Five of the eight teams in the Dodgers’ system came out on top Tuesday, led by wins for Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga.
Player of the day
Alex Verdugo was a perfect 3-for-3 with a single, RBI-double and a home run to raise his average to .346 on the year. The Oklahoma City outfielder also walked to raise his OBP to .391 in 235 plate appearances.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers beat the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) 4-0 behind six solid innings from Drew Hutchinson in his fourth start with the club. The 27-year-old is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA this year for Oklahoma City.
Verdugo and Henry Ramos provided all the runs for the Dodgers, each hitting a home run and knocking in two.
The Drillers almost saw their lead evaporate for the second straight night, but held on to beat the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) by the score of 9-7.
At one point, the Drillers were up 9-1 after the offense piled up 16 hits. Five different players had multi-hit performances for Tulsa, including three hits apiece for Errol Robinson, Mike Ahmed and DJ Peters, who homered in the fifth.
The bullpen would allow two runs in the eighth and four in the ninth on a grand slam to cut the lead to two. Frisco had the tying runs aboard with first and second but Tulsa right-hander Stetson Allie came on to get the final out, preserving the win.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Gavin Lux homered for the ninth time this season in a 2-for-4 effort that helped the Quakes beat the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 4-1 Tuesday, securing a five-game sweep.
Rancho Cucamonga has now won 11 of 13 games since the All-Star break and 17 of their last 21 overall.
Walker Buehler made his first of at least two rehab starts for Rancho, striking out five against one walk and two hits over three innings. The right-hander was only scheduled for three innings but would go out for the fourth inning. Buehler was lifted one batter in after allowing leadoff triple.
First baseman Nick Yarnall provided some much needed insurance when he singled in a pair of runs in the sixth.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons had nothing going on offense Tuesday as they were shutout 2-0 by the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres).
It was the third straight loss for the Loons, the 12th in 13 games since the All-Star break and their 16th loss in their last 17 games overall.
Rookie - Ogden
The Raptors comeback fell short over the final two frames as they lost 10-6 to the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals).
Down 10-1, Ogden scored two in the eighth on a Gersel Pitre single and three more in the ninth on three walks and three singles. But infielder Jefrey Souffront would hit into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded.
Raptor starter Brett De Geus was touched up for six runs (five earned) over three innings, allowing five hits and two walks without a strikeout.
Rookie - Arizona League
The AZL Dodgers took advantage of seven walks as they cruised to a 10-5 win against the AZL White Sox.
18-year-old infielders Albert Suarez and Kenneth Betancourt each had multiple hits to lead the Dodgers.
Suarez had a pair of hits to drive in four runs while Betancourt was 3-for-4 with a pair of triples and an RBI.
Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Melvin Jimenez assigned to Great Lakes Loons from AZL Dodgers.
Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Yeison Cespedes assigned to Ogden Raptors from Great Lakes Loons.
10:00 a.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Padres 2
3:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at Fort Wayne (MacKenzie Gore)
5:00 p.m.: Ogden (Joel Inoa) vs. Grand Junction (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Kyle Lobstein) vs Round Rock (Richelson Pena)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs Midland (TBD)
6:30 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) at San Jose (Logan Webb)