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Bannon comes triple shy of cycle in Quakes win

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Rylan Bannon hit his 12th home run of the season to lead the Quakes to victory.
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The Quakes were the lone winners on Wednesday, as offense was hard to come by for Tulsa and Great Lakes.

Player of the day

Rylan Bannon had three hits and finished a triple shy of the cycle Wednesday evening, but it was his home run in the fifth that made the difference for Rancho Cucamonga. Bannon’s 12th home run of the season drove in the tying and winning run. His double was his 10th of the year, and Bannon raised his slash line to .294/.382/.572 on the season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City could not overcome an early six run hole, falling to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) 8-5. Guillermo Moscoso allowed six runs over five innings in taking the loss. JT Chargois was solid in relief, allowing just one hit in 1.2 innings of work.

Alex Verdugo and Rocky Gale paced all Dodgers with three hits apiece, while Jake Peter and Travis Taijeron each homered. Kyle Farmer went one for five, batting leadoff and starting at shortstop for Oklahoma City.

Double-A Tulsa

Devin Smeltzer took a no hit bid into the seven, only to allow the winning run as the Drillers could not muster any offense in a 2-0 loss to the San Antonio Missions (Padres). Smeltzer would go 6.2 innings, allowing just the one hit and run, striking out seven and walking a pair. Dylan Baker would allow the other Missions run in his inning of relief.

Yusniel Diaz had two of Tulsa’s three hits, also stealing his 6th base of the season. DJ Peters was held hitless over four at bats, and is hitting just .211 in his last ten games, while striking out 17 times in that span.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes rode a big night from Rylan Bannon, including the winning home run in the fifth, to defeat the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 5-4. Cristian Santana also homered for the Quakes, his 6th of the season, as part of a two hit game. Jeren Kendall went 1-5, but stole his 20th base of the season.

Dustin May earned the win in striking out six over five innings, though he did allow four runs. Michael Boyle struck out four over the final two innings to earn his first save.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons struck out 12 times and could muster just six singles in a 5-3 loss to the South Bend Cubs. Jared Walker had a pair of hits and drove in one of the runs, but struck out three times. Marcus Chiu was hit by a pair of pitches and walked once to score two runs for the Loons.

Joel Inoa struck out five but surrendered three runs over four innings in taking the loss. Marshall Kasowski was the only Loons pitcher to hold the cubs scoreless, striking out a pair over 2.1 innings of work.

Transactions

Triple-A: The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Dennis Santana and SHP Pat Venditte from Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City also released SS Danny Espinosa, and activated RHP Guillermo Moscoso from the inactive list.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga placed LF Donovan Casey and RHP Chris Mathewson on the disabled list, while activating C Steve Berman.

Wednesday scores

Omaha 8, Oklahoma City 5

San Antonio 2, Tulsa 0

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Lake Elsinore 4

South Bend 5, Great Lakes 3

Thursday schedule

4:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (Leo Crawford) vs. South Bend (Cory Abbott)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Caleb Ferguson) vs. Omaha (Trevor Oaks)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Logan Bawcom) vs. San Antonio (Logan Allen)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tony Gonsolin) vs. Lake Elsinore (Pedro Avila)