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Minor league report for Apr. 6 action

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The Dodgers’ minor league affiliates went 1-3 on Saturday. The Tulsa Drillers and the Great Lakes Loons have yet to win a game, each with a 0-3 record going into Sunday’s games.

Triple-A: Oklahoma City Dodgers

Oklahoma City showed impressive performances on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough for them to defeat the San Antonio Missions.

Paulo Orlando and Jake Peter hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning to cut the Missions’ lead to one run. The Dodgers took advantage of the defense’s mistakes to score another run. Rocky Gale reached base by means of a fielding error and advanced to second base when Daniel Castro received a walk. Ezequiel Carrera would groundout, but Gale scored because of a throwing error by the second baseman, Keston Hiura.

The game was tied going into the eighth, but the Missions would break the tie in the top of the ninth, courtesy of a two-run homer by Tyrone Taylor. The Dodgers were not able to respond to the scoring, losing the game, 6-4.

The most impressive outing of the night came from the Oklahoma City pitching staff, who struck out a total of 18 batters. Ben Holmes and Zack McAllister each notched five K’s, Jaime Schultz and Justin Grimm earned three a piece and Josh Smoker snagged the last two.

Double-A: Tulsa Drillers

The Tulsa Drillers could almost taste their first “W” of the season, but they were not able to hold on to the lead in the 8-5 loss to the Arkansas Travelers.

The Drillers got off to a 2-0 deficit in the second inning, but were able to take the lead in the fourth. With one out in the inning, Tulsa hit back-to-back singles, followed by back-to-back doubles to get three runs on the board, going up 3-2 over the Travelers.

Arkansas scored four more off of pitcher J.D. Martin before getting another two runs in the ninth for good measure. This would be enough to give them the edge over the Drillers.

This is the the Double-A affiliate’s third loss in a row. They look to find their first victory on Sunday.

Single-A: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The Quakes improve to 2-1 on the season after defeating the Stockton Ports on Saturday, 4-3.

Connor Wong and Marcus Chiu each smacked home runs late in the game to add to the lead. The Quakes would need both of these runs because the Ports scored a run in the ninth to finish just one run shy of staying alive.

Rancho Cucamonga scored four runs off of five hits and three walks. They were 2-for-5 with runners in scoring position, leaving four runners on base.

Class-A: Great Lakes Loons

The Loons scored three runs, more than any other time this season, in their 5-3 loss to the Lake County Captains. They fall to 0-3 to start the season.

Jasiel Alvino pitched in relief for the Loons and allowed the Captains to score three runs in his appearance, which earned him the loss.

Niko Hulsizer, Miguel Vargas and Leonel Valera each earned an RBI on Saturday. The offense was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left six on base.

Saturday scores

San Antonio 6, Oklahoma City 4

Arkansas Travelers 8, Tulsa Drillers 5

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4, Stockton Ports 3

Lake County Captains 5, Great Lakes Loons 3

Sunday schedule

12:05 pm PDT: San Antonio Missions (Aaron Wilkerson) vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers (Tony Gonsolin)

11:05 am PDT: Arkansas Travelers vs. Tulsa Drillers

2:09 pm PDT: Stockton Ports (Wyatt Marks) vs. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Gerardo Carrillo)

11:05 pm PDT: Lake County Captains vs. Great Lakes Loons