Chin-Feng Chen sets new Las Vegas RBI record

Chin-Feng Chen had a single, double and his sixth homer, knocking in five as the 51s recorded five, two-run innings in a 10-3 victory over Memphis. Chad Billingsley regained his winning groove, working six shutout innings in a 4-0 win at Birmingham. Vero rode a walk-off home run by outfielder Anthony Raglani in the bottom of the 10th for a 3-2 over Sarasota and Columbus battled to a 5-0 lead on a three-run double by Lucas May but were tripped up by two runs in the last of the ninth.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee--The 51s banged out 15 hits to win 10-3, led by right fielder Chin-Feng Chen who was 3-for-5 with five RBI and became the Las Vegas franchise leader with 263 career runs batted in. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning, his 6th of the season moving his franchise record to 78. He added a two-run double in the sixth and has 28 RBI on the season. Shortstop Jose Flores was 3-for-6 and center fielder Nick Theodorou was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. Right-hander Heath Totten improved to 4-2 with 6 solid innings, allowing 4 hits, 3 runs, issuing no walks and striking out 2. Dodgers stopper Eric Gagne made his third Major League rehab appearance and pitched 2 scoreless innings. Right-hander Aquilino Lopez pitched a shutout ninth inning. The 51s scored two runs in the first, second fourth, sixth and ninth innings.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama--2004 Dodger Minor League Pitche of the Year Chad Billingsley (2-2) demonstrated why he deserved the honors when he worked six shutout innings, scattering four hits to earn the 4-0 victory over the Barons. Beau Dannemiller added three perfect innings of relief to earn his second save. It was the Suns third shutout of the season and they posted their first back-to-back wins in nearly two weeks. James Loney hit a sinking line drive which short-hopped the Barons second baseman, scoring Jon Weber for the first run of the game in the sixth inning. Tydus Meadows hit a two-run home run one pitch later to boost the Suns (16-19) to a 3-0 lead. Weber doubled in Brian Sprout in the seventh to post an insurance run. Left-hander Eric Stults (1-1, 3.34 ERA) is scheduled to face Barons on Saturday in the second game of a three-game series. SUNS SPOTS: Meadows smacked an extra-base hit for the fifth consecutive game. …C Russell Martin drew two walks and has reached base in 26 consecutive games. …Dannemiller has allowed one run over nine innings in his last three outings after giving up 13 runs in 11.2 previous innings. He has regained velocity on his fastball. … Joel Guzman was the designated hitter for the first time this season and hit his second triple in the fourth inning.

VERO BEACH, Florida--Outfielder Anthony Raglani led off the 10th inning with a walk-off home run to give the Dodgers a 3-2 over Sarasota. Alvis Ojeda earned the win, working four scoreless relief innings to keep the game deadlocked until Raglani's blast. It was the first win of the series for the Dodgers, who had not led at any point in the 3-game series until the game-winning home run. Sarasota scored in the first inning against Dodgers starter Jonathan Figueroa. The only other run he would allow came on a homerun that smacked off the scoreboard in the third. But Figueroa retired 11 of the next 12 hitters before giving way to Alvis Ojeda, who set down 11 of the 12 batters he faced on the night. The Dodgers got on the board in the third inning when Chin-lung Hu reached on a hustle double and advanced to third on a ground out. Justin Ruggiano singled him home Hu but trailed 2-1. Vero tied it in the 4th when Andy LaRoche led off with a home run, his 10th of the season and his fifth in 11 games this month.

AUGUSTA, Georgia--Augusta scored two in the bottom of the ninth inning against RHP Cory Wade to beat Columbus 6-5. The Catfish scored five runs in the third inning but couldn't hold on to the lead. RF James Peterson scored on a wild pitch in the third, giving the Fish a 1-0 lead. 2B Travis Denker drew a bases-loaded walk and with the bases full, SS Lucas May ripped a double to the gap, clearing the bases and giving Columbus a 5-0 margin. Wade stranded the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at second in the eighth inning when he got a strikeout to end the inning. In the Augusta ninth, Wade retired the first batter before allowing back-to-back singles to put runners at the corners. A sacrifice fly tied the game at five, and an errant throw by CF Jamie Hoffmann allowed Augusta to move the winning run to second. With two outs, a drive over the head of RF Ryan Russ, giving the Jackets a come from behind 6-5 win. The Catfish fall to 12-23 with the loss and 3-13 on the road.

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