All three full-season affiliates won on Monday and both the Quakes and Loons moved closer to clinching their place in the postseason.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers defeated the Grizzlies (Nationals) 6-5 on Monday. Brock Stewart pitched five innings and got the win. He gave up three runs and five hits.
Stewart gave up all three runs in the top of the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth, the Dodgers scored six runs to take the lead.
With the bases loaded and one out, Zach Reks singled home two runs. After Will Smith walked, Shane Anderson drove in three with a triple. Anderson would then score the sixth run on a wild pitch.
The Dodgers would hang on to win with Kevin Quackenbush recording his first save of the season.
The Drillers were off on Monday. They will begin a series against the RoughRiders (Rangers) at Frisco on Tuesday.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes took the lead in the second inning and then held on to beat the 66ers (Angels) 7-5 at San Bernardino on Monday night. The win lowered the Quakes magic number to one.
Any combination of Lake Elsinore Storm losses or a Quakes win will clinch the first half division title.
In the second inning, the Quakes took the lead with Jordan Procyshen’s two-run double. Jeren Kendall hit a solo home run in the third inning. And then in the fourth inning, Donovan Casey singled home two runs. Casey would then score on Deacon Liput’s single.
Kendall would then score the final run in the ninth inning. He would hit a leadoff triple and then score on an error.
Melvin Jiminez won his first game, he pitched 2⅓ innings and gave up two runs and a hit. Logan Salow pitched the final two innings and picked up his fifth save.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons won their 40th game of the season as they beat the Cubs 8-3 at Dow Diamond. The win lowered the Loons magic number is two. Any combination of Loons wins and Lake County Captain’s losses that equal two will put the Loons in the postseason.
Jose Martinez started and pitched a solid five innings. He gave up one run and three hits. Martinez also struck out six.
Zach Willeman would record his first save, he pitched 3⅓ innings and struck out seven.
Miguel Vargas, Jacob Amaya and Leonel Valera each had two hits. For Vargas, both hits were doubles.
- Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart from the 7-day injured list
- Right-handed pitcher Justin De Fratus assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City
Rancho Cucamonga 7, Inland Empire 5
4:05 pm: PDT Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) at Lake County [Indians] (TBD)
5:05 pm: Tulsa (Victor Gonzalez) at Frisco [Rangers] (Edgar Arredondo)
7:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Gerardo Carrillo) at Inland Empire (Aaron Hernandez)