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Will Smith had his second two homer game in less than a week

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City scored often, Tulsa did not produce much offense and Ogden just kept winning on Tuesday.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Will Smith continued his power display as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 13-4 on Tuesday. In his first two appearances, Smith hit a two-run homer in the first inning to put the first two runs on the scoreboard.

And then in the second inning, Smith hit a grand slam to make it 6-0. Smith would later draw a bases-loaded walk for his seventh RBI of the game.

Gavin Lux is also still hot, he went 4-for-5 with his fourth home run with OKC. Edwin Rios also homered. Shane Peterson had three hits and Drew Jackson went 2-for-5.

Dennis Santana started and pitched six strong innings. He gave up three runs (one earned) and four hits. Santana struck out six and walked one.

Caleb Ferguson made his 11th straight scoreless appearance at OKC. On Tuesday, he struck out all three batters he faced, he now has 23 strikeouts against five walks in 13⅓ innings pitched.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers fell behind early and could not catch up as they lost 5-2 to the RoughRiders (Rangers) at home on Tuesday. Rob Zastryzny gave up all five runs (two earned) in six innings pitched. A throwing error by Omar Estevez set the table for the four-run fourth inning.

Meanwhile the Drillers could only manage four hits. They scored their runs on a Christian Santana sacrifice fly and a Cody Thomas fielder’s choice.

The Drillers remain in a tight race for the second-half playoff spot but have yet to separate themselves as their regular season will play on until Labor Day.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes did not play on Tuesday. They will begin a series against the Giants at San Jose this evening.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were off on Tuesday. They will host the LumberKings (Marlins) for a series starting tonight.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors had a 7-1 lead after the top of the fifth and then held on to beat the Osprey (Diamondbacks) 9-6 at Missoula. Aaron Ochsenbein got a double play to shutdown the final rally and he recorded his first save at Ogden.

The win lowered the Raptors magic number to one as they get closer to clinching their division.

Sam McWilliams had three hits for Ogden, Sauryn Lao went 2-for-4 including his first home run.

Transactions

  • Tulsa placed catcher Jordan Procyshen on the 7-day injured list

Tuesday scores

Oklahoma City 13, Iowa 4

Frisco 5, Tulsa 2

Ogden 9, Missoula 6

DSL Rays Two 3, DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 1

Wednesday schedule

4:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Clinton [Marlins] (Tanner Andrews)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (Justin De Fratus) at Frisco (Jason Bahr)

5:08 pm: Oklahoma City (Dustin May) at Iowa (Adbert Alzolay)

6:05 pm: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) at Missoula (Austin Pope)

7:00 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Gerardo Carrillo) at San Jose [Giants] (Jake Wong)