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Josiah Gray struck out eight over six innings in his best start in the California League.
Steve Saenz

It was a clean sweep on the farm, with the Dodgers, Loons, and Quakes each coming out on top, while the Drillers were washed out.

Player of the day

Josiah Gray had his best start since moving up to High A, striking out eight over six innings, allowing just one unearned run. Gray held the Lake Elsinore Storm to just four base runners, two via walk and two through singles. Gray lowered his California League ERA to 4.08, with 22 strikeouts over 17.2 innings.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City built a commanding early lead to overwhelm the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) 12-3. Six Dodgers had multi-hit games, as Connor Joe, Kyle Garlick, Cameron Perkins, Edwin Rios, Rocky Gale, and Jake Peter each had a pair of hits. Peter, Perkins, and Rios each had a home run as part of their big days.

Justin De Fratus pitched seven strong innings, striking out a pair and allowing two to score to pick up his first win in Triple A this year. J.T. Chargois had a strikeout in a perfect ninth inning.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers and Springfield Cardinals were rained out in Wednesday, they will try for a doubleheader on Thursday.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

A four run third inning backed a strong performance by Josiah Gray and helped power the Quakes to a 5-1 victory over the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). Connor Strain (two) and Wes Helsabeck (one) each pitched scoreless relief outings in support of Gray.

Marcus Chiu paced the offense with a pair of hits and a run driven in. Donovan Casey scored twice while singling and walking once. Casey and Chiu also stole bases in the win, Chiu his fourth and Casey his 11th on the year.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to tie then overtake the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) 8-5. Dillon Paulson highlighted the rally with a three run home run, part of a four RBI game. Niko Hulsizer led the Loons with three hits, two coming via a double. Miguel Vargas also had a pair of hits, runs, and runs driven in.

Andre Jackson was solid despite earning the no decision, going six innings, allowing three runs while striking out eight. Guillermo Zuniga took the win despite allowing two runs over two innings, while Nathan Witt struck out a pair in a scoreless ninth inning save.

Transactions

Double-A: Tulsa received LHP Ben Holmes from Oklahoma City after placing RHP J.D. Martin on the injured list.

Wednesday scores

Oklahoma City 12, Omaha 3

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Lake Elsinore 1

Great Lakes 8, Bowling Green 5

Thursday schedule

3:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Victor Gonzalez) at Springfield (TBD) game one

Tulsa (TBD) at Springfield (TBD) game two

4:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (Zach Willeman) at Bowling Green (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Tony Gonsolin) at Memphis (Anthony Shew)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. Lake Elsinore (TBD)