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Will Smith homers in third straight game in 8-1 win

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Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga extend their winning streaks

Will Smith
Will Smith
Rich Crimi

The two teams that won, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga extended their winning streaks while Great Lakes and both Dominican Summer League teams lost on Monday.

Player of the day

Will Smith has been like Pac-Man because he continues to power up each day. On Monday, he hit a home run in his third consecutive game. The 23-year old has been particularly good since missing over three weeks from early May to June. 11 of his 15 home runs have been hit since June 10th.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers are off on their All-Star break until Thursday. The The following four Dodgers were named to the team: Left-handed starting pitcher Manny Bañuelos, switch-handed reliever Pat Venditte, catcher Rocky Gale and outfielder Alex Verdugo were named to the team. Venditte is currently on the major league roster so he will not participating.

The game is set for Wednesday, July 11th at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers held the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) to two hits as they won 8-1 to win their sixth straight game. Kyle Lobstein pitched 6⅔ innings and gave up two hits and one run. Nolan Long and Devin Smeltzer finished up for the Drillers.

Eight of the nine Driller players in the lineup had at least one hit. Yusniel Diaz went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. DJ Peters had two hits and scored twice. Will Smith and Jacob Scavuzzo each homered. Smith has now homered in three-straight games.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes had to hold on again to win 5-4 over the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies). This win added to their now 14-game winning streak. The Quakes had temporarily lost their lead in the top of fourth but then another big hit put them back in the lead for good.

Trailing 3-2 going to the bottom of the fourth, Cristian Santana and Connor Wong had singled but were still on first and second when Jared Walker hit a three-run homer to give the Quakes a two-run lead.

Ryan Moseley replaced Quakes starter Leo Crawford in the fifth inning, Moseley pitched 1⅔ scoreless innings to get the win. Andre Scrubb pitched the final two innings to get the save.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were shutout 5-0 by the Dayton Dragons (Reds). Packy Naughton pitched his best game of the season as he went eight innings and struck out nine. Naughton and Aneurys Zabala combined to pitch a two-hitter against the Loons.

Right-handed pitcher Jeronimo Castro made his Midwest League debut when he started for the Loons. Castro pitched four innings and he gave up two runs and four hits in four innings. He also walked one and struck out four.

Rookie - Pioneer

The Raptors were off on Monday.

Rookie - Arizona League

The game between the AZL Dodgers and the AZL Giants Black was rained out.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled outfielder Andrew Toles from Oklahoma City.

Double-A: Tulsa placed right-handed pitcher Justin DeFratus and infielder Mike Ahmed on the 7-day disabled list. Tulsa activated infielder Wes Darvill from the 7-day disabled list. Left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City.

Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Connor Strain assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes.

Great Lakes released catcher Darrell Miller. Right-handed pitcher Jeronimo Castro assigned to Great Lakes from AZL Dodgers. Right-handed pitcher Stephen Kolek assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden. Infielder Gersel Pitre assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden Raptors.

Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Ricardo Hernandez assigned to AZL Dodgers from Great Lakes.

Monday’s scores

Tulsa 8, Frisco 1

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Lancaster 4

Dayton 5, Great Lakes 0

DSL Marlins 4, DSL Dodgers Robinson 1

DSL RangersOne 9, DSL Dodgers Guerrero 1

Tuesday’s schedule

6:00 p.m. PT: Ogden (Justin Lewis) vs. Missoula [Diamondbacks] (Deyni Olivero)

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

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tony Gonsolin) vs. Lancaster (Brandon Gold)