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Clayton Daniel drives in five to power Tulsa’s win

Tulsa was the only winner Wednesday

Two of the three teams in the organization lost Wednesday, while OKC had the night off.

Player of the day

Clayton Daniel drove in a career-high five runs for Tulsa, going 2-for-4 at the plate. A two-run homer in the second inning and a three-run double in the fourth did the heavy lifting for the Drillers in a 7-0 win over NW Arkansas (Royals).

The 26-year-old was acquired in January of last year when the Dodgers sent reliever Casey Sadler to the Cubs. Wednesday was the ninth multi-hit effort for Daniel this year for the Drillers.

Double-A Tulsa

Joining Daniel on the hit parade was Miguel Vargas, Hunter Feduccia, Jacob Amaya and Devin Mann. All five ended their night with two hits, while Tulsa now has 28 hits over the last two games.

Michael Grove and Andrew Schwaab tossed three scoreless innings each to lead charge on the mound. The Drillers would allow just two hits the entire game.

High-A Great Lakes

A six-run fourth inning was the undoing for Loons’ pitching Wednesday as they fell to an 8-5 loss at the hands of the Lansing Lugnuts (Athletics).

Eddys Leonard continued his hot streak at the plate with three more hits, including a two-run homer. In 13 games with Great Lakes, Leonard is 18-for-47 (.383) with three homers, which gives him 17 home runs overall this season.

The Dodgers signed the 20-year-old out of the Dominican Republic in 2017 and he is currently the No. 18 prospect in the organization according to MLB Pipeline. Leonard has played all around the infield and in centerfield.

Low-A Rancho Cucamonga

There was a pitching duel going in this game into the late innings. Rancho gave up a run in the seventh and two in the eighth to lose a 4-1 ballgame to San Jose (Giants).

Carlos Duran struck out seven over five innings for the Quakes, giving up only one run on three hits.

Another bright spot in the loss was Alex De Jesus going 2-for-4 in what is his 14th multi-hit game since July 7. The 19-year-old infielder, signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2018, is 41-for-121 (.339) over that timeframe.

Wednesday Scores

Thursday schedule

  • 4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Gavin Stone) vs. Lansing (Jack Cushing)
  • 5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBD) vs. Round Rock (TBD)
  • 5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. NW Arkansas (Jon Heasley)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) vs San Jose (Nick Swiney)