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Tulsa wins 5-3 as they head into their break

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Drillers start second half with 5-1 record

ONEOK Field in the early evening
ONEOK Field in the early evening
Rich Crimi

Only Tulsa, Great Lakes and Ogden won on Sunday. Tulsa has started their second half with a 5-1 record. Texas League will have their All-Star Game on Tuesday so they will take a break.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers fell behind in the first inning and never got into this game as they lost 8-2 to the Redbirds (Cardinals). Daniel Corcino gave up six runs in his 5⅓ innings to take the loss.

Connor Joe hit a solo home run and Rocky Gale had a two-out run scoring single to account for the Dodger offense.

Zach Reks and Edwin Rios each had two hits.

The Dodgers went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and they left eight runners on base.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers scored twice in the eighth to break a tie game and then they held on to beat the Sod Poodles (Padres) 5-3 on Sunday. The win increased their second-half record to 5-1 as the Drillers get ready to take their All-Star break.

Chris Parmelee and DJ Peters had run-scoring singles to give the Drillers their lead in the eighth inning.

Jordan Sheffield, who had given up the tying run in the top of the eighth, struck out three of the four batters he faced in the top of the ninth to pick up the win.

Carlos Rincon and Zach McKinstry each had three hits, Rincon scored twice and McKinstry drove in two.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes lost 9-8 to the JetHawks (Rockies) at Lancaster on Sunday. The Quakes had scored four runs in the seventh to take a one-run lead but they could not hold it.

Devin Mann hit two home runs, Connor Wong hit a grand slam to give the Quakes their short-lived lead. Marcus Chiu also homered.

Andre Jackson started and gave up five runs and four hits in 3⅔ innings pitched. He also struck out six.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons won a close one as they beat the TinCaps (Padres) 2-1 at home on Sunday. A solo home run by Luke Heyer and a sacrifice fly by Jacob Amaya would prove to be just enough for the win.

Jose Martinez pitched six scoreless innings for the Loons. He gave up three hits and had four strikeouts. Guillermo Zuniga got his fourth win and Joel Inoa got the save.

Miguel Vargas also had two hits for the Drillers.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors scored single runs in the eighth and ninth inning that beat the Owlz (Angels) 9-8 at Lindquist Field. With the game tied 8-8 in the ninth inning, Sam McWilliams singled home Jeremy Arocho to get the walkoff win.

Melvin Jiminez had pitched a scoreless ninth inning which led to him getting his third win.

Justin Yurchak had two more hits. Ramon Rodriguez also had two hits. Andrew Shaps led all Raptors with three hits.

Transactions

  • Los Angeles recalled catcher Will Smith from Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma City activated catcher Ben Moore from the 7-day injured list

Sunday scores

Memphis 8, Oklahoma City 2

Tulsa 5, Amarillo 3

Lancaster 9, Rancho Cucamonga 8

Great Lakes 2, Fort Wayne 1

Ogden 8, Orem 7

AZL Reds 10, AZL Dodgers Lasorda 7

AZL Padres Two 7, AZL Dodgers Mota 3

Monday schedule

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Dennis Santana) vs. Memphis (Mike Hauschild)

6:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lake Elsinore [Padres] (Elliot Ashbeck)