Three-Run By Henri Stanley Boosts Vegas

Las Vegas used Henri Stanley's three-run homer and strong pitching by Eric Stults to stop Fresno 6-3. Vero banged out two 4-run innings and Danny Muegge earned his fifth win in an 8-0 decision over Sarasota. Columbus lost 6-3 despite Blake DeWitt's two-run home run and Ogden rode the strng arm of Brent Leach to a 6-3 wn over Idaho Falls. The Coasties lost 9-8 after a late rally fell short and Jacksonvile's doubleheader was rained out.

FRESNO, Califoria-- Henri Stanley hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning to lead Las Vegas to a 6-3 victory over Fresno. Stanley capped a four-run seventh with his third home run in the past two days. With one out and runners on second and third, Joe Thurston tied the game at 3 with a bunt single. Stanley followed with his homer. Eric Stults (1-1) picked up his first win, allowing three runs and seven hits in six innings. Fresno took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and second innings. The 51s got a run in the fifth when Tony Schrager led off with a double and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Todd Donovan. Norihiro Nakamura tied the score in the top of the sixth with his 15th home run, a solo shot. A home run in he sixth put the Grizzlies back in a 3-2 lead. After Stanley's homer, Beau Dannemiller, Alfredo Gonzlez and Steve Schmoll each worked a scoreless inning and Schmoll picked up his fourth save.

MOBILE, Alabama-– The scheduled suspended game and a nine-inning nightcap were postponed Wednesday because of unplayable field conditions at Hank Aaron Stadium. Heavy winds from Tropical Storm Cindy blew off the tarp which had covered the infield. Heavy rains dumped six inches of rain overnight in Mobile. Two games are scheduled tonight. Sun Spots: The Suns received OF Justin Ruggiano from Vero Beach. Ruggiano batted .307 with nine home runs, 35 RBI and 16 stolen bases. …CF Jon Weber and RHP Jonathan Broxton were named to the Southern League All-Star team as alternates. The All-Star Game starting lineups were announced: SS Joel Guzman will start and bat fifth, C Russell Martin will bat seventh, 2B Delwyn Young will bat eighth and Weber, playing center field, will bat ninth next Wednesday in Mobile. --Joe Block

SARASOTA, Florida--Vero used two 4-run innings to shut out the Sarasota Reds 8-0 Wednesday night. Danny Muegge went six innings, striking out seven for the victory. Cory Dunalp went 3-for-4 with two RBI, while four other Dodgers tallied two hits apiece to lead the offense. Abreu walked and Chin-lung Hu sngled before Anthony Raglani knocked in the first run in the opening inning. Then Matt Kemp, Dunlap and Jamie Hoffman delivered consecutive RBI singles to the give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead. Vero put the game away in the fourth. Tony Abreu tripled off the top of the wall in left-center. Hu singled him home to make it 5-0. Raglani and Kemp followed with back-to-back triples of their own to make it 7-0, and Dunlap singled in Kemp to cap the scoring. Orlando Rodriguez, Justin Simmons and Beltran Perez each threw scoreless innings over the final third of the game to preserve the Dodgers 8th shutout of the season. Muegge allowed just four hits and one walk to improve his season record to 5-2. It was his second win against the Reds.

HICKORY, NC-- A two-run HR in the bottom of the fifth inning upended the Catfish 6-3. 3B Blake DeWitt hit a two-run HR, his ninth of the season and 2B Travis Denker had hits in his first three at-bats and he has reached base 17 times in his last 20 plate appearances. Denker singled in the first and Julio Guerrero to extend his hitting streak to seven games. DeWitt's two-run shot gave Columbus a 2-0 lead. Hickory took the lead with three runs n the bottom of the second against Catfish starter RHP Chris Malone, but a RF Ryan Russ RBI groundout in the third knocked in a run and tied the game at three. Hickory scored three in the fifth. Despite three shutout innings from the bullpen, two by LHP Wesley Wright who faced six Hickory batters, retiring all of them while striking out five. RHP Zach Hammes (2-3, 4.27 ERA) starts tonight against Hickory.

OGDEN, Utah-- Reliever-turned-starter Brent Leach pitched another gem as the Raptors beat Idaho Falls 6-3 to avenge the team's only home loss of the season. In four appearances, Leach (2-0) has yet to give up an earned run in 15.1 innings. The 6-foot-5 lefty, who until a couple of weeks ago hadn't started in two years, kept the Chukars hitters off balance with a pitch he's not used to throwing -- a change-up -- a pitch he dusted off when he started for the injured Mario Alvarez on June 26. The Raptors (11-5) donned the replica uniforms of Tommy Lasorda's 1968 Ogden Dodgers (except the stirrups) for "Retro Night." The game was scoreless until Ogden catcher Juan Apodaca hit a double into left field to score first baseman David Sutherland. Jesus Soto extended the lead to four runs with a three-run homer to center field in the fifth but Idaho Falls quickly countered in the sixth with a three-run home run off of reliever Nathan Hochgesang and another homer cut the lead to just one on a homer that bounced off the scoreboard. Hochgesang then retired nine of the next 11 batters and Ramon Troncoso got three straight outs in the ninth for his fourth save on the season. Raptor Notes: Cody White (0-1) will start tonight's game vs. the Chukars at Lindquist Field at 7. ... Dutch Belnap, the Ogden Dodgers general manager in 1968, was recognized Wednesday. Belnap went on to have a distinguished coaching career at Weber High, Utah State, and serves as athletic director at Weber State. …Ogden leads Pioneer League in attendance (3,230 fans per game)

VERO BEACH, Florida-- The Marlins built 6-1 and 9-5 leads, then beat off a surging Dodger team to hold on for a 9-8 win. Charles Dasni (0-1) worked into the fourth and was tagged with the loss. Carlos Santana and Eduardo Perez each had a pair of RBI. The Marlins scored one in the first but the Dodgers countered when Ivan Dejesus doubled and scored on Santana's sacrifice fly to left. The Marlins added two in the second and three in the fourth. The Dodgers bounced back to scored when Mitchell Ayres hit into a fielder's choice with the bases loaded. A wild pickoff throw scored another and Adolfo Gonzales' RBI single and Santana's sacrifice fly cut the Marlins lead to 6-5. The Marlin added three runs in the sixth, and the Dodgers scored a run in the seventh when Carlos Santana singled home Ivan Dejesus, and twice in the ninth on RBI singles by Perez and Trayvon Robinson.

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