Stanley Clouts Two More Homers in Vegas Victory

Henri Stanley slugged another pair of homers, giving him five in three games, as Las Vegas topped Fresno 8-3. Jacksonville won a suspended game 6-5, then completed a sweep with a 5-1 win as Delwyn Young doubled in the lead run. Chin-lung Hu went 4-for-5 but Vero Beach lost 5-4, while Ogden ran their record to 12-5 behind a bases-loaded double by Sergio Pedroza. Adolfo Gonzalez knocking four of the five runs as the GCL Dodgers won 5-2. Columbus was rained out.

FRESNO, California-- Henri Stanley's bat continues to blaze. The outfielder hit two more home runs, giving him five for the series, leading Las Vegas to an 8-3 victory over Fresno. Stanley, who hit a tiebreaking three-run shot in the seventh inning Wednesday and two longballs in Tuesday's win, finished 2-for-5 and slugged a solo shot in the first, sparking a four-run frame. The five-year Minor League veteran did a repeat performance in the fifth for his 11th round-tripper. Stanley has 11 homers on the season. Tony Schrager slammed a two-run homer in the sixth to end the night 2-for-4 with three RBI. Brian Myrow also knocked in three with a two-run double and a solo homer. T.J. Nall (4-3) got the win, pitching the final 4.2 innings without yielding a run. Nall, who relieved starter Ryan Rupe in the fifth inning, gave up two hits and one walk, striking out three. Rupe allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. Todd Linden blasted a solo homer, his Pacific Coast League-leading 20th, off Rupe in the third. Las Vegas swept the three game series in Fresno and move to Portland, facing the Beavers tonight.

MOBILE, Alabama --The Suns swept a shortened series from Mobile, winning both the completion of a suspended game, 6-5, and the nightcap, 5-1. In the full game, Delwyn Young doubled down the right field line, driving in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, giving the Suns a 2-1 lead they did not relinquish. Young also singled in a run in the sixth which broke a scoreless tie. Starter Chad Billingsley wriggled out of a bases loaded, one-out situation in the fourth, garnering two of his nine strikeouts to end the threat. Reliever Richard Bartlett (2-1) earned the win, but walked three, including one with the bases loaded in the seventh. He was supported by Young and James Loney's two-run double in the eighth to pad the Suns lead to 4-1. Justin Ruggiano homered in his first start as a Sun, a solo shot in the ninth. Luis Gonzalez pitched two scoreless innings to notch his fifth save. Martin doubled in a run in the sixth inning of the resumed game, giving the Suns the eventual go-ahead score. Right-hander Edwin Jackson (1-2, 3.50 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Montgomery tonight in the first game of a four-game series. Sun Spots: 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. ...The Suns earned their first sweep in Mobile since April 12-14, 2002. …Guzman made two errors in the nightcap, one of which led to the BayBears' lone run in the seventh. --Joe Block

SARASOTA, Florida-- Sarasota held off a Vero Beach rally to win 5-4 and even the series at a game each. Chin-lung Hu went 4-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in a losing cause. Catcher Edwin Bellorin had to leave the game when he collided with a teammate. As a precautionary measure, Bellorin was taken to a local hospital, but he was quickly cleared and returned to the team hotel. In the sixth inning, with a runner on first, Luis Bolivar bunted down the third base line. Both Bellorin and third baseman Cole Bruce went after it. Bruce made the catch and threw out the batter, but collided with Bellorin. The Reds scored a run in the first inning and Vero tied it in the third when Bellorin reached on a third-strike wild pitch. Two outs later he scored on Hu's second hit of the night. Sarasota went back on top in the bottom of third helped by a 2-out error. Vero again tied the score in the fourth as Matt Kemp reached on an infield single, stole second and scored on a Cole Bruce single. The Reds scored two runs on an error in the fifth and another in the sixth. The Dodgers had a last gasp in the eighth. Abreu and Hu led off with singles. One out later Kemp argued a called first strike and was punished with a second strike called for stepping out of the batter's box. Manager Scott Little argued for his player and both he and Kemp were ejected. Jimmy Rohan replaced Kemp and stroked an RBI single to center. However, he was picked off an another controversial call. Cory Dunlap then delivered a two-out single to center, scoring Hu and cutting the deficit to one.

HICKORY, NC-- The game between the Columbus Catfish and the Hickory Crawdads was been postponed. The teams have not scheduled a makeup date. Since this is the final scheduled meeting between the two teams, a makeup game will only be scheduled if it will affect playoff standings. The Catfish now head to Asheville for a four game set against the Tourists.

OGDEN, Utah-- Ogden won their fourth series of the season by defeating Idaho Falls 7-4. Idaho scored four in the top of the second and the Raptors got one back in the bottom of the inning on a home run by Andrew Locke, his first of the season. Ogden followed with a five-run third, keyed by a bases-loaded double by Sergio Pedroza. He now has 14 RBI on the year. Juan Apodaca banged a two run home run to put the Raptors on top 6-4. Jesus Soto hit a solo home run in the fifth, his third homer in as many games. The Raptors turned four double plays and moved their overall record to 12-5. Cody White (1-1) had a break-through performance. The lefty went into this game winless in three starts and with an earned run average of 6.75. He had never made it into the fifth inning, and he looked like he might not make it past the second inning as he gave up a walk and five hits, which led to four runs. But White pitched in the sixth, before he tired and gave up a single and a walk and left in favor of reliever Cory Wade. Raptor Notes: Kristopher Krise will start tonight against Casper. ... First baseman Rick Taloa has hit a pair of homers as a designated hitter. However, he was 0-for-4 in his first start with a strikeout. The Los Angeles Dodgers' 35th pick in this year's draft hails from Santa Ana (Calif.) Community College.

MELBOURNE, Florida-- The Dodgers spotted the Marlins a pair of runs in the first inning, then fought back to earn a 5-1 win. Ramon Parades (2-0, 2.03) gave up two first inning runs and worked five innings striking out seven. Adolfo Gonzalez banged out a double and three singles, knocking four of the five runs. He finished the game hitting .412. Eduardo Perez, with a single and a double, boosted his average to .375 and had the other RBI. The Marlins scored two in the first, banging a single, double, single off Parades. From that point, the Dodgers shut off the scoring completely. The Coasties got on the board in the top of the fourth. Santana walk and Perez lived on an error. Gonzalez doubled to tied the game 2-2. Santana walked again in the sixth to spark the winning rally. Perez's single sent Santana to third and Gonzalez single gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. The Dodgers earned some breathing room in the eighth when, with one out, Santana singled and Perez doubled him across. A Gonzalez single made it 5-2 and Miguel Ramirez came in to record his second save.

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