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OKC outscores San Antonio 12-8 on Sunday

Keibert Ruiz
Keibert Ruiz
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Oklahoma City, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes won their games on Sunday. Meanwhile Tulsa and Ogden dropped close games to end their weekend.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers scored in each of the first five innings as they went on to beat the Missions (Brewers) 12-8 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Dennis Santana pitched 1⅔ innings to get the win.

The win made it a three-game series sweep over the Missions as OKC is now 8-3 since returning from their All-Star break.

Keibert Ruiz made his Triple-A debut and he went 2-for-4 with a run-scoring single and a two-run homer.

Gavin Lux continued his torrid hitting with two hits and two runs scored.

Edwin Rios had three hits, including a double and a solo home run. Connor Joe also homered.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers lost as the two unearned runs gave the RockHounds (Athletics) a 2-0 win on Sunday. Errors by Zach McKinstry and Cristian Santana were key in both runs scoring.

Rob Zastryzny took the loss for the Drillers, he pitched 5⅔ innings and along with the two unearned runs, he gave up three hits and walked two.

The Drillers went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position at the team produced just five hits. Logan Landon led the team with two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes defeated the Ports (Athletics) 10-2 behind a good start from Michael Grove and three-hit games from Miguel Vargas and Hunter Feduccia.

Grove started and pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Austin Hamilton got the win, he pitched four innings and gave up two runs (one earned) and four hits.

Vargas went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Feduccia drove in four runs as he also went 3-for-4.

Jeren Kendall went 0-for-4 with two walks and two strikeouts. So far in July, he is hitting .108/.237/.246 with 30 strikeouts in 65 at-bats. For the season, he is hitting .174/.290/.408 with 101 strikeouts in 218 at-bats.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons scored five runs in the first inning and then held on for the 8-5 win over the Royals. Justin Bruihl got the win in relief. He struck out five in 2⅓ innings pitched.

Jair Camargo went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Kody Hoese singled and drove in his first run in the Midwest League.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors could not score after the third inning in their 2-1 loss to the Vibes (Brewers). All of the scoring took place in the third inning.

The Vibes scored both of their runs off Alfredo Tavarez. Tavarez pitched five innings and along with both runs, he gave up six hits and struck out seven.

After falling behind by two, the Raptor’s offense consisted of a sacrifice fly from Sam McWilliams that scored Ogden’s only run.

But that was it, the Raptors went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position and Zac Ching flew out with a runner on to end the game.

Transactions

  • Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Luis Vasquez on the 7-day injured list
  • Catcher Keibert Ruiz assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa
  • Catcher Stevie Berman assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga
  • Catcher Chase Barbary assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from AZL Dodgers Lasorda
  • Rancho Cucamonga activated infielder Brandon Montgomery and left-handed pitcher Austin Hamilton from the 7-day injured list
  • Rancho Cucamonga placed left-handed pitcher Austin Drury and outfielder Niko Hulsizer on the 7-day injured list
  • Right-handed pitcher Nick Robertson assigned to Ogden from AZL Dodgers Lasorda

Sunday scores

Oklahoma City 12, San Antonio 8

Midland 2, Tulsa 0

Rancho Cucamonga 10, Stockton 2

Great Lakes 8, Burlington 5

Rocky Mountain 2, Ogden 1

Monday schedule

9:05 am PDT: Great Lakes (Jack Little) vs. Burlington (TBD)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Midland (Brian Howard)

6:05 pm: Ogden (Antonio Hernandez) vs. Grand Junction [Rockies] (TBD)

7:10 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Gerardo Carrillo) at Stockton (Bryce Conley)