Rancho Cucamonga wins their 40th game in second-half. Great Lakes moves into a playoff spot with win. Oklahoma City loses in extra-innings and Tulsa can’t overcome early deficit.
Player of the day
Leo Crawford won his sixth game as a Rancho Cucamonga Quake on Saturday. He pitched six innings and allowed one run and three hits. He struck out four and walked two.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Andrew Toles hit his second two-run homer in as many games in the first inning. Tim Locastro singled home a run in the seventh inning.
The Dodgers could not take advantage of loading the bases with no outs in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie.
Zach Neal started for the Dodgers and pitched six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. Yimi Garcia gave up the tying two runs in his one-inning outing.
The Drillers fell behind to the San Antonio Missions (Padres) and lost 4-1 on Saturday. Mitchell White gave up the four runs (two earned) in seven innings pitched. He also struck out eight.
But the Drillers really could not get much going offensively. Drew Jackson’s solo home run provided all of the scoring as the team was held to four hits and they struck out 14 times.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes got excellent pitching and scored all three runs in the fifth inning to win 3-1 over the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). Leo Crawford, Jordan Sheffield and Logan Salow combined to strike out 11 in the win.
Trailing by a run, Connor Wong singled to lead off the fifth and then Carlos Rincon hit a two-run homer. It was Rincon’s eighth home run in August. Later in the inning, Omar Estevez would single home the third run.
After Crawford finished his six innings of work, Sheffield struck out two in the seventh inning. Salow finished by striking out five of the six batters he faced, including striking out the side in the ninth to get his second save.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons won 4-3 over the South Bend Cubs and moved into a wild-card spot in their playoff race. Drew Avans hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie.
The Loons got nearly spotless relief as Stephen Kolek and Austin Drury pitched the final three innings. They combined to give up one hit with five strikeouts to finish the game.
Avans hit a solo home run in the fifth to tie the game. Josh McClain went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in.
The Raptors fell 6-4 to the Billings Mustangs (Reds) on Saturday. The Mustangs scored the last six runs in the game including three in the eighth inning that gave them the win.
Ronny Brito hit a three-run homer in the first to give the Raptors the early lead. Eric Peterson hit a solo home run in the second to make it 4-0 but that ended all of the Raptors scoring in the game.
The Raptors went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position after the second inning. That included the ninth the inning when they put the tying runs in scoring position and then both batters struck out to end the game.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers gave up five runs in the seventh and went on to lose 10-7 to the AZL Rangers.
Riley Ottesen took the loss as he gave up four runs on one hit and three walks in the seventh inning. The AZL Dodgers pitchers gave up 11 walks in the game.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated infielder Alex Burg and outfielderTravis Taijeron from the 7-day disabled list. Oklahoma City placed infielder Connor Joe and outfielder Henry Ramos on the 7-day disabled list. Los Angeles sent right-handed pitcher Yimi Garcia on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City.
Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga activated catcher Connor Wong from the 7-day disabled list. Rancho Cucamonga placed outfielder Saige Jenco on the 7-day disabled list.
11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) at South Bend (TBD)
1:35 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Justin DeFratus & Daniel Corcino) vs. Iowa (TBD & TBD)
3:00 p.m.: Ogden (Brett de Geus) vs. Billings (Adrian Rodriguez)
5:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Edwin Uceda) at Lake Elsinore (Nick Margevicius)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Tony Gonsolin) vs. San Antonio (Lake Bachar)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Mariners