Gagne's Perfect Inning Can't Save Las Vegas

Eric Gagne struck out the side on 15 pitches to close out the Las Vegas game with Sacramento but the 51s dropped a 10-7 decision. Jacksonville scored early and Chad Billingsley allowed a single run in seven but they lost 3-1 to Mississippi. Vero Beach banged out 13 hits, including Jimmy Rohan's first home run of the season but fell 8-6. Only Columbus avoided the dreded "W" by taking the day off.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--Sacramento dumped Las Vegas 10-7, and the 51s dropped to 14-15. Second baseman Joe Thurston led off the first inning with an infield single to first base. Then the next 21 51s were retired. Third baseman Willy Aybar doubled to lead off the eighth inning to break the streak. The River Cats jumped out to a 6-1 lead after four innings and had to fight off a late rally that saw Las Vegas score two in the eighth and four in the ninth. Buddy Carlyle made his first appearance of the season for the 51s. He took the loss and pitched 3 innings, allowing 5 hits and three runs. Eric Gagne, on rehab from the Dodgers, fanned all three hitters he face in the ninth inning, using only 15 pitches.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida--The Suns could only manage four singles and lost a 3-1 decision to Mississippi. The Braves trailed 1-0 in the sixth inning when starter Chad Billingsley gave up a game-tying homer. Billingsley allowed only the single run on seven hits over six innings while striking out eight but earned a no-decision. Jason Olson (0-3) pitched the final three innings and took the loss. Russell Martin singled home Todd Donovan who was hit by a pitch and stole second for his league-leading 16th swipe of the season in the first inning, giving the Suns (13-17) a 1-0 lead. Martin had two hits to lead the Suns, who did not get a hit after the fifth inning.

CLEARWATER, Florida--Despite a 13-hit attack, Vero Beach Dodgers dropped an 8-6 decision to Clearwater. Anthony Raglani reached base four times and Jimmy Rohan hit his first home run of the season. Andy LaRoche added his third multi-hit game of the series. The Dodgers jumped out to an early lead. In the first inning, LaRoche singled with two outs and later scored on an error. In the second, Raglani led off with a double, went to third on one wild pitch and scored on another to make it 2-0. The inning continued when Rohan reached on an infield single and Russell Mitchell singled to left. Tony Abreu reached on an error that scored Rohan and gave the Dodgers a 3-0 advantage. Clearwater scored twice in the second and the Dodgers answered in the fourth. Raglani led off with a walk. A.J. Ellis followed with a double to score Raglani and make it 4-2 Vero. However, Clearwater retaliated with five runs with two outs in the bottom of the fourth to go up 7-4. The Threshers scored again in the 7th before Rohan clubbed his two-run homer in the 8th to cap the scoring.

COLUMBUS had an open date.