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Donovan Casey had three hits and his first Double-A home run in his second game at the level.

It was a big night for offense on the farm, as the upper levels took wins in three out of four opportunities.

Player of the day

Donovan Casey had a big breakout in his second game with Tulsa. Casey reached base four times, three times on hits, including his first home run at the Double-A level. Casey was recently promoted after a strong season with Rancho Cucamonga, where he slashed .270/.354/.509 this year.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City hit three home runs and finished the game with seven scoreless innings pitched to defeat the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) 7-4. Gavin Lux led the Dodgers with three hits, including his tenth home run in Triple-A. Austin Barnes also had a pair of hits while homering in his fifth straight game. Zach McKinstry had three hits, drove in four runs, and hit his first Triple-A home run.

J.D. Martin righted some early struggles to pitch long enough to earn the win, lasting 5.2 innings whi;e surrendering four runs. Victor Gonzalez, Dylan Floro, and Josh Sborz each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers clubbed the Cardinals for 13 hits and three home runs to defeat Springfield 9-3. Donovan Casey was a perfect three for three with his first Double-A home run. Chris Parmelee also had three hits, including a home run and three runs scored. Omar Estevez hit the third home run in going two for four.

Markus Solbach was strong in his return to Tulsa, striking out six over seven innings while allowing just one unearned run. Stetson Allie struck out a pair in a perfect inning in relief.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes were held to just seven hits in a 5-2 defeat by the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies). Miguel Vargas was the lone Quakes’ hitter with a multi-hit game, going two for four with a run scored. Jordan Procyshen went one for four with a home run.

Gerardo Carrillo struck out five in five innings, but allowed three runs in suffering his ninth loss of the season. Connor Strain struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings of work.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons held the Lake County Captains (Indians) to just one run on seven hits to take the win 4-1. Jack Little pitched two scoreless innings, striking out two but also walking two and allowing two hits. Jose Chacin earned the win in relief, pitching six one run innings while striking out seven. Aaron Ochsenbein notched his second save, striking out two in a scoreless ninth.

Romer Cuadrado led the Loons with a pair of hits and a run scored. Jordan Yurchak went one for four with a double, while Matt Cogen went one for three with a triple.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors were off on Wednesday.

Rookie Arizona League

The AZL Dodgers Lasorda held the AZL Cubs One to just five hits in a 3-1 victory. Alec Gamboa struck out three in three no-hit innings. Jacob Gilliland followed with four one run innings, striking out four, while Riley Ottesen struck out three in two innings to pick up the save. Meaux Landry had a pair of doubles and runs driven in to lead the offense.

The AZL Dodgers Mota pounded out 11 hits and ten runs in a 1-4 win over the AZL Athletics Gold. Kenneth Betancourt led the offense with three hits in five at bats, including two runs scored. Alex De Jesus and Justin Washington both had a pair of hits, with Washington hitting his second home run of the year. Hyun-il Choi was strong on the mound, striking out four in four innings with just one unearned run allowed.

Dominican Summer League

The DSL Dodgers Bautista fell to the DSL Braves 7-4. Jose Ramos drove in two runs while going two for five.

The DSL Dodgers Shoemaker lost to the DSL Pirates One 3-2. Antonio Gonzalez pitched three perfect innings in relief, striking out five.

Transactions

Triple-A: The Dodgers activated LHP Rob Zastryzny from the inactive list. 3B Jed Gyorko was also moved to Oklahoma City to continue his rehab assignment.

Double-A: The Drillers placed 3B Cristian Santana on the injured list. To take his place, 3B Eric Peterson was activated from the injured list.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga sent C Tre Todd to the Great Lakes Loons. SS Jacob Amaya was promoted from Great Lakes to Rancho Cucamonga. 2B Sam McWilliams was also promoted from Ogden to Great Lakes. C chase Barbary was sent from Great Lakes to the AZL Dodgers Lasorda.

Short-Season: Ogden received 2B Jorbit Vivas and LF Aldrich De Jongh from the AZL.

Wednesday scores

Oklahoma City 7, Tacoma 4

Tulsa 9, Springfield 3

Lancaster 5, Rancho Cucamonga 2

Great Lakes 4, Lake County 1

AZL Dodgers Lasorda 3, AZL Cubs One 1

AZL Dodgers Mota 10, AZL Athletics Gold 4

DSL Braves 7, DSL Dodgers Bautista 4

DSL Pirates One 3, DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 2

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Robinson Ortiz) vs. Lake County (Matt Turner)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Rob Zastryzny) vs. Tacoma (Mike Wright)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) at Northwest Arkansas (Jackson Kowar)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) vs. Idaho Falls (Anthony Veneziano)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (John Rooney) vs. Lancaster (Ryan Rolison)