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He’s hitting nearly .500 in OKC

Gavin Lux - Oklahoma City Dodgers
Megan Filipowski

Gavin Lux continued his hot stretch with OKC, as he hit his second homer in their 8-5 win. Since joining the Dodgers, he’s hitting .478 with an OPS of 1.368.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers played a double-header on Saturday, splitting both games. The dropped the first game to Memphis, 3-2. The Redbirds only had three hits, but they were enough as they squeaked one more run across the plate.

DJ Peters had two hits, with one of them being a home run. Since joining Oklahoma City, he’s hitting .396 with four homers. Will Smith drove in the other run for the Dodgers.

The offense was much better in the second game, as they scored eight runs on 10 hits to defeat Memphis 8-5. Nearly all the runs came in the second inning, as the Dodgers scored seven to essentially put the game out of reach.

Three consecutive hits to begin the inning gave them the 1-0 lead. Back-to-back singles from Connor Joe and Matt Beaty then made the game 4-0. Edwin Rios followed with a triple, and then came in to score on an error, making the score 7-0.

Caleb Ferguson got the start for OKC, but only threw two innings. Five of his six outs came courtesy of a strikeout, and he didn’t allow a run.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers defeated the Naturals, 5-1. Cody Thomas led off the second with a homer, his 15th of the season. An inning later, Christian Santana doubled two runs in, giving the Drillers the 3-1 edge.

After scoring another run in the sixth, Jared Walker gave the Drillers a four-run cushion in the seventh as he hit his ninth home run of the season.

Edwin Uceta got the start, giving the Drillers six strong innings. He allowed only one run, and struck out a total of nine batters.

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes scored all their runs in the first three innings, as they defeated the Ports, 6-4. Niko Hulsizer hit a three-run shot in the first innings, putting Rancho ahead 3-1. They’d strike for three more runs in the third, as Donovan Casey hit his 16th homer of the year, a three-run shot to give the Quakes the 6-1 lead.

Andre Jackson got the start, going four innings. He allowed only one run and struck out six.

High-A Great Lakes

A six-run fourth inning was all it took, as the Chiefs defeated the Loons, 7-4. Great Lakes jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but fell behind after allowing six runs in the fourth. Over the course of the next four innings, the Loons were limited to only one hit.

Jacob Amaya recorded three hits for the Loons, and he was one of two players on the team with a multi-hit game. As a team, they left 10 runners on base and were 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

Short-season Ogden

The Raptors needed only five innings to defeat the Chukars, as the game was called due to rain. Jeronimo Castro pitched five innings for Ogden. He allowed only one run on three hits while striking out six.

Saturday scores

Oklahoma City 8 Memphis 5

Memphis 3, Oklahoma City 2

Tulsa 5, Northwest Arkansas 1

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Stockton 4

Peoria 7, Great Lakes 4

Ogden 3, Idaho Falls 1

AZL Indians Blue 9 AZL Dodgers Lasorda 5

AZL Dodgers Mota 8, AZL Reds 5

Sunday schedule

7:30 a.m. PT: DSL Dodgers Shoemaker at DSL Rays 2

7:30 a.m. PT: DSL Athletics at DSL Dodgers Bautista

12:05 p.m. PT: Tulsa Drillers (TBA) at Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Ofreidy Gomez)

3:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes Loons (TBA) at Peoria Chiefs (TBA)

4:05 p.m. PT: Ogden Raptors (Elio Serrano) at Missoula Osprey (TBA)

6:00 p.m. PT: AZL Dodgers Lasorda at AZL Mariners

6:00 p.m. PT: AZL Royals at AZL Dodgers Mota

Transactions

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers activated C Ben Moore from the 7-day injured list
  • Ogden Raptors released SS Moises Perez
  • RHP Mark Mixon assigned to Ogden Raptors from AZL Dodgers Mota