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Gavin Lux starts at third base, singles twice in OKC win

It was the third appearance for Lux on the current rehab assignment

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Gavin Lux made his first start at third base for Oklahoma City Tuesday, going 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI.

It was the first of what could be several games at the hot corner while on a rehab assignment from a hamstring strain. The Dodgers want to get Lux some time at third while the status of Justin Turner remains unclear.

Prior to Tuesday night’s game, Lux had never started anywhere but second base or shortstop in his career.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

It was a high scoring affair in Albuquerque (Rockies) as Oklahoma City held on to an 11-10 win after the two clubs exchanged four runs each in the eighth inning.

Four different Dodgers launched homers, including Luke Raley, Zach Reks, Drew Avans and Cristian Santana. It was the sixth time OKC has hit four home runs in a game this season and they’ve now hit 54 in the last 30 games as a team.

Down 6-3 heading into the fifth inning, Raley opened the frame with a solo shot and Reks followed three batters later with a three-run tater of his own to give the Dodgers a 7-6 advantage. Four more in the eighth on two more homers would be enough to hold off the Isotopes.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers managed only one run on seven hits in a 5-1 loss to Wichita (Twins) and six of those hits belonged to two players. Miguel Vargas went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and Justin Yurchak was a perfect 4-for-4.

The amazing Yurchak just keeps hitting. The 24-year-old is now 15-for-32 with two walks and four extra-base hits in eight games since being promoted to Double-A at the beginning of the month.

High-A Great Lakes

Great Lakes and Wisconsin (Brewers) were postponed Tuesday and will pay a doubleheader Wednesday.

Low-A Rancho Cucamonga

Outside of a two-run homer for Sam McWilliams, not much went right for Rancho. Three different pitchers gave up three runs each as Inland Empire (Angels) handed them a 10-3 loss.

Tuesday scores

Wednesday schedule

  • 3:35 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Clayton Beeter) at Wisconsin (Joey Matulovich)
  • Game 2: Great Lakes (Jesus Vargas) at Wisconsin (Zach Mort)
  • 5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Landon Knack) vs. Wichita (Bryan Sammons)
  • 7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Kendall Williams) at Inland Empire (Jack Kochanowicz)