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Justin De Fratus pitches Drillers to 6-2 win over RoughRiders

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The minor league affiliates went 3-3 on Wednesday

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The Quakes and Loons wrapped up their All-Star break and will begin second-half action on Thursday. The Tulsa Drillers had the most dominating win of all minor league affiliates, getting off to an early lead and never looking back.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Dodgers had a day off on Wednesday. They continue action on Thursday against the Memphis RedBirds.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers completed the sweep of the Frisco RoughRiders with a 6-2 win on Wednesday.

Starting pitcher Justin De Fratus pitched seven innings, allowing only two runs to score from four hits and no walks. He struck out seven. His record improves to 5-5 and this outing lowered his ERA to 5.20.

Yordy Cabrera held De Fratus’ lead with two scoreless innings to take the Drillers to the finish line.

The Drillers’ offense included two-run home runs by Cody Thomas and DJ Peters. Gavin Lux, who is a Texas League All-Star, went 3-for-4 and scored two runs on Wednesday.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes return from their All-Star Break on Thursday.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Loons wrapped up their All-Star Break and will also return to action on Thursday.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors split the two-game series versus the Orem Owlz, with a 9-4 loss on Wednesday. They trailed by as many as eight runs before busting out a three-run ninth inning.

Sauryn Lao doubled twice in the game. Lao and Jon Littell combined for four of the Raptors’ seven hits of the night. Littell is also responsible for driving in two of the four runs scored for Ogden.

21-year-old pitcher Kevin Malisheski was credited with the loss, allowing four earned runs in 2 23 innings pitched. He allowed seven hits and only dealt one strikeout.

Rookie Arizona League

AZL Dodgers Mota (One) earned their first loss of the season with a 6-3 loss to the AZL Mariners. They weren’t able to get on the board until the seventh inning, but they weren’t able to make the full comeback.

Kody Hoese has made 9 plate appearances in the AZL and has only recorded one out. On Wednesday, he went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a walk.

AZL Dodgers Lasordsa (Two) also lost on Wednesday by a score of 9-5. Like team Mota, they made an effort for a comeback, but weren’t able to do it. Yunior Garcia went 2-for-4 with two RBIs on the night.

Transactions

  • Great Lakes Loons placed LHP Justin Bruihl on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 17
  • Great Lakes Loons activated LHP John Rooney from the temporarily inactive list
  • Great Lakes Loons activated RHP Zach Willeman from the temporarily inactive list
  • Great Lakes Loons placed C Gersel Pitre on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 17
  • CF Josh McLain assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Ogden Raptors
  • RF Niko Hulsizer assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes Loons

Wednesday scores

Tulsa 6, Frisco 2

Orem 9, Ogden 4

AZL Mariners 6, AZL Dodgers Mota (One) 3

AZL Dodgers Lasorda (Two) 9, AZL Athletics 5

DSL Braves 7, DSL Dodgers Bautista 4

DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 5, DSL Pirates One 4

Thursday schedule

4:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne (TBD)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Tony Gonsolin) vs. Memphis (Mike Hauschild)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (Edwin Uceta) vs. Amarillo (Emmanuel Ramirez)

6:35 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lancaster (TBD)