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Quakes clinch playoff berth for fifth consecutive year

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The long ball guides Quakes to their clinching victory

Quakes celebrate first half division title!
RC Quakes

With their win on Tuesday night, the Quakes are going back to the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

No game.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers pitching staff was able to keep the RoughRiders in check, as combined for 10 strikeouts in their 4-0 win.

Victor Gonzalez got his second win of the season, throwing 5 13 scoreless innings and striking out five. He was relieved by Yordy Cabrera, who didn’t allow a hit in his 1 23 innings of work. Shea Spitzbarth finished things off, recording five of his six outs via the strikeout.

Tulsa struck first in the fourth inning. Cody Thomas was hit by a pitch, and eventually found himself at third. He’d come in to score on a Christian Santana single. The Drillers scored three runs the next inning, thanks to a string of four consecutive hits.

On the night, every starter except Keibert Ruiz had at least one hit.

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

With their win on Tuesday night, the Quakes are officially First Half South Division Champions, clinching their fifth consecutive playoff berth.

The game was tied at five a-piece entering the ninth inning. Down 0-2 in the count, Jeren Kendall led the inning off with his fourth homer of the year, putting the Quakes up one. After a Jeter Downs walk, Connor Wong doubled him inning, putting Rancho ahead 7-5.

Max Gamboa, who recorded two outs in the eighth, recorded a scoreless ninth to help the Quakes clinch the division.

For the game, the Quakes hit a total of four home runs. Devin Mann got things started in the first inning with his 11th of the season to put his team up 1-0 early on. In the fourth, Wong hit a solo shot for his 12th of the year, and Donovan Casey hit a two-run shot an inning later.

High-A Great Lakes

A five-run third was too much for the Loons to overcome, as they dropped one to the Captains, 9-3. The Loons jumped ahead 2-0 early on, but Lake County would score nine runs over the final six innings to secure the victory. Jacob Amaya had two hits for the Loons, and drove in one of their three runs.

Jose Chacin started for the Loons, but failed to make it past the third inning. In his 2 23 innings of work, he allowed five runs, walking three and striking out zero.

Transactions

  • Los Angeles Dodgers recalled LHP Caleb Ferguson from Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • Tulsa Drillers placed RHP J.D. Martin on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 9, 2019
  • Rancho Cucamonga Quakes activated LHP Wes Helsabeck from the temporarily inactive list
  • Rancho Cucamonga Quakes placed LHP Austin Hamilton on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 9, 2019
  • RHP Mark Washington assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Ogden Raptors
  • Great Lakes Loons placed RHP Drew Finley on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 8, 2019

Tuesday scores

Tulsa 4, Frisco 0

Rancho Cucamonga 7, Inland Empire 5

Lake County 9, Great Lakes 3

Wednesday schedule

9:00 a.m. PT: Great Lakes Loons (John Rooney) at Lake County Captains (TBA)

10:05 a.m. PT: Tulsa Drillers (Dustin May) at Frisco RoughRiders (Jonathan Hernandez)

5:35 p.m. PT: Oklahoma City Dodgers (Mitchell White) at Albuquerque Isotopes (Kyle Freeland)

7:05 p.m. PT: Lake Elsinore Storm (TBA) at Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (TBA)