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Chris Taylor homers in first rehab game

Taylor goes 2-for-3 in first rehab start for Quakes

Chris Taylor celebrates in Quakes dugout
Chris Taylor celebrates in Quakes dugout
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

It was a glass half full night for the Dodger minor league teams, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga won while Oklahoma City, Great Lakes and Ogden lost. But Chris Taylor looks like he can be back with the major league team soon so that’s make a good night overall.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers stranded eight runners as they lost 5-3 to the Express (Astros). Rob Zastryzny took the loss as he gave up all five runs in six innings pitched. Zastryzny pitched in relief for Mitchell White.

White started and pitched two scoreless innings, he also struck out three.

Austin Barnes, Jedd Gyorko, DJ Peters and Zach Reks went a combined 0-for-13 with three walks and five strikeouts. Gavin Lux had one hit in four at-bats.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers took three of four against the Cardinals with their 7-1 win on Thursday. Edwin Uceta made the start and pitched five innings. Uceta gave up one run and three hits. He walked three and struck out six.

The Drillers got four innings of scoreless relief from Ryan Moseley, Shea Spitzbarth and Jordan Sheffield.

Cody Thomas went 3-for-4 with two home runs. Carlos Rincon and Eric Peterson also homered.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes got a boost from a rehabbing major leaguer and they went on to complete a three-game sweep over the Nuts (Mariners) with their 11-2 win.

Chris Taylor made his first rehab start as he was slotted in at shortstop for the Quakes. Taylor would go 2-for-3 with a single and a three-run home run. Taylor also was part of a double play on defense.

Taylor was replaced at the top of the fifth inning. At that point, the Quakes led 9-1. Andre Jackson was used as an opener and he pitched a scoreless first inning.

Austin Hamilton pitched five innings to collect the win. He gave up a run and five hits while striking out six.

Besides Taylor, Jeter Downs and Jeren Kendall also had good nights at the plate. Downs went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Kendall went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI. Brayan Morales and Miguel Vargas also had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 5-1 to the Whitecaps (Tigers) at Fifth Third Ballpark. Zach Willeman pitched 5⅔ innings and gave up all five runs to take the loss.

Ryan Pepiot made his sixth straight two-inning start for the Loons. He allowed no runs, one hit and walked one. He also struck out three.

Chris Roller had three hits including a double, Kody Hoese hit his second double as a Loon.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors lost their 13th game of the season as the Osprey (Diamondbacks) had no problems with their 7-1 win over the Raptors on Thursday.

The Raptors had as many errors, four, as hits in the game. The Raptors scored their one run in the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly.

Antonio Hernandez started and took the loss though he did not pitch that badly. He pitched four innings and gave up two runs and five hits.


  • Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Mitchell White from the 7-day injured list
  • Los Angeles sent IF/OF Chris Taylor on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga

Thursday scores

Express 5, Oklahoma City 3

Tulsa 7, Springfield 1

Rancho Cucamonga 11, Modesto 2

West Michigan 5, Great Lakes 1

Missoula 7, Ogden 1

DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 13, DSL Cubs One 8

DSL Dodgers Bautista 8, DSL Rays One 4

Friday schedule

4:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (Stephen Kolek) at West Michigan (Chance Kirby)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Logan Bawcom) at Round Rock (Ryan Hartman)

5:15 pm: Tulsa (Leo Crawford) at Northwest Arkansas [Royals] (J.C. Cloney)

7:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Wills Montgomerie) vs. Visalia [Diamondbacks] (Ryan Weiss)