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Dustin May strikes out 5 in 14-6 win over Giants

Dustin May
Dustin May
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

All four full-season Dodger affiliates won on Saturday. The AZL Dodgers were the only winners of the four Rookie-League teams.

Player of the day

Dustin May and the rest of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes who just won their 12th straight game take today’s honor. The Quakes have won 21 of their last 25 games, going 15-2 in the second half of the season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to come back and win 6-5 over the Round Rock Express (Rangers). The win ended a three-game losing streak.

Manny Bañuelos started and he gave up four runs in five innings pitched. He gave up nine hits and walked four. Bañuelos also struck out seven.

Zach Neal made his first appearance with Oklahoma City since being acquired last week. Neal pitched three innings and got the win. Brian Schlitter picked up his 11th save.

In the eighth inning, with one out, the Dodgers loaded the bases. Edwin Rios then walked to drive in the first run. One out later, Travis Taijeron walked to score the second run. Then Angelo Mora singled in two runs to give the Dodgers the lead and eventually the win.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers and the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) went back and forth before the Drillers held on for the 7-6 win on Saturday. Tied 5-5 in the sixth, Drew Jackson hit a solo home run to give the Drillers a lead they wouldn’t lose.

Will Smith, who has been hot in July, hit a solo home run in seventh to give the Drillers a two-run lead. The RoughRiders would score a run in the ninth but they fell one-run short.

Andrew Sopko started and pitched four innings. Sopko gave up five runs and eight hits. Stetson Allie got the win, Allie pitched two scoreless innings. Dylan Baker got the final out for the save.

Errol Robinson, Jackson and Smith each had two hits to lead the Drillers.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes kept on winning as they beat the San Jose Giants 14-6. The win made it twelve in a row for the Quakes which set a new Rancho Cucamonga franchise record.

The Quakes would lead 12-0 before the Giants scored. Dustin May did his job, pitching seven innings and giving up two runs and six hits. May struck out five and walked one. Orlandy Navarro pitched the final two innings for the Quakes.

The Quakes had eighteen hits and six walks. Gavin Lux, Rylan Bannon, and Jared Walker each had three hits. Omar Estevez, Cristian Santana and Zack McKinstry each had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons beat the Dayton Dragons (Reds) 7-1 with Max Gamboa getting the win for pitching five innings and giving up a run. Melvin Jiminez struck out four in three innings. Connor Strain pitched the ninth to sew up the game.

The Loons hit three home runs in this game, Brandon Montgomery hit a three-run home run, and solo home runs for Eric Petersen and Brock Carpenter.

Rookie - Pioneer

The Raptors dropped their game as the Grand Junction Rockies won 5-4. Caleb Sampen pitched 2⅓ innings and gave up four runs and five hits. Justin Hagenman gave up the other run in his 1⅔ innings.

Miguel Vargas and Niko Hulsizer each had two hits.

Rookie - Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers won 10-3 over the AZL Diamondbacks. Frank Sanchez had three hits and Kenneth Betancourt had two hits and three runs driven in.

Gerardo Carrillo pitched three innings and struck out five. In four appearances, Carrillo has pitched 11 innings and struck out 13. Carrillo has given up a run and six hits in those 11 innings.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from Oklahoma City; Los Angeles sent right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino outright to Oklahoma City; left-handed pitcher Brian Moran assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Joe Mortillaro assigned to AZL Dodgers from Great Lakes; right-handed pitcher Nathan Witt assigned to AZL Dodgers from Rancho Cucamonga.

Saturday’s scores

Oklahoma City 6, Round Rock 5

Tulsa 7, Midland 6

Rancho Cucamonga 14, San Jose 6

Great Lakes 7, Dayton 1

Grand Junction 5, Ogden 4

AZL Dodgers 10, AZL Diamondbacks 3

DSL Marlins 7, DSL Dodgers Robinson 5

DSL RangersOne 10, DSL Dodgers Guerrero 7

Sunday’s schedule

11:05 a.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Drew Hutchison) vs. Round Rock (David Hurlbut)

11:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) vs. Dayton (Tyler Mondile)

4:00 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) at Grand Junction (TBD)

5:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Parker Curry) at San Jose (Raffi Vizcaino)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Frisco (Pedro Payano)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Angels