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Kyle Garlick hits three home runs for Oklahoma City

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Cody Roper

There was some late inning drama with Oklahoma City and Tulsa, as both came out victorious.

Player of the day

Kyle Garlick was the hottest hitter across all of the minor leagues on Sunday. He hit three home runs and drove in six runs.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers needed a four-run 11th inning to pick up the victory, defeating the Baby Cakes 11-9. In total, there were eight runs scored in the two extra innings.

After jumping out to a 5-0 lead early on, OKC saw their lead slip away. They entered the top of the ninth, needing a run to tie the game. With one out and the bases empty, Cameron Perkins hit his first homer of the season to tie the game at six a piece.

Daniel Castro gave the Dodgers a one-run lead in the 10th, as the runner from third scored on a double play. Their lead was short-lived, as the Baby Cakes answered right back with a run of their own to tie the game and send it to the 11th.

Will Smith gave the Dodgers the lead right back with an RBI single in the 11th. Kyle Garlick continued his hot day at the plate, as he hit his third home run of the afternoon, giving OKC a 10-7 lead. Perkins followed with his second homer of the game, giving the Dodgers a four-run cushion.

New Orleans tried to spark a two-out rally, as they put two across the board. They couldn’t complete the comeback, as the Dodgers finished with the 11-9 victory over the Baby Cakes.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers scored all of their nine runs in the first three innings en route to their 9-8 victory over the Hooks.

Gavin Lux got things started right away, as he led off the bottom of the first with his fifth homer of the season. After a groundout, the next six runners reached base for Tulsa. Zach Reks singled, and four consecutive walks would give them a 3-0 lead. Jared Walker followed with a single, giving the Drillers an early five-run lead.

Just like Lux earlier, Peters led the third inning off with his fifth homer of the season. Tulsa would load the bases, and score three more runs thanks to a fielders choice and sacrifice fly.

The Hooks threatened late, tacking on three in the ninth to make it a one-run game, but Layne Somsen was able to shut things down and secure the victory for Tulsa.

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes fell to the San Jose Giants 4-2.

The offense just couldn’t seem to get anything going on the day, totaling only five hits. The opportunities were there, they just couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities. They were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners on base.

High-A Great Lakes

The Loons won their ninth consecutive game, beating Wisconsin 4-1.

Niko Hulsizer got the Loons on the board in the first with a solo home run, his fifth of the year. He finished the day with two hits and two runs scored. They struck again in the fifth when Dan Robinson hit his first homer of the year to put Great Lakes ahead 2-0.

The pitching for the Loons were constantly able to escape jams throughout the game. The Timber Rattlers had countless opportunities to put more runs on the board, but failed to do so. They stranded 11 runners on base, and were only 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Transactions

  • Los Angeles Dodgers optioned 1B Matt Beaty to Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers placed OF Blake Gailen on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 4, 2019
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Daniel Corcino from the temporarily inactive list
  • RHP Zach Willeman assigned to Great Lakes Loons from AZL Dodgers 1

Sunday scores

Oklahoma City 11, New Orleans 9

Tulsa 9, Corpus Christi 8

San Jose 4, Rancho Cucamonga 2

Great Lakes 4, Wisconsin 1

Monday schedule

10:05 am PT: Corpus Christi Hooks at Tulsa Dillers

4:30 pm PT: Oklahoma City Dodgers at New Orleans Baby Cakes

4:30 pm PT: Great Lakes Loons at Kane County Cougars