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Quakes breakup no-hitter in 10th and win 3-0

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Drew Avans triple ends no-hitter and shutout in 10th

Jordan Sheffield
Photo credit: Tomo San | LA Dodgers

Just two games were played and an extra-inning win by the Quakes gave the Dodger affiliates a split on Tuesday.

Player of the day

Drew Avans got the only hit for the Quakes but it was a big one. A two-run triple gave the Quakes the lead and then Avans scored on Montgomery’s squeeze bunt.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were off on Tuesday. They begin a series against the Missions (Brewers) in San Antonio later today.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers game against the RockHounds (Athletics) was postponed due to bad weather. It will now be played as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday night with the first game starting at 3:00 p.m. PDT in Midland.

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

You might look at the final score and see that the Quakes shutout the 66ers (Angels) 3-0 in ten innings. But that isn’t close to describing what happened.

For nine innings, the Quakes were no-hit by the 66ers. Kyle Bradish was a particular standout, he pitched four innings and struck out nine while walking two.

But the Quakes were also very good on the mound as they held the 66ers scoreless for nine innings to send the game to extra-innings. Max Gamboa, who got the win, pitched the eighth and ninth innings and he struck out five in this outing.

In the tenth, Starling Heredia started on second base and after a wild pitch and a walk to Marcus Chiu, Drew Avans split the alley with a triple. Not only did Avans breakup the no-hitter, he gave the Quakes the lead.

Avans would then score on a squeeze bunt and in just a few minutes, the Quakes were up by three runs.

Jordan Sheffield picked up his fifth save and he did with a flourish, striking out the side.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons dropped a one-run game to Whitecaps (Tigers) losing 4-3 at Great Lakes. The game was tied 2-2 after five innings and then the Whitecaps scored two runs in the sixth to retake the lead.

Singles from Jose King and Reece Hampton scored the go-ahead runs for the Whitecaps. The Loons got one back on a Romer Cuadrado infield single in the eighth.

Josiah Gray was making his fourth start of the year and it was shortest effort yet for the Loon right-hander.

Gray had pitched 14⅔ total innings in his prior three starts and he had been very good with just five hits and two runs allowed. On Tuesday night, Gray pitched 2⅔ innings and he matched his season totals of five hits and two runs given up in just this game.

Joel Inoa took the loss for the Loons. But the Loons did not help themselves going 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Tuesday scores

Rancho Cucamonga 3, Inland Empire 0 (10)

West Michigan 4, Great Lakes 3

Transactions

  • Tulsa placed right-handed pitcher J.D. Martin on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 19, 2019

Wednesday schedule

11:05 am PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. West Michigan (Kacey Murphy)

3:00 pm: Tulsa (Mitchell White & Parker Curry) at Midland (Grant Holmes & Matt Milburn)

3:30 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Inland Empire (Andrew Wantz)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Dennis Santana) at San Antonio [Brewers] (TBD)