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Yadier Alvarez strikes out six in relief role

Gavin Lux and Jacob Scavuzzo homer in 3-0 win

Yadier Alvarez
Yadier Alvarez
Photo credit: Rich Crimi | Tulsa Drillers

Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes won. Oklahoma City lost their fifth straight and using the word “lost” is maybe charitable. Three Rookie League teams played and only DSL Dodgers Robinson got a win.

Player of the day

Yadier Alvarez has not had a good year on the mound and after returning from the disabled list in July, he began to pitch exclusively out of the bullpen. And he has had some fair outings and some awful ones. On Saturday night, he recorded his first save of this season when he pitched four scoreless innings to finish the game. He gave up two hits and a walk. Alvarez also struck out six.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers lost their fifth straight game 14-0 to the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals). Logan Bawcom took the loss, he pitched six innings and gave up five runs.

The Redbirds scored four runs in the eighth and five more in the fifth to give them the largest shutout win against the Oklahoma franchise.

Not much went right for the Dodgers, Tim Locastro had three hits and Stetson Allie pitched a scoreless inning.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers got home runs from Jacob Scavuzzo and Gavin Lux in their 3-0 win over the San Antonio Missions (Padres). Tony Gonsolin, Andrew Istler and Yadier Alvarez combined to pitch the shutout.

Alvarez pitched four innings to get the save and also struck out six. Gonsolin started and also pitched four innings. He struck out four.

Keibert Ruiz had three hits, Lux had a double to go along with his solo home run.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes defeated the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) 3-1 on Saturday night. Max Gamboa struck out 11 in his six innings of work. Ryan Moseley and Sven Schueller pitched the final three innings with Schueller getting the save.

Cristian Santana hit a two-run homer to give the Quakes the lead. Omar Estevez had two hits and scored a run.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons scored seven runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 9-3 win over the Dayton Dragons (Reds). Romar Cuadrado hit a grand slam homer to punctuate that fourth inning.

Luke Heyer and Chris Roller each had three hits. John Rooney started for the Loons and pitched three scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

Pioneer-Rookie Ogden

The Raptors lost 6-5 to the Billings Mustangs (Reds) and this was their first walk-off loss of the season.

With one out and runners on first and second, Juan Martinez singled home Drew Mount to score the winning run.

Jose Chacin pitched seven innings and gave up nine hits and five runs (three earned). Dillon Paulson doubled and tripled and drove in one run.

Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers were off on Saturday.


Double-A: Right-handed pitcher Andre Scrubb assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga activated outfielder Donovan Casey from the 7-day disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Justin Hagenman assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.

Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Jesus Vargas assigned to Ogden from Great Lakes.

Saturday’s scores

Memphis 14, Oklahoma City 0

Tulsa 3, San Antonio 0

Rancho Cucamonga 3, Lancaster 1

Great Lakes 9, Dayton 3

Billings 6, Ogden 5

DSL Dodgers Robinson 7, DSL Marlins 3

DSL Rangers One 4, DSL Dodgers Guerrero 1

Sunday’s schedule

11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Dayton (Packy Naughton)

12:05 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) at Billings (Ricky Salinas)

2:05 p.m. PT: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) vs. Lancaster (Brandon Gold)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart) vs. Memphis (Jake Woodford)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Justin DeFratus) at San Antonio (Lake Bachar)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Cubs One