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Dodgers Minor League Report: Thursday, Sept. 5

Leo Crawford pitches a playoff gem against the Arkansas Travelers.
Reo Radford - Tulsa Drillers

The Dodgers full-season affiliates played their second playoff games while Advanced Rookie Ogden wraps up the last week of their regular season. Tulsa and Ogden won their games while Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes took loses.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers defeated the Arkansas Travelers behind another tremendous outing from Leo Crawford. Crawford, a 22-year-old left hander, pitched 6 13 innings and only allowed four hits to score one run. He also dealt seven strikeouts in his first playoff win of the season.

Supporting him on offense was Jeter Downs and Connor Wong. Downs went 3-for-5 with one RBI on the night wile Wong went 2-for-4 with a walk and one RBI. Omar Estevez also had a pair of hits, going 2-for-5 on Thursday afternoon.

This win gives them a 1-1 series tie in a best of five set.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes dropped their second game to the Lake Elsinore Storm in an extra inning heartbreaker. They are now down 2-0 in this best of five series.

Jacob Amaya had a terrific night on offense, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Tre Todd and Dillon Paulson also contributed to the scoring with three and two RBIs, respectively.

On the pitching side of things, John Rooney started the game and allowed seven hits, two walks and one run in five innings of work. Since he exited the game with a lead and the Quakes lost, he earned a no decision.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons dropped Game Two to the Lake County Captains with a 4-0 score.

Robinson Ortiz started the game and pitched 3 23 innings, giving up one hit and a very high six walks while dealing four strikeouts. It was pitcher Jeff Belge who earned the loss for his 1 13 inning appearance. He only allowed one hit and three walks, but he was charged with three runs since he allowed the three walks load the bases right before he was replaced. Those base runners eventually came in to score and thus dinging him for the loss.

There wasn’t much on offense since the Loons were shutout. James Outman led the team with two hits on the night.

The Loons are now tied 1-1 in this best of five series.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors clinched the second half title with the help from a clutch home run.

Eddys Leonard’s pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the eighth inning helped propel the Raptors to the win. Helping him out on offense was Marco Hernandez, who went 2-for-3 and Andy Pages who went 1-for-3.

Alfredo Tavarez was the starting pitcher and went five innings. He only allowed two hits, one walk and one run (from a home run).

Thursday scores

Tulsa 3, Arkansas 1

Lake Elsinore 7, Rancho Cucamonga 6

Lake County 4, Great Lakes 0

Ogden 3, Orem 2

Friday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Jose Chacin) vs. Lake County (Eli Lingos)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Markus Solbach) vs. Arkansas (Ian McKinney)

5:35 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) at Orem (TBD)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Andre Jackson) vs. Lake Elsinore (Caleb Boushley)