Three of the four full-season Dodger affiliates won on Friday while their Rookie league teams split their four games.
Player of the day
Kyle Farmer, who has had key doubles for Los Angeles in both 2017 and 2018, hit three doubles for Oklahoma City on Friday. One double drove in two runs that ensured their lead for the remainder of their game.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers took an early lead and never looked back winning 8-5 over the Round Rock Express (Rangers). Alex Verdugo had two hits and scored three runs. Kyle Farmer hit three doubles and drove in two runs. And Edwin Rios also had two hits and drove in three.
Tyler Pill pitched five innings and gave up four runs (three earned) but it was enough to get the win. Brian Schlitter picked up his 12th save.
Travis Taijeron and Angelo Mora both homered for the Dodgers.
The Drillers got down by three runs after two innings but an unlikely player homered to complete their comeback 5-4 win against the NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals).
Wes Darvill, who had not homered in organized baseball since 2015 and who had only hit 11 in over 1900 at bats, hit his first home run in 2018 to break a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning.
Errol Robinson and Drew Jackson also homered for the Drillers. Luke Raley went 3-for-5 with two doubles and DJ Peters had two hits.
Andrew Istler got the win in relief and Dylan Baker recorded his eighth save.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes traveled to nearby San Bernardino to defeat the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 5-0 on Friday. Parker Curry pitched five scoreless innings and struck out five. Ben Holmes and Jason Richman combined to pitch four more scoreless innings to complete the shutout.
Gavin Lux, Logan Landon and Zach McKinstry each had two hits. Landon and McKinstry also homered for the Quakes.
Friday’s night win was the Quakes 20th in their last 22 games.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were defeated 1-0 by the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners). Former Dodger prospect Ariel Sandoval hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to give Clinton the lead and eventually the win.
Great Lakes pitcher Darien Nunez pitched three innings and struck out seven. Josh McClain and Brayan Morales each had two hits for the Loons.
Rookie - Pioneer
The Raptors broke open a one-run game by scoring six runs in the eighth inning and beat Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks) 11-4 to increase their division lead to two games.
Six Raptors had multiple hits on Friday, Jacob Amaya, Dillon Paulson, Miguel Vargas, James Outman and Chris Roller each had two hits and Jeremy Arocho led the team with three hits.
Austin Drury gave up the lead but ended up as the winning the pitcher for the Raptors.
Rookie - Arizona League
The AZL Dodgers lost 10-8 to the AZL Mariners. Sam McWilliams went 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBI in the loss.
Triple-A: Los Angeles optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Tyler Pill from the 7-day disabled list.
Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Riley Richert assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden, Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Riley Richert on the 7-day disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Gerardo Carrillo assigned to Great Lakes from AZL Dodgers.
Rookie: Right-handed pitchers Ricardo Hernandez and Orlandy Navarro assigned to Ogden from AZL Dodgers.
4:05 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Manny Bañuelos) at Round Rock (TBD)
4:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at NW Arkansas (Foster Griffin)
4:30 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Burlington [Angels] (TBD)
6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) vs. Helena [Brewers] (Scott Sunitsch)
6:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) at Inland Empire (TBD)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Royals