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Los Angeles Dodgers minor league report: July 28, 2019

DJ Peters hits his 22nd home run of the season.
Jeff Gallemore

The Dodgers minor league affiliated went 4-for-6 on Sunday night. The Triple-A Oklahoma City team highlighted the night with a four homer game.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers powered their way to an 8-2 victory over the Memphis Redbirds to avoid a sweep.

Connor Joe and Edwin Rios hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning for their 14th and 22nd dingers of the season, respectively. DJ Peters — who also has 22 home runs this season — and Jon Kemmer also got in on the home run fun with their turns each in the seventh inning.

This offense came behind Dustin May’s stellar performance on the mound. In just his fifth start in Triple-A, he pitched six innings and only allowed one earned run and three hits. He retired 13-straight batters while dealing six strikeouts. His Triple-A record is now 3-0 and his overall record is 6-5.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers outhit the Midland RockHounds on Sunday, but didn’t outscore them as they fell 4-1. Overall, Tulsa was 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded a total of 10 runners on base. The only time they were able to score came when Errol Robinson hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

Right-handed pitcher Justin De Fratus was credited with his seventh loss of the season on Sunday after allowing three runs to score in six innings. He gave up four hits and surrendered three walks.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes took the series against the Stockton Ports with a 5-2 win on Sunday.

Deacon Liput carried the offense with his four RBIs — the most he’s driven in all season. His 3-run home run in the third inning was enough to win the game for the Quakes, but he went on to provide the team with insurance runs.

John Rooney continued to do great things since being brought up to the Quakes on July 17. On Sunday, he pitched six innings and only allowed two runs to score from nine hits. He also struck out a season-high eight batters.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons won their seventh straight on Sunday with a 10-3 victory over the West Michigan Whitecaps.

It was all hands on deck for the Loons, with five of nine players in the lineup with a pair of hits. Chris Roller led the team with his four RBIs, which ties his season high. Jacob Amaya also impressed with his pair of hits that knocked in three runs.

Jose Chacin earned his 10th win of the season with his 5 13 inning outing behind Jack Little. He lowered his season ERA to just under 5.00 with Sunday’s performance.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors will open a 3-game series with the Grand Junction Rockies on Monday.

Transactions

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers placed C Ben Moore on the temporarily inactive list
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers sent SS Daniel Castro on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers Lasorda
  • RHP Markus Solbach assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • RHP Ricardo Hernandez assigned to AZL Dodgers Lasorda from AZL Dodgers Mota
  • Jaime Perez assigned to AZL Dodgers Mota from AZL Dodgers Lasorda
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers sent RHP Louis Head on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers Lasorda

Sunday scores

Oklahoma City 8, Memphis 2

Midland 4, Tulsa 1

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Stockton 2

Great Lakes 10, West Michigan 3

AZL Cubs Two 4, AZL Dodgers Mota 1

AZL Dodgers Lasorda 4, AZL Brewers Blue 3

Monday schedule

4:05 p.m. PDT: Great Lakes (TBD) at West Michigan (Brad Bass)

4:30 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Midland (Grant Holmes)

5:40 p.m.: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) at Grand Junction (TBD)