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Ruiz goes 4-for-4 with his second home run of the season

Keibert Ruiz hits home run
Keibert Ruiz
Rich Crimi ~ Tulsa Drillers

Each of the four Dodger minor-league affiliates won on Thursday. Great Lakes split their double-header while the other three won their scheduled game.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Zach Reks had a nice introduction to Oklahoma City as he a three-run homer in his first game to help the Dodgers beat the Storm Chasers (Royals) 5-2 on Thursday. Edwin Rios also homered for the Dodgers.

Ben Holmes got his first win of the season. He pitched five innings and allowed two runs and six hits. Jaime Schultz recorded his second save.

Tony Cingrani made his fourth rehab appearance with Oklahoma City. He gave up a run, two hits and walked one. Cingrani did have one strikeout.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers had a big offensive night with 15 hits and seven walks which led to a 8-2 win over the Travelers (Mariners). Keibert Ruiz went 4-for-4 with his second home run of the season. Cody Thomas was 3-for-3 with two walks.

Justin De Fratus pitched six innings and gave up two runs and five hits. The win evened his record to 2-2. Yordy Cabrera pitched three innings with four strikeouts to get his first save.

The Drillers had men on base all game as they went 6-for-21 with runners in scoring position.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes scored four runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth to comeback and beat the JetHawks (Rockies) 7-2 on Thursday night. The win gave the Quakes another series win as they beat the JetHawks three times in four games.

Josiah Gray had very good start at Lancaster, he made 87 pitches in the five innings he pitched. He gave up two runs and five hits. Gray also struck out nine and only had one walk. The three relievers that followed Gray combined to pitch four scoreless innings.

Ryan Moseley got the win for pitching two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Devin Mann went 4-for-4, Donovan Casey homered and had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons split their double-header against the Whitecaps (Tigers). In the first game, the Whitecaps won 11-3. And then in the second game, the Loons came out on top with a 6-1 win.

John Rooney started that second game, it was his 2019 debut. Rooney pitched four scoreless innings giving up three hits and two walks. He also struck out four.

Luke Heyer hit a two-run homer and James Outman had two hits and two runs driven in.

The first of two Loons highlights from the first game was Miguel Vargas getting three hits and scoring two runs. The second highlight was Jair Camargo hitting his third home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning.


  • Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher JT Chargois to Oklahoma City
  • Los Angeles optioned catcher Rocky Gale to Oklahoma City
  • Outfielder Zach Reks assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa
  • Left-handed pitcher Adam McCreery assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa
  • Outfielder Carlos Rincon assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga
  • Right-handed pitcher Melvin Jimenez assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Ogden

Thursday scores

Oklahoma City 5, Omaha 3

Tulsa 8, Arkansas 2

Rancho Cucamonga 7, Lancaster 2

West Michigan 11, Great Lakes 3

Great Lakes 6, West Michigan 1

Friday schedule

4:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) at West Michigan (Wilkel Hernandez)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (TBD) vs. Omaha (TBD)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Arkansas (Anthony Misiewicz)

7:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Edwin Uceta) vs. Modesto [Mariners] (Ian McKinney)