Raptors Gobble Up Their Sixth Straight Opponent

Ogden collected their sixth straight win, a 6-5. come-from-behind victory over Casper to record take sixth straight as David Sutherland's RBI single knocked in the winning run and Aaron Klusman earned the win in relief. Vero Beach scored two in the ninth but lost a 5-4 decision with Tony Abreu going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Jose Nunez's single scored two but the Coasties let a 4-0 lead slip away and lost 8-4. Las Vegas, Jacksonville and Columbus had an open date.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--The 51s had an open date Wednesday and ended the month of June having lost 20 of their past 23 games after leading the PCL Southern Division with a 27-22 on May 29. Las Vegas opens a four-game series against Portland and after the homestand will play 15 of their next 19 games on the road.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA--The Suns had an open date. Right-hander Chad Billingsley (5-4, 4.79 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Carolina tonight as the Suns open a four-game series

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Despite a late rally, Palm Beach edged the Dodgers 5-4. Trailing 5-2 in the last of the ninth, Tony Abreu tripled to open the inning and scored on a ground ball by Cory Dunlap. Matt Kemp singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Justin Ruggiano's single to cut the deficit to one. Ed Bellorin worked a walk but a pair of fly balls ended the game. Ruggiano hit a 2-run homer and Abreu went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Glenn Bott took the loss for the Dodgers in his Vero Beach debut. He struck out five in four innings. He allowed just two hits, walked four and allowed three runs. Matt Merricks threw three innings for the Dodgers and struck out five but gave up a 9th-inning leadoff home run that proved to be the game-winner.

AUGUSTA, Georgia--The Fish had an open date. Travis Denker sparkled in the field as the Southern Division won the South Atlantic League all-star game 7-5 at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Catfish pitcher Blake Johnson made the team but did not play.

OGDEN, Utah--To celebrate the upcoming July 4 holiday, Ogden donned its traditional army camouflage uniforms and the Raptors celebrated by taking a 6-5. come-from-behind victory from Casper to record their sixth straight win. Starter Marlon Arias gave up a lead-off home run in the first and allowed three more -- one earned -- in the second. After that, he settled in and pitched three more scoreless innings. The Raptors cut into the 4-0 lead in the second inning when Russell Mitchell scored on a wild pitch. Jason Mooneyham cut the lead to one run by booming a shot over the right-field fence for a two-run home run and his first as a professional. Pedroza, the Dodgers' No. 3 pick out of Cal State Fullerton, led off the sixth inning with a walk. He stole second and scored on B.J. Richmond's single to right to tie the game. Richmond stole second, and hustled around to score when a soft fly by catcher Kengshill Pujols bounced out of the second baseman's glove, giving the Raptors a 5-4 lead. After the Rockies tied the game, David Sutherland's RBI single knocked in the winning run. Reliever Alvin Hayes loaded the bases in the seventh before Aaron Klusman took over to end the inning and he also pitched a scoreless eighth and collected his second win against no losses. Closer Ramon Troncoso got three-straight outs in the ninth for his third save. The Raptors move to Idaho Falls for two games and then on to Casper for three against the Rockies.

JUPITER, Florida--The Marlins stopped the Gulf Coast League Dodgers 8-4 in a game shortened to 7 1/2 innings by rain. Los Angeles opened the scoring in the third inning when with one out Steve Sapp singles but was caught stealing. Carlos Santana tripled and Eloy Gutierrez was hit by pitch. Adolfo Gonzalez singled to score Santana scored and when Jesus Mora reached on throwing error Gutierrez scored. Jose Nunez's single scored both Gonzalez and Mora for a short-lived 4-0 lead. The Marlins bounced back with five in the bottom of the same inning and the Dodgers bid for a big inning died in the sixth when Nunez walked and Joshua Bell singled. Carlos Medero-Stullz bunted them to second and third but on Ivan DeJesus' single, Nunez was thrown out at home and a strikeout ended the threat. The Marlins added three in the sixth to take the lead for good. Chris Hobdy started and allowed six hits and four runs before leaving in the third. Arismendy Castillo (L, 0-1) took the loss, allowing four hits and four runs, three earned. Gary Paris and Kevin Dominguez each pitched a scoreless inning before the rains came.