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Jeren Kendall and Dustin May star in Quakes’ 7th straight win

Jeren Kendall
Jeren Kendall
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Tulsa lost in extra-innings and Loons dropped another game but the Quakes and Raptors continued to win. AZL Dodgers and DSL Dodgers Guerrero also win on Monday.

Player of the day

Rancho Cucamonga is on quite a roll and two of their pre-season top prospects shined on Monday. Jeren Kendall hit a pair of two-run homers and Dustin May pitched eight strong innings, striking out seven with no walks.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers and New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) game was rained out. It will be made up during the Baby Cakes visit to Oklahoma City later this month.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers led by five runs twice before losing 10-9 to the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) in ten innings. In the bottom of the tenth inning, with one out and runners on first and third, Preston Beck got the walk-off single to score the winning run for the RoughRiders.

Yusniel Diaz and Luke Raley each had two hits and scored three runs. Jacob Scavuzzo and Raley also homered. Will Smith was 1-for-1 with two runs scored and two runs batted in.

Andrew Sopko gave up five runs in 4⅓ innings pitched. Devin Smeltzer and Shea Spitzbarth each gave up leads in their appearance. Brian Moran took the extra-inning loss.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes got strong starting pitching and some power that led to a 7-3 win over the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels). Dustin May pitched a season-high eight innings and struck out seven. Jeren Kendall broke a 1-1 tie with the first of his two-run homers in the fourth inning.

Kendall would hit his second two-run homer in the sixth inning and then Quakes added two more runs. Nick Yarnall doubled home a run and then Gavin Lux hit a sacrifice fly to score the fourth run of the inning.

Meanwhile Dustin May was rolling along, in his eight innings, he gave up one run and four hits. The 66ers scored two runs in the ninth inning before Nolan Long could set them down to end the game.

Cody Thomas’s 11-game hitting streak ended on Monday as he went 0-for-4.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons went down 11-3 to the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) as the TinCaps took a ten run lead before the Loons scored twice at the end of the game.

Darian Nunez, a 25-year old right-handed pitcher from Cuba, was just added to the Loons roster. Nunez had pitched for all three Dodger Rookie League stops, he pitched a game in the Dominican Summer League, He pitched three scoreless innings for the AZL Dodgers where he struck out five with no walks.

Finally Nunez pitched for Ogden, he pitched one inning and struck out three.

Nunez made his Midwest League debut tonight and in one inning pitched, he faced seven hitters, giving up two runs and two hits. Nunez walked one and stuck out two.

Darrell Miller had three hits and Josh McClain, Brock Carpenter and Brayan Morales each had two hits for the Loons.

Rookie - Pioneer

The Raptors gave up four runs to tie the game in the top of the eighth inning but came back to score four runs in the bottom of that inning. That was enough for their eighth straight win beating the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) 11-7 on Monday evening. The Raptors had 19 hits with James Outman hitting the lone home run, his third of the season.

Ramon Rodriguez had four hits and three runs batted in, Ronny Brito and Miguel Vargas each had three hits, and Daniel Robinson, Dillon Paulson and Niko Hulsizer each had two hits.

Ogden used seven pitchers, the last one got the “vultured win” as Jasiel Alvino allowed the tying run to score in the top of the eighth but then he was the beneficiary of the four-run rally as he got the win.

Rookie - Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers held on to the 6-5 win against the AZL PadresOne. This game saw rehabbing Tim Locastro and Donovan Solano from Oklahoma City play. Locastro was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Solano did go 2-for-2 with two singles. Sam McWilliams also had two doubles and he scored once and had one RBI.

Transactions

Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Justin DeFratus on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 1, 2018; left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Parker Curry assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga.

Class-A: Left-handed pitchers Leo Crawford and Austin Hamilton assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes. Placed right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin on the 7-day disabled list.

Rookie: Oklahoma City sent infielder Donovan Solano and outfielder Tim Locastro on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.

Monday’s scores

Frisco 11, Tulsa 10 (10)

Rancho Cucamonga 7, Inland Empire 3

Fort Wayne 11, Great Lakes 3

Ogden 11, Idaho Falls 7

AZL Dodgers 6, AZL PadresOne 5

DSL Athletics 4, DSL Dodgers Robinson 2

DSL Dodgers Guerrero 6, DSL Indians 5

Tuesday’s schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne (Osvaldo Hernandez)

5:00 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Drew Hutchison) at New Orleans (Jarlin García)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Frisco (Justin Topa)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) vs. Idaho Falls (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL White Sox

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Walker Buehler) vs. Inland Empire (Jeremy Beasley)