Verdugo reaches base four times

Top Dodgers prospect has second three-hit game in three days

Alex Verdugo raised his average to .318 after going 3-for-4 for Oklahoma City. (Bobby Stevens/

By Josh Horton / | June 9, 2018 1:52 AM

Alex Verdugo is heating up.

The top Dodgers prospect recorded his second three-hit outing in three games by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 8-5 loss to Fresno on Friday at Chukchansi Park. 

Video: Dodgers' Verdugo laces ground-rule double

The 2014 second-round pick ripped a double to left field on the first pitch he saw from Fresno starter Mike Hauschild, and then lined a ground-rule double to right to lead off the sixth. Verdugo poked a single to left in the seventh and led off the ninth with a six-pitch walk. It marked the first time this season he reached base in a game. 

Verdugo went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in the Dodgers' 9-3 win over Sacramento on Wednesday. The left-handed hitter has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games.

Gameday box score's No. 28 prospect earned a brief Major League callup in late April and he hit .265/.306/.382 with four doubles over 37 plate appearances with Los Angeles. He's compiled a slash line of .306/.344/.431 in the Pacific Coast League this season. 

Travis Taijeron went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Kyle Garlick scored twice for the Dodgers. 

Derek Fisher was 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs and AJ Reed added a three-run homer for the Grizzlies. 

Josh Horton is a contributor to Follow him on Twitter @joshhortonMiLB This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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