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Late comeback gives Drillers 8-5 win

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Home runs by Gavin Lux and Zach Reks fuel win

Gavin Lux
Gavin Lux
Rich Crimi ~ Tulsa Drillers

On Tuesday, two Dodger minor league affiliates won and two lost. Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga were able to win at home while Oklahoma City and Great Lakes each lost. For the Loons, the loss ended their ten-game winning streak.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

After five scoreless innings, the Sounds (Rangers) scored four runs in the sixth and went on to beat the Dodgers 4-2. The Sounds got five straight hits to start the inning, the first three were off Joe Broussard and then Josh Sborz gave up two more.

Broussard took his first loss of the season and the Dodgers record is now 10-21.

Dennis Santana started the game and pitched four scoreless innings. Santana gave up five hits and walked two. He also struck out six.

Tony Cingrani made a rehab appearance and pitched a scoreless inning. He did give up two hits and had one walk. Cingrani also struck out two.

Edwin Rios and Shane Peterson each had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers scored four runs in the seventh to comeback and beat the Hooks (Astros) 8-5. The win meant they won their series against the Hooks, winning three of four games.

With two out in the seventh inning, Gavin Lux and Zach McKinstry each walked. Zach Reks then hit a three-run homer to give the Drillers lead. The Drillers would then score one more run in the seventh and added one run in the eighth for the three-run victory.

Lux homered earlier in the game to make it three home runs in his last two games.

Andre Scrubb pitched two scoreless innings to get the win. Marshall Kasowski recorded his first save of the season.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes out-pitched the 66ers (Angels) to win 2-0 in the first game of their series at LoanMart Field. Edwin Uceta pitched six scoreless innings and got his second win of the season.

Uceta struck out eight and walked one in his outing. Connor Mitchell, Wes Helsabeck and Logan Salow pitched the last three innings for the Qaukes, Salow recorded his first save.

The Quakes scored their first run when Nick Yarnall walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. Connor Wong hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to give the Quakes a two-run lead.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Cougars (Diamondbacks) scored five runs in the seventh to break the game open and went on to beat the Loons 8-1 on Tuesday. That loss ended the Loons’ ten-game winning streak.

Jeronimo Castro started for the Loons and he pitched four innings. He gave up two runs and five hits. Castro also struck out five and walked one.

Niko Hulsizer and James Outman each had two hits for the Loons. As a team, the Loons were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and they left seven on base.

Transactions

  • Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Dennis Santana from the 7-day injured list
  • Los Angeles sent left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City
  • Right-handed pitcher Connor Strain assigned to Rancho Cucamonga

Nashville 4, Oklahoma City 2

Tulsa 8, Corpus Christi 5

Rancho Cucamonga 2, Inland Empire 0

Kane County 8, Great Lakes 1

Wednesday schedule

9:00 am PDT: Great Lakes (Stephen Kolek) at Kane County (Ryan Weiss)

10:35 am: Rancho Cucamonga (Gerardo Carrillo) vs. Inland Empire (Travis Herrin)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart) vs. Nashville [Rangers] (Seth Maness)