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Peters hits home run No. 20, Loons and Raptors win tight contests

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DJ Peters hit his ninth home run since his call up to Triple-A, his 20th of the season.
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Oklahoma City broke out the offense, while Great Lakes and Ogden took a pair of strong pitching duels.

Player of the day

DJ Peters has really taken to the home run friendly environment of Triple-A. Peters had three hits Wednesday, including home run number nine at the level, his 20th overall on the year. The home run marked Peters’ third consecutive season with 20 or more home runs.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ambushed Nashville for five runs in the seventh inning to overwhelm the Sounds (Rangers) 10-6. DJ Peters led all hitters with three hits, including his ninth home run in Triple-A. Gavin Lux also reached base four times with a pair of walks and hits. Lux also hit his fourth (!) triple at the level in only his 20th game.

Brock Stewart was solid over five innings, allowing three runs, two earned and striking out three. Josh Sborz took the win with a scoreless inning in relief.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers struggled to back a strong start by Josiah Gray in falling to the Frisco RoughRiders 2-1. Gray pitched seven innings, allowing just two unearned runs in the first inning, striking out five. Nolan Long held the Drillers close with a scoreless inning in relief of Gray.

Omar Estevez was the only Driller to record more than one hit in going two for four with a double. Connor Wong scored the Drillers’ lone run after tripling in the fourth inning.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes ninth inning rallied could not overcome a late bullpen collapse, as Rancho Cucamonga loses to the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 7-6. Bran Warzek allowed three runs while recording just one out in a four run eighth inning. Andre Jackson’s strong start was spoiled, with Jackson allowing just one run in five innings, striking out six.

Miguel Vargas led the offense by driving in three runs on two hits in four at bats. Donovan Casey went one for three, but stole his 19th and 20th base of the season. Jeter Downs also scored a pair of runs on two hits, including a triple.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons’ pitchers held Dayton scoreless but the offense needed ten innings to defeat the Dragons (Reds) 2-0. Romer Cuadrado had a big night for the Loons’ offense, driving in the winning run in the tenth inning as part of a three for four game. Dan Robinson also drove in a run and finished two for four.

Robinson Ortiz had one of his strongest outings of the year, lasting 7.2 innings and striking out five while allowing just two hits. Joel Inoa earned the win with 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors used 13 strikeouts to hold the Grand Junction Rockies at bay, winning 3-1. Jeronimo Castro led the charge by striking out 10 in 4.1 innings, walking three but allowing just one hit. Edward Cuello earned the win with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief, striking out three.

Brandon Wulff paced the offense with a pair of hits, one a triple and the other his second home run with the Raptors. Brandon Lewis was the other Raptor to record an extra base hit, doubling once in four at bats.

Rookie Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers Lasorda rallied for three runs in the 10th inning to defeat the AZL White Sox 4-2. Markus Solbach pitched five shutout innings in a rehab assignment with the team, striking out four. Jorbit Vivas led the offense by driving in a pair of runs while going two for four.

The AZL Dodgers Mota crumbled in the late innings, falling to the AZL Rangers 9-8. Imanol Vargas drove in three runs on a pair of hits, including his third home run. Julian Smith had his deepest start of the year, lasting five scoreless innings while striking out five.

Dominican Summer League

The DSL Dodgers Bautista topped the DSL Marlins 6-3. Ender Avendano led all hitters by going three for four.

The DSL Dodgers Shoemaker fell to the DSL Red Sox Two 7-5. Marlon Cairo upped his season average to .343 by going two for four with his sixth home run.


Triple-A: The Dodgers sent several players out, including RHP Markus Solbach and SS Daniel Castro to the AZL for rehab assignments, and C Rocky Gale down to Tulsa.

Double-A: To make room for Rocky Gale, the Drillers sent C Stevie Berman down to Rancho Cucamonga. The Drillers also loaned LHP Edward Paredes to the Guerreros de Oaxaca.

Class-A: Great Lakes sent C Garrett Hope to the AZL for a rehab assignment.

Short-Season: LHP Mitchell Tyranski was promoted to Ogden, with RHP Ricardo Hernandez going the other way to the AZL.

Wednesday scores

Oklahoma City 10, Nashville 6

Frisco 2, Tulsa 1

Inland Empire 7, Rancho Cucamonga 6

Great Lakes 2, Dayton 0 in 10 innings

Ogden 3, Grand Junction 1

AZL Rangers 9, AZL Dodgers Mota 8

AZL Dodgers Lasorda 4, AZL White Sox 2 in 10 innings

DSL Red Sox Two 7, DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 5

DSL Dodgers Bautista 6, DSL Marlins 3

Thursday schedule

4:00 p.m.: Great Lakes (Ryan Pepiot) at Dayton (Nick Lodolo)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Tony Gonsolin) at Nashville (Seth Maness)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Edwin Uceta) at Frisco (Jonathan Hernandez)

6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Elio Serrano) at Orem (TBD)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) vs. Inland Empire (Cooper Criswell)