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Ruiz ties it in the ninth, Drillers win it in 11th

Quakes tie franchise record with 11th straight win

Keibert Ruiz
Keibert Ruiz
Rich Crimi

The Drillers, Quakes and Raptors won, for the Quakes, they tied their franchise as they extended their winning streak to 11 games. OKC Dodgers, Loons and both DSL Dodger teams lost on Friday.

Player of the day

Keibert Ruiz, who along with Yusniel Diaz, will be representing the Dodgers as member of the International team in the upcoming Futures Game held on Sunday July 15. On Friday night, Ruiz hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to tie the game. The Drillers went on to win the game in the eleventh inning.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers have now lost their first three games in their series against the Round Rock Express (Rangers), this time losing 3-1. Brock Stewart started and pitched four innings and allowed three runs and seven hits.

Logan Ondrusek, Ariel Hernandez and Josh Sborz relieved Stewart and they combined to pitch five scoreless innings allowing four hits and striking out three.

Kyle Garlick and Henry Ramos each had two hits, Ramos scored the one run on Connor Joe’s triple.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers never led until they scored in the bottom of the eleventh inning in their 6-5 extra-inning win over Midland RockHounds (Athletics). Trailing by four runs after the top of fourth inning, the Drillers pecked away until the bottom of the ninth.

Down by a run, Keibert Ruiz hit a one-out solo home run to tie the game 4-4. Each team scored a run in the tenth inning.

In the eleventh inning, Zach Reks began the inning on second base. With two outs, Ruiz was intentionally walked. Drew Jackson then hit the walk-off single to score Reks.

Mitch White started for the Drillers and he pitched 6⅓ innings and he gave up four runs and seven hits. Michael Boyle pitched the eleventh inning to get the win.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes pitched a shutout to beat the San Jose Giants 4-0. The win made it eleven straight that tied a Rancho Cucamonga franchise record. The first time Rancho Cucamonga won eleven straight, they were a San Diego Padres affiliate.

Isaac Anderson started and pitched five innings and allowed two hits and struck out four. Ben Holmes, Austin Hamilton and Jason Richman followed Anderson to combine for the shutout.

Steve Berman drove in the first run with a double scoring Jeren Kendall in the second inning. Gavin Lux’s fielder’s choice made it 2-0 in the fourth inning.

Lux and Logan Landon each drove in one run in the ninth inning to produce the final 4-0 score.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost to the Dayton Dragons (Reds) 4-2 as the Dragons came back to beat the Loons. The Dragons scored twice in the seventh inning to take the lead and then they added another run in the ninth.

Alfredo Tavarez started for the Loons and he pitched five innings. Tavarez struck out six and gave up a run. Ricardo Hernandez took the loss as he gave up two runs in the seventh.

Rookie - Pioneer

The Raptors jumped out to a six-run lead after their first time at bat and they held on to the 11-9 win over the Grand Junction Rockies. The Raptors had 14 hits and received seven walks.

Jacob Amaya had four hits and scored twice. Daniel Robinson, Drew Avans, Gersel Pitre and Jefrey Souffront each had two hits.

Rookie - Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers got to stay nice and cool inside with an off-night on Friday.


Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Tyler Pill on the 7-day disabled list and activated left-handed pitcher Manny Bañuelos from the 7-day disabled list.

Class-A: Left-handed pitcher Ben Holmes assigned to Rancho Cucamonga and right-handed pitcher Orlandy Navarro assigned to Rancho Cucamonga.

Friday’s scores

Round Rock 3, Oklahoma City 1

Tulsa 6, Midland 5 (11)

Rancho Cucamonga 4, San Jose 0

Dayton 4, Great Lakes 2

Ogden 11, Grand Junction 9

DSL Red SoxOne 4, DSL Dodgers Robinson 1

DSL Red SoxTwo 9, DSL Dodgers Guerrero 5

Saturday’s schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Max Gamboa) vs. Dayton (Hunter Greene)

5:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dustin May) at San Jose (DJ Myers)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Manny Bañuelos) vs. Round Rock (Adrian Sampson)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Frisco [Rangers] (Jonathan Hernandez)

5:40 p.m.: Ogden (Justin Lewis) at Grand Junction (TBD)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Diamondbacks