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Gavin Lux, Alex Verdugo, Jacob Scavuzzo extend hitting streaks

Gavin Lux
Gavin Lux has a 19-game hitting streak for Rancho Cucamonga.
Photo: Steve Saenz | Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Hitting streaks were the name of the game for a trio of Dodgers minor leaguers on Thursday.

Player of the day

Quakes shortstop Gavin Lux tripled, singled and scored twice on Thursday for a 19-game hitting streak, the longest in the California League this season. Lux during the streak is hitting .366/.411/.549. On the season the 20-year-old is hitting .324/.398/.521.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City fell at home to the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 4-2. Alex Verdugo had two singles and walked, and is hitting .353/.402/.514. Verdugo is 20-for-43 (.465) during his 12-game hitting streak.

Kyle Farmer was 1-for-4 with a double and a run batted in. He has a six-game hitting streak of his own, during which he is 11-for-26 (.423).

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers dropped a road game to the Northwest Arkansas Travelers (Royals), 4-3. Catcher Will Smith did not homer.

Jacob Scavuzzo hit two singles and a double, his fifth consecutive multi-hit game. He’s 15 for his last 22 (.682), and is hitting .400/.409/.811 with 10 doubles and nine home runs during his current 21-game hitting streak.

Second baseman Drew Jackson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base, and first baseman Luke Raley was 2-for-5 with a double in defeat.

Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

A five-run rally in the eighth inning gave the Quakes at 7-6 win over the San Jose Giants. In addition to Lux scoring twice the Quakes also got a home run from first baseman Jared Walker and a double from second baseman Omar Estevez.

Andre Scrubb, an eighth-round pick in 2016, closed out the game with two scoreless innings for the win. He has 17 strikeouts, seven walks and a 0.61 ERA in 14⅔ innings since joining the Quakes.

In the second half, Rancho Cucamonga is a whopping 23-5.

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Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 6-3 at home to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins). 2018 draftees and Devin Mann (fifth round) and Josh McLain (ninth) each had two hits, with McLain including a double and Mann driving in two runs.

Eleventh-round draft pick Stephen Kolek pitched three scoreless innings in relief, and in three relief appearances with Great Lakes has yet to allow a run in 7⅓ innings.

Rookie-level Ogden

Miguel Vargas had four hits in Ogden’s 9-4 win over the Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks). The 18-year-old Cuban third baseman signed last September is an absurd 29-for-57 (.509) with the Raptors, with eight doubles, a home run and a triple in 13 games. He struck out twice in his six at-bats on Thursday, giving him all of four in 62 plate appearances with Ogden.

The Raptors at 23-10 has a five-game lead over Idaho Falls in the Pioneer League South and clinched the first-half division title.


Triple-A: Logan Bawcom rejoined Oklahoma City to start against New Orleans. Justin De Fratus was placed on the seven-day disabled list. Edward Paredes, who cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A, joined OKC, and struck out three of his four batters faced on Thursday.

Double-A: Pitcher Parker Curry was promoted from Rancho Cucamonga. Reliever Shea Spitzbarth was sent back to Tulsa from OKC.

Class-A: 18-year-old lefty Antonio Hernandez joined the Quakes after tossing 8 scoreless innings in the Arizona League, with eight strikeouts and two walks; The Loons sent pitcher Luis Pasen to Ogden.

Thursday scores

Friday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Cedar Rapids (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Drew Hutchison) at Nashville [A’s] (Eric Jokisch)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Northwest Arkansas (Pedro Fernandez)

6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) at Missoula (Marcos Tineo)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Max Gamboa) vs. San Jose (Dominic Mazza)