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Santana slams Quakes to another win

Rancho Cucamonga wins on a Cristian Santana walk-off grand slam

Cristian Santana
Cristian Santana
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The Quakes and Loons extended their winning streaks while tough losses for Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Player of the day

Cristian Santana hit a walk-off grand slam to give the Quakes a 13-9 win. Santana went 4-for-6 and drove in six runs on Tuesday. Santana is tied for the league lead with 21 home runs and his 96 RBI leads the league by a wide margin.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were unable to produce any runs in their 1-0 ten-inning loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals). In the bottom of the tenth, the Storm Chasers were able to use two outs to score the winning run.

The winning rally saw the Storm Chasers get a ground out to first that moved their runner on second to third base. Jack Lopez hit a sacrifice fly to right to score the winning run.

Prior to that, the Dodgers got a excellent start from Daniel Corcino. Corcino pitched seven innings and gave up two hits and three walks. He also struck out four.

Alex Verdugo and Donovan Solano each had two hits but the Dodgers would go 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers fell behind early and could not catch up in their 10-6 loss to the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros). Trailing 8-0, the Drillers got within three runs but were unable to close the gap anymore.

Justin DeFratus started for Tulsa and he pitched four innings and he gave up eight runs (five earned) and nine hits.

Keibert Ruiz hit two home runs and drove in four runs. Ruiz has started August well, in 43 plate appearances, he is hitting .375/.419/.525.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes took an early lead and then saw the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) comeback to tie the game. With the game tied 9-9 in the ninth inning, the Quakes loaded the bases with two outs and then Cristian Santana won the game with a walk-off grand slam.

Santana hit his 21st home run that tied him for the league lead and his 96 RBI leads the league by over twenty RBI.

Edwin Uceta made his second start for the Quakes he pitched well. In 5⅔ innings, Uceta gave up two runs on two solo home runs. Those were the only hits he allowed. Uceta struck out ten and walked three.

Santana had four hits, Omar Estevez, Cody Thomas and Hamlet Marte each had three hits. Carlos Rincon hit two doubles and drove in two runs.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons scored five runs in the first inning and held off the Dayton Dragons (Reds) for a 7-6 win. The win extended their winning streak to seven games and they are just a half game out of playoff berth.

Alfredo Tavarez started the game for the Loons and he pitched five innings. Tavarez gave up five runs and three hits. Darien Nunez and Melvin Jiminez each pitched two innings with Jiminez getting his second save.

Deacon Liput scored twice and had three hits. Drew Avans had two hits and drove in two runs.

Pioneer-Rookie Ogden

The Raptors put together a 19-hit attack to beat the Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox) 10-5 win on Tuesday. All nine batters in the lineup had at least one hit with seven of them having multi-hit games.

Eric Peterson went 4-for-4 and Ramon Rodriguez had three hits.

Kevin Malisheski won his third game, he pitched five innings and gave up three runs and four hits.

Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers and AZL Mariners game was suspended after the top of the fourth inning. Josh Fields made his third rehab appearance, he pitched one inning and gave up no hits or walks.


Double-A: Tulsa placed outfielder Tyler Goeddel on the temporarily inactive list. Tulsa activated right-handed pitcher Andrew Sopko from the 7-day disabled list.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga activated right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield from the 7-day disabled list.

Rookie: Oklahoma City sent infielder Matt Beaty on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.

Tuesday’s scores

Omaha 1, Oklahoma City 0 (10)

Corpus Christi 10, Tulsa 6

Rancho Cucamonga 13, Lake Elsinore 9

Great Lakes 7, Dayton 6

Ogden 10, Great Falls 5

AZL Dodgers 2, AZL Mariners 0 (Suspended - Rain)

DSL Dodgers Guerrero 5, DSL Indians/Brewers 4

Wednesday’s schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Bowling Green [Rays] (TBD)

5:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Royals

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Kyle Lobstein) at Omaha (Arnaldo Hernandez)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Ben Holmes) vs. Corpus Christi (Brock Dykxhoorn)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Caleb Sampen) at Great Falls (Codi Heuer)

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

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Julio Urias) vs. Lake Elsinore (TBD)