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Valera goes 4-4 in OKC win

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Breyvic Valera went 4-4 in Oklahoma City’s win over the Iowa Cubs.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

A quiet night on the farm for the organization’s top stars still led to a 2-1 performance from the teams in action.

Player of the day

Breyvic Valera was known for his contact rates when he was acquired from St. Louis, and that hit tool was on display Wednesday night as part of a 4-4 performance with Oklahoma City. Valera scored a pair of runs while also driving in one, as he upped his season line to .395/.467/.474 with his big game.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City came through with six runs in the middle innings to defeat the Iowa Cubs 6-3. Breyvic Valera led the Dodger offense with four hits and two runs scored. Henry Ramos also had a pair of hits, including a double, and a run scored, while Rocky Gale had a pair of runs driven in courtesy of a double.

Brock Stewart started but went just 1 ⅔ innings, striking out three but allowing five base runners in his short outing. Daniel Corcino took the win in relief, allowing two runs over 3 ⅓ innings, while striking out five. Colin Moran (one innings) and Pat Venditte (two) were perfect in relief of Corcino.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were rained out on Wednesday. Tulsa will take on the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) Thursday evening, with Frank Duncan on the hill for the Drillers.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes struggled to keep the Stockton Ports (A’s) off the scoreboard, allowing a run in five different innings to drop the game 5-3. Isaac Anderson started and went four innings, allowing three runs and taking the loss. Ryan Moseley kept the game close in relief, pitching a pair of scoreless innings and striking out four.

Logan Landon was the only Quake with a multi-hit game, going 2-4. Gavin Lux went 0-2, but walked twice and stole his third base of the season. Christian Santana hit his second home run of the season, while Rylan Bannon drove in a run with his first triple of the year.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons rode four home runs to an 8-3 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres). Brandon Montgomery led the way with two hits and three RBI, including his second home run of the season. Starling Heredia and Garrett Hope each hit their first home run of the season, while Nick Yarnall added his fourth.

Max Gamboa held the TinCaps to just one run over four innings, striking out four but walking three. Devin Hemmerich picked up the win, his first, with three scoreless, no-hit innings in relief. Marshall Kasowski also had a pair of clean innings, striking out four.


Triple-A: RHP Yimi Garcia was formally optioned to Oklahoma City.

Double-A: RHP Yadier Alvarez was reinstated from the temporarily inactive list.

Class-A: LHP Logan Salow, acquired from Oakland in the Wilmer Font trade, was assigned to Great Lakes.

Wednesday scores

Oklahoma City 6, Iowa 3

Stockton 5, Rancho Cucamonga 3

Fort Wayne 7, Great Lakes 2

Thursday schedule

7:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (Wills Montgomerie) vs. Fort Wayne (Tom Cosgrove)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin DeFratus) vs. Iowa (Duane Underwood)

5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Frank Duncan) at Arkansas (Johendi Jiminian)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dean Kremer) vs. Stockton (TBD)