A very good day for the Dodger minor league affiliates as all four teams won on Monday.
Player of the day
Gavin Lux went 4-for-4 and hit his first home run. The Tulsa shortstop also drove in three runs and scored four times. Lux has at least one hit in each of the four games he has played this season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Will Smith hit a three-run homer to give the Dodgers the lead. That came after run-scoring singles from Daniel Castro and Matt Beaty.
Justin De Fratus started for the Dodgers and he pitched six innings and gave up three runs. Layne Somsen, Zach McAllister and Stetson Allie each pitched an inning to finish the game. Allie gave up a run in the ninth but held on to record his second save.
The Drillers scored early and often to win 10-1 over the Cardinals. They scored in every inning but the seventh. Every batter aside from starting pitcher Austin Hamilton had at least one hit in the Tulsa lineup.
Hamilton pitched four scoreless innings and he was followed by Andre Scrubb who got the win.
As noted above, Gavin Lux had four hits, scored four runs and drove in three. Zach Reks and Lux each homered in the game. Omar Estevez doubled and drove in two runs.
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes were led by strong pitching performances in their 4-1 series opening win over the Rawhide (Diamondbacks). Michael Grove made his organizational debut and he struck out four in three scoreless innings pitched.
It was the Quakes fourth straight win of the season as they continued their road trip to start their season.
Victor Gonzalez got the win as he pitched 2⅓ scoreless innings and struck out five. Jordan Sheffield recorded his first save. He struck out the side with one walk.
Jeren Kendall had three hits, including a double and triple. He also scored once and stole a base. Donovan Casey had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons saw the Cubs score two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game but were then able to push across a run in the bottom of the inning to win 3-2.
Their winning rally was the product of the Loons loading the bases with one out. Dan Robinson then had the walk-off single to win the game.
The Loons took the early lead when they had run-scoring doubles from Niko Hulsizer and Romer Cuadrado. They held that lead behind a strong four innings pitched by Jeronimo Castro.
Castro gave up two hits and two walks while striking out nine. Alfredo Tavarez followed with a scoreless three-inning appearance. Tavarez gave up three hits, one walk and struck out four.
- Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Joe Broussard on the 7-day injured list
- Los Angeles sent left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on a rehab assignment to Tulsa
- Right-handed pitcher Brett de Geus assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden
3:05 pm PT: South Bend (Brailyn Marquez) at Great Lakes Loons (TBA)
4:35 pm: Oklahoma City at Omaha [Royals] (TBA)
5:05 pm: Springfield (Anthony Shew) at Tulsa (Clayton Kershaw)
6:00 pm PT: Rancho Cucamonga (TBA) at Visalia Rawhide (TBA)