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Gavin Lux is hitting .318/.403/.505 after two months of play

Gavin Lux
Gavin Lux
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Oklahoma City stages comeback to win at home and Tulsa is on the losing end of a combined no-hitter. Rancho Cucamonga gets just enough offense in their shutout win while Great Lakes drops another.

Player of the day

Gavin Lux has been one of the brighter spots for the Quakes this season. The number one pick in 2016, Lux again hit over .300 with a .929 OPS in May. Overall, Lux has that nice stat line of .318/.403/.505 while playing second and shortstop in Rancho Cucamonga this season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers trailed the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) by three going to the bottom of the seventh. The Dodgers scored twice in the seventh and then four times in the eighth which was enough for the 9-6 win on Thursday.

In the eighth, the Dodgers were able to load the bases with no out and Kyle Farmer walked to force in the tying run. Edwin Rios would follow that with a base-hit to score the tie-breaking run. The Dodgers would score twice more on a fielder’s choice and a sacrifice fly.

Tim Locastro was the only Dodgers with two hits, he also scored twice and drove in a run. Besides forcing in a run with a walk, Kyle Farmer also homered.

JT Chargois picked up his first win and Joe Broussard got his second save.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers struck nothing but sand as they were no-hit by the San Antonio Missions (Padres) in their 6-0 win. Two Missions, Logan Allen and Jason Jester combined for no-hit performances. Allen pitched seven innings, walked five and struck out seven.

Jason Jester pitched two innings with two strikeouts.

All six runs were scored in the fifth inning. The Missions offensive highlight was back-to-back home runs followed by a single and then the third home run in that inning. 11 batters came up in that inning, six hit safely, one got on board on an error, another was a sacrifice fly.

Fernando Tatis, Jr. hit one of those home runs, that was his tenth of the season.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes won their third straight. this time by a 3-0 score to win their four-game series against Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). Tony Gonsolin and three other pitchers combined to pitch the two-hit shutout.

Gonsolin pitched 6⅓ innings and gave up two hits and two walks, he also struck out four. Zach Pop would finish off the game with a two-inning save, his first this season.

Gavin Lux hit a leadoff home run to start the scoring. In the third inning, Lux led off with a base hit. Lux would eventually find himself on third base with two out. Jeren Kendall doubled home Lux and Cristian Santana followed with a base hit to score Kendall.

Lux was 3-for-3 with a double and the solo home run.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons would trail 11-0 to the South Bend before scoring but it wasn’t enough as they lost 11-5 to the Cubs. Jose Chacin gave up nine of those runs to Cubs in his 3⅓ innings of work. Austin Hamilton and gave up the final two runs.

Two Loons did have three hits in the game, Brayan Morales and Jared Walker. Walker had two doubles while Morales and Romar Cuadrado each had a home run.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte to Oklahoma City; right-handed pitcher Tyler Pill assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Marshall Kasowski and infielder Zach McKinstry assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes.

Right-handed pitcher James Carter assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.

Thursday’s scores

Oklahoma City 9, Omaha 6

San Antonio 6, Tulsa 0

Rancho Cucamonga 3, Lake Elsinore 0

South Bend 11, Great Lakes 5

Friday’s schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) vs. Fort Wayne [Padres] (Osvaldo Hernandez)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Caleb Ferguson) vs. Omaha (Jonathan Dziedzic)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Corpus Christi [Astros] (Framber Valdez)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dean Kremer) vs. Lancaster [Rockies] (Rico Garcia)