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Will Smith second homer caps ninth inning rally

Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

It was a very nice Friday for the Dodger affiliates as every team but Tulsa won.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers scored four runs in the ninth inning to come back and beat the Redbirds (Cardinals) 6-3 at Memphis. Gavin Lux singled home two runs to give the Dodgers their lead and then Will Smith hit his second home run, a two-run shot, to make it 6-3.

Brock Stewart had pitched five innings in relief to get the win, Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth inning to get his sixth save.

Lux and Smith were two of the six Dodgers to record two hits on Friday. Matt Beaty, DJ Peters, Kyle Garlick and Connor Joe also had two hits in the game.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers lost a close one to the Naturals (Royals) as they fell short in their 3-1 defeat. Justin De Fratus pitched eight innings for the Drillers. He gave up three runs and ten hits. De Fratus struck out four with no walks.

Carlos Rincon and Drew Avans each had two hits but as a team, Tulsa went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

In the ninth inning, Angelo Mora had a pinch-hit single that scored the Drillers only run.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes got another great pitching performance from Josiah Gray in their 4-0 shutout over the Giants on Friday. Gray had his second-straight seven-inning outing, this time he gave up one hit and one walk. Gray also struck out seven.

No pitcher in the Dodger minor league organization has pitched better than Gray since the beginning of the June.

In that time, Gray has made eight starts. He has averaged over six-innings per start, pitching a total of 49⅔ innings. He has given up ten runs (eight earned) and 34 hits. Gray has 58 strikeouts and eight walks.

The Quakes only had five hits themselves on Friday. Niko Hulsizer stole home to score the first run of the game.

Jeren Kendall and Brayan Morales each had run-scoring hits for the Quakes.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons shutout the Kernels (Twins) 7-0 to sweep their three-game series. It also extended their winning streak to four games.

John Rooney struck out six in his six scoreless innings to win his fifth game. He gave up two hits and two walks.

Jacob Amaya had two hits and drove in three runs. James Outman and Hunter Feducci each homered, Feducci’s was a three-run shot.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors won their fifth straight game as they overwhelmed the Chukars (Royals) in their 18-1 victory. The Raptors had nineteen hits and they also walked eight times.

All ten batters for the Raptors were able to get at least one hit. Zac Ching went 4-for-6. Marco Hernandez collected three hits on Friday.

Andrew Shaps solo homer was the only home run for the Raptors.

Transactions

  • Oklahoma City placed outfielder Blake Gailen on the 7-day injured list

Friday scores

Oklahoma City 6, Memphis 3

NW Arkansas 3, Tulsa 1

Rancho Cucamonga 4, San Jose 0

Great Lakes 7, Cedar Rapids 0

Ogden 18, Idaho Falls 1

DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 3, DSL Cubs One 2

DSL Dodgers Bautista 2, DSL Rays One 1

AZL Dodgers Mota 8, AZL Angels 4

AZL Dodgers Lasorda 13, AZL Reds 3

Saturday schedule

2:05 pm PDT: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino & Caleb Fergurson) at Memphis (Harold Arauz & Chris Ellis)

4:05 pm: Tulsa (Edwin Uceta) at NW Arkansas (Conner Greene)

4:35 pm: Great Lakes (TBD) at Cedar Rapids (TBD)

6:15 pm: Ogden (Jeronimo Castro) at Idaho Falls (Bryar Johnson)

7:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs. Stockton [Athletics] (TBD)