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OKC and Rancho Cucamonga rally late for wins

Jake Peter homered and drove in two in OKC 3-2 win

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Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga scored their winning runs in their last at-bats, Great Lakes also won while Tulsa took a loss.

Player of the day

Though he only went 1-for-4, Jake Peter hit a leadoff home run to give the Dodgers the early lead. Down by a run. In the bottom of the eighth, Peter came up with none out and runners on second and third. Peters grounded into a fielder’s choice which resulted with an RBI and a tied game.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers seemingly can do anything wrong at home. Get behind early, check. Down late, check. Trailing by a run in the eighth inning, the Dodgers scored twice to win 3-2 over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers). I am obligated to say here that they are now 15-0 at home.

In the eighth inning, Mike Ahmed doubled and Rob Segedin walked to put runners on first and second with no out. A wild pitch moved the runners up. Jake Peter, who had hit a solo home run in the first, was able to plate the tying run with a groundout to second.

Donavan Solano followed with a single to score Segedin with the go-ahead run.

Brian Schlitter entered and after giving up a leadoff single, he got a double play grounder and a ground out to record his eighth save.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers went down 8-6 to the Springfield Cardinals. The Cardinals scored twice in the seventh inning to break a 6-6 tie.

Frank Duncan took the loss as he gave up eight runs (seven earned) in 3⅔ innings. Earlier, Mitch White made his 2018 debut and he pitched three scoreless innings, giving up two hits. White walked three and struck out four.

Connor Joe was 3-for-3 with a home run. Errol Robinson had two hits. Yusniel Diaz was 1-for-2 with a triple, two RBI and three walks.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes had a nice end to their Sunday as they scored seven runs in their last three innings to win 10-7 over Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks). The game-winning hit was a three-run homer from Omar Estevez in the ninth inning.

Parker Curry was the winning pitcher after pitching 2⅔ scoreless innings along with striking out four. Quakes pitchers struck out 15 but also gave up four home runs.

Gavin Lux extended his hitting streak to 10 games, Zach Reks had three hits, Ryan Bannon, Connor Wong, and Cody Thomas each had two hits. Thomas also hit a game-tying solo home run in the eighth inning.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons scored three runs in the sixth and went on to win 4-3 against the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks). Jared Walker hit a three-run home run to put the Loons in front.

Logan Salow, Marshall Kasowski and Aneurys Zabala pitched scoreless relief. Salow got the win and Zabala got his first save. Kasowski struck out five in two innings of work.


Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart from Oklahoma City; infielder Danny Espinosa assigned to Oklahoma City.

Class-AA: Tulsa placed right-handed pitchers Yadier Alvarez and Karch Kowalczyk on the 7-day disabled list; right-handed pitcher Andrew Istler assigned from Rancho Cucamonga to Tulsa.

Sunday’s scores

Oklahoma City 3, Colorado Springs 2

Springfield 8, Tulsa 6

Rancho Cucamonga 10, Visalia 7

Great Lakes 4, Kane County 3

Monday’s schedule

9:05 a.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Tyler Pill) vs. Colorado Springs (Freddy Peralta)

9:10 a.m.: Tulsa (Devin Smeltzer) at Springfield (TBD)

4:30 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Beloit [Athletics] (Wyatt Marks )