Oklahoma City started their last road trip in the regular season with a loss. Tulsa got a walk-off win to begin a big series. Rancho Cucamonga loss ended 7-game winning streak. Ogden won their fifth straight.
Player of the day
Yadier Alvarez made his third straight start after a stint in the bullpen on Tuesday. He pitched 5⅔ innings and gave up three runs (two earned), three hits and walked three. Alvarez also had a season-high seven strikeouts.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Logan Bawcom made the start for the Dodgers and the Cubs greeted him by scoring five runs in the first inning. Bawcom would pitch five innings where he allowed six runs, nine hits and walked five.
Alex Verdugo hit a solo home run to account for one of the runs the Dodgers scored.
The Drillers defeated the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 6-5 to take the first game of their five-game series. The winning run scored when a bad throw allowed Logan Landon to score.
Andrew Istler got the win in relief. Yadier Alvarez started for the Drillers and he gave up three runs (two earned) in 5⅔ innings.
Jacob Scavuzzo got things started well when he doubled home two runs in the first inning. He would then score on a Zach Reks single.
The Naturals twice tied the game, the last time at 5-5 before the Drillers got their last run to win the game.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes fell 8-5 to the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) in their first game of their three-game series at Lancaster. The loss ended their seven-game winning streak.
Lancaster scored three runs in the first inning and would eventually lead 6-0 after four innings. Max Gamboa took the loss for the Quakes, he gave up those six runs in five innings pitched.
Despite the thirteen total runs scored on 25 combined hits, neither team hit well with runners in scoring position. The Quakes, who had 12 hits, went 1-for-13 in those situations while the JetHawks only saw one of their 13 hits come with runners in scoring position.
Jared Walker and Connor Wong each homered for the Quakes.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were off on Tuesday. They will travel to Lansing to start a series against the Lugnuts (Blue Jays) on Wednesday
The Raptors got excellent pitching performances and went on to beat the Orem Owlz (Angels) 4-1 on Tuesday. Onlandy Navarro struck out four in five innings pitched and he got the win.
Connor Mitchell and Justin Bruihl each pitched two innings in relief. Mitchell had three strikeouts in his two innings of work. Bruihl got his first save for Ogden.
Arizona-Rookie AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers had a first round bye on Tuesday as a reward for finishing with one of the top two records in Arizona League. Today, they will host the AZL Indians Two in the semi-finals.
Triple-A: Los Angeles sent left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City.
Rookie: Great Lakes sent infielder Moises Perez on a rehab assignment to Ogden.
2:38 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Zach Neal & Justin DeFratus) at Iowa (Trevor Clifton & Duncan Robinson)
3:00 p.m.: Tulsa (Mitchell White & Andrew Sopko) vs. NW Arkansas (Foster Griffin & Luis Lugo)
4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Lansing [Blue Jays] (Donnie Sellers)
5:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers vs. AZL Indians Two
5:30 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) vs. Idaho Falls [Royals] (TBD)
6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) at Lancaster (Brandon Gold)