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Loons score 11 runs in first inning on their way to 16-5 win over Dragons

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Carlos Rincon and Cody Thomas hit back-to-back home runs twice in the first inning

Carlos Rincon
Photo credit: Tomo San | LA Dodgers

Tulsa and Great Lakes won while Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga took their lumps and lost. As for the Rookie League teams, Ogden and AZL Dodgers won and the DSL Dodgers2 dropped their game.

Player of the day

Cody Thomas will take the award as he hit three home runs on Thursday. He was one of three Loons that hit multiple home runs on Thursday. His teammates Carlos Rincon and Jared Walker hit two.

Thomas and Rincon hit back-to-back home runs twice in the first inning.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were shutout 4-0 by the Las Vegas 51s (Mets). Fabio Castillo pitched four innings and took the loss as he gave up three runs, six hits and four walks.

Mitch Atkins picked up the win as he pitched 7⅔ innings and he scattered seven hits and struck out seven.

No Dodger had more than one hit. Adrian Gonzalez played first base and went 1-for-3 with a single in his first rehab game.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers scored five unanswered runs and beat the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) 8-3 on Thursday. David Hale won his third game, he pitched six innings, and gave up three runs.

The Drillers had 11 hits, including two home runs, one apiece for Jacob Scavuzzo and Johan Mieses. Errol Robinson and Matt Beaty each had three hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes lost 5-2 to the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) at LoanMart Field. Though they gave up five runs, it was their offense’s inability to get a key hit that doomed them.

The Quakes had 11 hits and four walks but went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Zach Reks had three hits, Zach McKinstry and DJ Peters each had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons sent 14 batters up in the first inning and 11 scored as the Loons beat Dayton Dragons (Reds) 16-5. The Loons hit five home runs in the first inning, two each for Cody Thomas and Carlos Rincon, who hit them back-to-back. Jared Walker hit the first of his two home runs in the first inning too.

On the mound, Jordan Sheffield pitched well despite the five runs credited against him. He pitched 7⅓ innings, and gave up five hits, five runs and one walk. Sheffield struck out 10.

The Loons had 16 hits, Gavin Lux had three hits and scored three runs and Moises Perez had two hits.

Rookie Pioneer - Ogden

The Raptors won 4-3 over Billings Mustangs (Reds) as the Pioneer League began to play after their All-Star break. Hendrik Clementina faced his old team three days after being traded to the Reds on Monday. Clementina went 0-for-4.

Rookie - AZL Dodgers

AZL Dodgers won 5-3 over the AZL Royals. Marcus Chiu went 2-for-4 with a home run. Riley Ottesen pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three. Marshall Kasowski also pitched two scoreless innings, walked one and struck out three.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles Dodgers sent infielders Adrian Gonzalez and Rob Segedin on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City; Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart to Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City activated infielder Drew Maggi and catcher Jack Murphy from the 7-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher Eddie Gamboa assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa; Los Angeles sent outfielder Peter O'Brien outright to Oklahoma City.

Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Scott Barlow assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City; Tulsa placed right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 1, 2017 and placed right-handed pitcher Andrew Sopko on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 2, 2017; Tulsa activated right-handed pitcher Tim Shibuya from the 7-day disabled list.

Class-A: Catcher Brant Whiting assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Oklahoma City.

Rookie: Infielder Ike Davis assigned to AZL Dodgers from Oklahoma City. Catcher Garrett Hope assigned to Ogden from Rancho Cucamonga.

Thursday’s scores

Las Vegas 4, Oklahoma City 0

Tulsa 8, Arkansas 3

Lancaster 5, Rancho Cucamonga 2

Great Lakes 16, Dayton 5

Ogden 4, Billings 3

AZL Dodgers 5, AZL Royals 3

DSL Cubs1 14, DSL Dodgers2 8

Friday’s schedule

4:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Dustin May) at Dayton (Scott Moss)

5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) at Arkansas (Lindsay Caughel)

6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Osiris Ramirez) at Billings (Jhon De Jesus)

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

7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Eddie Gamboa) at Las Vegas (Jonathan Albaladejo)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Devin Smeltzer) vs. Lancaster (Jesus Tinoco)