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Bannon extends hitting streak to eight, homers again in Quakes victory

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Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Sunday’s action for the Dodgers’ minor league system included wins in just two of the five games and a rainout in Tulsa.

Player of the day

Rylan Bannon takes the honor for the second straight day, going 2-for-2 with a homer and two walks. The 2017 eighth-rounder is now hitting .300/.406/.592 with 17 homers and 51 RBIs in 70 games this season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were blanked by old friend Trevor Oaks and the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) Sunday in an 8-0 loss. The former Dodger struck out seven while allowing just four hits and a walk in six scoreless innings.

All eight runs were charged to right-hander Tyler Pill as Omaha launched three homers off the 28-year-old. Infielder Humberto Arteaga delivered the final blow with a grand slam in the fifth to put the game out of reach.

Andrew Toles had two of the five hits for the Dodgers on the day.

Double-A Tulsa

Sunday’s game between the Drillers and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) was postponed due to rain. The teams will now play a doubleheader during the Naturals next trip to Tulsa, August 28-31.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes used three late homers to secure a 6-2 win over the San Jose Giants. Cody Thomas and Rylan Bannon each chipped in solo shots while Hamlet Marte clubbed one of the two-run variety.

Both starting pitchers didn’t allow a run on the day and the game was scoreless until Thomas hit his homer in the sixth. 24-year-old Anthony Gonsolin pitched five scoreless innings for the Quakes, scattering four hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Rancho Cucamonga is 3-1 in the second half after they already secured a first-half division win in the California League.

Class-A Great Lakes

Trailing 4-1 heading to the final frame, the Loons scored a pair on a two-run double off the bat of Darrell Miller Jr. to cut the deficit to one. The rally would fall short for the Loons as they left the tying run on third, falling by the score of 4-3 to the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays).

Outfielder Brayan Morales hit his third homer of the season for Great Lakes, going 3-for-4 on the day.

Rookie - Pioneer

The Raptors lost a slugfest to the Grand Junction Rockies by a score of 8-7 in Ogden. The two teams combined for 10 extra-base hits, including four homers.

Three of the homers belonged to the Raptors, with a three-run shot for outfielder Niko Hulsizer and a two-run smash for 19-year-old shortstop Ronny Brito.

Grand Junction scored the deciding run in the eighth inning when Daniel Montano’s RBI-single cashed in Grant Lavigne from third after Lavigne tripled.

Rookie - Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers cruised past the AZL Royals in a 6-1 win Sunday. Dodger pitching held the Royals to just two hits and worked around six walks.

Outfielder Drew Avans — the Dodgers 33rd-round selection in the 2018 draft — contributed three hits and knocked in a pair.

Transactions

Double-A: Tulsa released outfielder Tyler Colvin.

Low-A/Rookie: Third baseman Luke Heyer was assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden

Sunday’s scores

Omaha 8, Oklahoma City 0

Tulsa and NW Arkansas (postponed)

Rancho Cucamonga 6, San Jose 2

Lansing 4, Great Lakes 3

Grand Junction 8, Ogden 7

AZL Dodgers 6, AZL Royals 1

Monday’s schedule

4:00 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Dayton [Reds] (Adrian Rodriguez)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart) vs. Nashville [Athletics] (Edwin Jackson)

6:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dean Kremer) at Lake Elsinore [Padres] (TBD)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Jose Chacin) vs. Grand Junction (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL PadresOne