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Quakes win 5-2, Leo Crawford pitches 7 innings, strikes out 5

Leo Crawford
Leo Crawford
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Four wins out of five games for the Dodger minor-league affiliates. A little more than three weeks to go in the regular season for the full-season teams.

Player of the day

Leo Crawford pitched seven innings and gave up two runs while striking out five. Crawford won his fifth game with the Quakes.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers got a very good pitching performance from Brock Stewart and combining that with some early runs gave them a 9-0 win over the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals). Brock Stewart pitched 7⅓ innings and he gave up two hits and walked three. Stewart also struck out five.

The Dodgers scored five runs in the first inning to jump out to a nice lead. Alex Verdugo doubled home Tim Locastro for the first run. Then Andrew Toles singled home two runs. Edwin Rios would drive home Toles for the four run lead.

Finally after Rocky Gale doubled, Jake Peter singled home Gale for the inning’s fifth run.

Verdugo would have three hits including a solo home run. Toles would also have two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers game against the San Antonio Missions (Padres) was postponed due to wet field conditions.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes won 5-2 over the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies). The win completed a series sweep for the Quakes. Leo Crawford pitched seven solid innings to pick up his fifth win for the Quakes.

Isaac Anderson pitched the ninth inning to record his first save.

Crawford gave up a two-run homer in the first inning to put the Quakes behind. The Quakes tied the game in the fourth on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly.

Donovan Casey drove home the tie-breaking run in the sixth and the Quakes added two more runs in the eighth.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons got a walk-off 1-0 win over the Dayton Dragons (Reds) on Sunday. It was their fifth win in-a-row. The Loons are battling for a playoff spot, as they enter the last three weeks of the regular season, they are just a ½ game out of the playoffs.

Gerardo Carrillo made the start for the Loons and pitched six strong innings. Austin Drury got the win, he pitched the final two innings.

Pioneer-Rookie Ogden

The Raptors keep proving no-lead is safe if they have a chance to bat as they came back to beat Billings Mustangs (Reds) 15-11 on Sunday.

Trailing by six runs going to the eighth, the Raptors would score nine runs to take the lead. Eight of the nine Raptor hitters had at least one hit.

Evy Ruibal was the only Raptor pitcher to not give up any runs. Thus, he got the win.

Jeremy Arocho had two hits and three runs batted in. Matt Cogen and Niko Hulsizer each had two hits, Hulsizer scored three runs. And Marco Hernandez and Jeffrey Souffront each had three hits.

Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers lost 5-3 to the AZL Cubs One. Los Angeles right-handed pitcher Yimi Garcia made a rehab start and pitched one scoreless inning. Quakes right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield also pitched a scoreless inning.

The Cubs would score four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead. They added a run in the seventh inning to give them their fifth run and the final score of the game.

Transactions

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga placed catcher Connor Wong on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 11, 2018.

Rookie: Right-handed pitcher Orlandy Navarro assigned to Ogden Raptors from Great Lakes. Great Lakes sent outfielder Starling Heredia on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.

Sunday’s scores

Oklahoma City 9, Memphis 0

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Lancaster 2

Great Lakes 1, Dayton 0

Ogden 15, Billings 11

AZL Cubs One 5, AZL Dodgers 3

Monday’s schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Dayton (Austin Orewiler)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Zach Neal) at Omaha [Royals] (TBD)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) at Great Falls [White Sox] (Jonathan Stiever)

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