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Grand slam from Jeter Downs gives Quakes another win

Quakes extend winning streak to four as they finally win at home

Jeter Downs
Jeter Downs
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

It was a winless day for the Dodger affiliates until the Quakes won to extend their winning streak to four games. It was also their first win at LoanMart Field after being on the wrong end of a three-game sweep last weekend.

Player of the day

Jeter Downs had just one hit in his previous 13 at-bats when he hit a grand slam in the second inning. It was Downs first home run of the season and it gave the Quakes the lead.

Downs would also have a sacrifice fly to account for his fifth RBI.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers gave up four runs in the first two innings as they lost to the Storm Chasers (Royals) 5-3 on Thursday. Dennis Santana made the start and he pitched 2⅓ innings. He gave up those four runs, four hits and walked three.

Edwin Rios had two hits and a run driven in. As a team, the Dodgers went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

JT Chargois pitched two scoreless innings for the Dodgers, he also struck out three.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers and Travelers (Mariners) were all knotted up at 2-2 in the seventh inning. Then the Travelers scored six runs and that was more than enough in their 8-2 win.

J.D. Martin had one of those innings when he gave up three two-run homers in the seventh. He would be responsible for eight runs scored by the Travelers.

Omar Estevez, DJ Peters and Keibert Ruiz each had two hits in the loss.

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes have played four series thus far this season. They won all three series on the road and were swept at home last weekend. Last night, the Quakes changed that by beating the Giants 7-3.

The win extended their winning streak to four games.

Wills Montgomerie got the win, he pitched 4⅔ innings in relief. He gave up a run and three hits. Montgomerie also struck out seven and walked one.

Michael Grove started for the Quakes. Grove pitched 2⅓ innings and he allowed two runs, three hits and walked one. He also struck out four.

Jeter Downs hit his first home run of the season and it was a grand slam that gave the Quakes the early lead. Downs also had a sacrifice fly.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were defeated 8-5 by the Hot Rods (Rays) in 13 innings. Both teams scored twice in the twelfth inning but then the Hot Rods scored three times in the thirteenth to win the game.

Great Lakes had trailed 3-0 going to the bottom of the eighth. They scored twice in the eighth behind a Jacob Amaya sacrifice fly and a ground out from Niko Hulsizer.

Down by a run, Dillon Paulson doubled home Dan Robinson to tie the game in the ninth.

Despite that clutch hit, the Loons were only 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position as they left 15 runners on base.

Jose Chacin was effective in relief for the Loons, he pitched four scoreless innings and struck out three.

Thursday scores

Omaha 5, Oklahoma City 3

Arkansas 8, Tulsa 2

Rancho Cucamonga 7, San Jose 3

Bowling Green 8, Great Lakes 5 (13)


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Friday schedule

3:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (Jeronimo Castro) vs. Bowling Green (Caleb Sampen)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Ben Holmes) vs. Iowa [Cubs] (Colin Rea)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (Mitchell White) vs. Arkansas (Darren McCaughan)

7:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Victor Gonzalez) vs. San Jose (DJ Myers)