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Solano leads OKC with a .371 average

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Player of the day

Donovan Solano continues to hit well, his current .371 average is third in the Pacific Coast League. Solano went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run on Sunday.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers defeated the Nashville Sounds (Athletics) 11-2 on Sunday. The Dodgers hit four home runs and the pitchers worked around eight walks they issued.

As noted, Donovan Solano went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Jake Peter hit two home runs and drove in four runs. Kyle Farmer, Travis Taijeron and Kyle Garlick also had two hits, Taijeron hit his second home run of the season.

Guillermo Moscoso started and pitched four scoreless innings. Joe Broussard pitched a scoreless inning to get the win.

The Oklahoma City Dodgers improved their home record to 20-4, and their overall record of 27-13 leads their division by 2½ games.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers lost 11-9 to Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) in 13 innings. The Drillers put the game in extra-innings when they scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth.

In the bottom of the ninth, Luke Raley hit a solo home run, his tenth of the season and later, DJ Peters scored the tying run while a double play was being recorded.

After each team scored runs in the eleventh and twelfth inning, the Travelers scored three times in the thirteenth, the Travelers were helped by an error on an attempted sacrifice bunt and later a two-run single to give them that cushion.

The Drillers scored in the bottom of the inning on a DJ Peters sacrifice fly. The game ended when Tyler Goeddel struck out with the tying runs on base.

Seven pitchers took the mound for the Drillers with only Dylan Baker making a scoreless appearance.

Tyler Colvin had 4 hits for the Drillers, Connor Joe with three hits and DJ Peters, Luke Raley and Keibert Ruiz each had two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes ended their three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm (Athletics). Tony Gonsolin had a strong outing on Sunday, he went 7+ innings, allowing two runs and striking out five.

Gonsolin did not start last season, so today’s game was a career high in innings pitched. So far he has done a good job keeping the ball in the park with two home runs allowed in 40⅔ innings pitched and he is averaging over 10 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched.

Gavin Lux, Cristian Santana, Cody Thomas and Hamlet Marte each had two hits. Thomas drove in two runs and Marte hit his third home run of the season.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 12-4 to the Dayton Dragons (Reds). Edwin Uceta had his worst start of the season, giving up eight runs and ten hits in four innings.

Justin Hoyt and Aneurys Zabala also pitched for the Loons, Hoyt went two innings and gave up two runs while Zabala went 1⅔ innings and gave up two runs and six hits.

Brayan Morales, Romer Cuadrado and Eric Peterson each had two hits for the Loons.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte and optioned right-handed pitcher Yimi Garcia to Oklahoma City.

Sunday’s scores

Oklahoma City 11, Nashville 2

Arkansas 11, Tulsa 9 (13)

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Lake Elsinore 2

Dayton 12, Great Lakes 4

Monday’s schedule

10:05 a.m. PT: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Arkansas (Andrew Moore)

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Bowling Green [Rays] (TBD)

4:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Guillermo Moscoso) at Memphis [Cardinals] (Austin Gomber)