Alex Verdugo ends slump with 11th inning blast

The Tulsa Drillers and Oklahoma City Dodgers watched a barrage of runs in the late innings, though only one came out on top.

Player of the day

Alex Verdugo had been hitless in four games and had just one hit in the month of August before breaking out with a game winning home run Wednesday. Verdugo went two for four with a walk, but it was his three run home run in the eleventh inning that proved the difference for the Dodgers. The home run was his fifth of the season, and his slash line bumped up to .314/.385/.433 on the year.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

As mentioned, a three run home run by Alex Verdugo in the eleventh inning led the Dodgers past the Salt Lake Bees (Angels) 6-3. Tim Locastro had four hits, including a pair of doubles, from the lead off spot and is now hitting .385 since being called up to Triple A. Adrian Gonzalez also went one for two in a rehab appearance.

Eddie Gamboa lasted just four and two-thirds innings and allowed all three runs. The relievers combined for six and a third scoreless innings, highlighted by a pair of innings from Walker Buehler. Josh Ravin also went two scoreless with three strikeouts.

Double-A Tulsa

A six run ninth inning meltdown erased a late three run lead, as the Drillers fell to the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros) 10-7. Shea Spitzbarth took the loss in allowing five runs in the ninth, including the eventual walk off home run. Andrew Sopko went seven innings, striking out five while allowing four runs.

Yusniel Diaz led the offense with three hits in four at bats, including a double and run scored. Drew Jackson also had a pair of hits and steals from the leadoff spot.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes could not overcome a four run sixth inning, falling to the Modesto Nuts (Mariners) 6-4. Zach Reks went three for five and is now hitting over .500 in High A. Omar Estevez also went two for four with a double to extend his hitting streak to five games, while Darien Tubbs homered out of the…

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