Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga each won 4-3 to win their first games of the season. Tulsa and Great Lakes will begin Saturday still looking for their first victory.
Player of the Day
Second baseman Jake Peter entered the game in the top of seventh as a defensive replacement. In the bottom of the seventh, Peter hit a go-ahead two-run homer to put the Dodgers ahead.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAKE!— Oklahoma City Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) April 6, 2019
Jake Peter celebrates by drilling a two-run home run to straight center field in the seventh inning to put the Dodgers in front, 3-2!
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers got a solid start from Daniel Corcino and then two big hits were able to provide the runs needed to ultimately win 4-3 over the San Antonio Missions (Brewers).
Corinco gave up two runs in five innings pitched. He struck out seven and walked one.
With the Dodgers trailing by a run, Jake Peter hit a two-run homer to put them ahead 3-2 after seven innings,
The Missions tied the score in the eighth but then pinch-hitter Paulo Orlando tripled home Ezequiel Carrera to give the Dodgers the lead again.
Stetson Allie came and he struck out two while picking up his first save.
The Drillers were unable to come back as they lost 9-4 to the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). The loss means Tulsa starts the season 0-2 in their defense of their Texas League title.
Yadier Alvarez started and he pitched two innings and gave up three runs. Parker allowed five more runs and that created a deficit too large for the Drillers to make up.
The Drillers had eight hits, all singles and went 2-for-4 with runners in scoring position.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes got excellent bullpen work and although they only had four hits, they got just enough to win 4-3 over the Stockton Ports (Athletics). Logan Salow pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the win and Ryan Moseley got his first save.
Edwin Uceta started for the Quakes and he struck out eight in five innings. Two of the runs came off two solo home runs in the first inning.
Steve Berman hit a two-run single in the second inning to tie the score 2-2. In the seventh inning, the score was tied 3-3. Jeren Kendall hit a fly ball single that scored Brayan Morales with the go-ahead run. Morales also stole three bases.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons are winless after two games, this time losing 6-1 to the Lake County Captains (Indians). Andre Jackson started for the Loons and he gave up five runs in 2⅔ innings.
Meanwhile, the Loons were unable to put together much offense as they went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
1:05 p.m. PDT Great Lakes (TBD) at Lake County (TBD)
5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Ben Holmes) vs. San Antonio (Zack Brown)
5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (J.D. Martin) vs. Arkansas (Zac Grotz)
7:10 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Bryan Warzek) at Stockton (TBD)