
Players of the day
Rylan Bannon and Donovan Casey have been smashing the ball for the Raptors in August. On Sunday, Bannon went 2-for-5 and Casey was 2-for-6, each of them homered.
In August, Bannon is hitting .357/.432/.600 in 19 games. Casey is hitting even better, .403/.449/.681 in 17 games.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers and the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) split their doubleheader with the Storm Chasers shutting out the Dodgers 3-0 in the first game. The Dodgers won the second game 5-4.
Brock Stewart started the first game and he took the loss. Stewart pitched four innings, gave up three runs and eight hits.
Andre Ethier continued his rehab, he started in left field and had two hits, including a double.
In the second game, Eddie Gamboa pitched five innings, gave up four runs and eight hits but that was enough to get the win. Jeremy Bleich pitched the final two innings to get his third save.
Rob Segedin hit a three-run homer in the first inning that tied the game. Edwin Rios would score the fourth run of that inning on a Henry Ramos single.
Bobby Wilson hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning that would eventually be the final margin of the game.
The Drillers beat the Springfield Cardinals 6-5 to move into a first place tie with the Cardinals. Dennis Santana pitched five innings, gave up three runs (two earned) and six hits. Santana struck out eight and got his third win at Tulsa.
Corey Copping got his 18th save despite giving up two runs in the ninth inning.
With the scored tied 3-3 in the sixth, Blake Gailen and Yusniel Diaz hit back-to-back doubles to take the lead, Garrett Kennedy singled in Diaz.
Kyle Garlick also hit his 14th home run for the Drillers.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes lost a chance to clinch a playoff spot as they lost 7-4 in ten innings to the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). Andrew Istler took the loss as he gave up all three runs in the 10th.
With two outs, Istler struck out Jared Walsh but Walsh got aboard because the strikeout pitch got away. After that, the inning got away. Two walks, a two-run single by Keith Grieshaber and another hit by Jake Yacinich scored the three runs that gave the 66ers the win.
The loss obscured the California League debut by right-handed pitcher Dustin May. May followed a rehab appearance by Adam Liberatore, who started the game and pitched a scoreless inning.
May came into the game in the second inning and pitched six innings, gave up three runs (one earned) and five hits. May struck out seven and walked none.
The Quakes left a lot of runs on the field as they went 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Jose Brizuela had three hits, Keibert Ruiz, Omar Estevez and Ibandel Isabel each had two hits.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were shutout 2-0 by the Dayton Dragons (Reds) on Sunday, Alfredo Tavarez took the loss, pitching five innings and giving up both runs.
The Loons had just five hits, Cristian Santana had two of those hits. Jeren Kendall and Gavin Lux had one hit apiece.
The Raptors had 19 hits and that produced a 17-6 win over the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals). Four of those hits were home runs by Donovan Casey, Rylan Bannon, Romer Cuadrado and Carlos Rincon.
Gersel Pitre was 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI.
Edwin Uceta got his second win by pitching six scoreless innings and striking out eight.
The AZL Dodgers won 6-3 against the AZL White Sox. Jeremy Arocho had a 5-for-5 game with two runs scored and two RBI. Marcus Chiu and Kevin Aponte each had two hits.
The win kept the AZL Dodgers in a first place tie with the AZL White Sox.
Class-A: Los Angeles sent left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga.
Rookie: Catcher Jonah Jarrard assigned to Ogden from AZL Dodgers.
Inland Empire 7, Rancho Cucamonga 4 (10)
AZL Dodgers 6, AZL White Sox 3
4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Riley Ottesen) vs. Dayton (Andrew Jordan)
4:30 p.m.: Tulsa (Josh Sborz) at Springfield (Pedro Echemendia)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Wilmer Font) vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes [Marlins] (Scott Copeland)
5:30 p.m.: Ogden (Adalberto Pena) vs. Idaho Falls (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Rangers