Young, Guzman Homer in Jacksonville Victory

Tucson defeated Las Vegas 10-1 as Cody Ross doubled and scored. Joel Guzman and Delwyn Young hit three-run home runs to help Jacksonville and Chad Billingsley win 8-3 over Montgomery. Dunedin held Vero Beach three singles in a 5-0 loss. Columbus fell to Greenville 7-3 despite Travis Denker's 19th home run. Ogden dropped a 13-11 game to Missoula 13-11 but Juan Apodaca banged two home runs. The Gulf Coast Dodgers won a pair from the Mets, 2-1 and 5-4, the second on a Joshua Bell single.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- Tucson defeated Las Vegas 10-1 to even the series at 1-1. The 51s were held to 6 hits and scored their lone run in the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by second baseman Joe Thurston. Right fielder Cody Ross (1-for-2, two walks) led off the inning with a double and scored on Thurston's fly ball. Third baseman Willy Aybar was 1-for-2 with his team-leading 25th double. Right-hander Pat Mahomes (6-7) pitched 5 innings, allowed 8 hits, 6 runs, walked 5 and struck out 1. Game three of the four-game series is tonight.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama-- Joel Guzman and Delwyn Young each hit three-run home runs, boosting the Suns to an 8-3 victory over Montgomery. Guzman's home run came in the second inning, only his second longball since May 28. Young added a three-run shot in the third, giving the Suns a 6-0 lead. Justin Ruggiano and Nick Alvarez hit two-out RBI singles in the third. The Suns hit one home run in its previous nine games. Starter Chad Billingsley (7-4) won his first game in four starts vs. Montgomery. He had allowed 19 runs in 10.2 innings prior to his start Friday. The Suns' bullpen delivered four shutout innings. Right-hander Joel Hanrahan (4-5, 5.23 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Montgomery tonight. Sun Spots: 1B James Loney went 0-for-2 with two walks, ending his nine-game hitting streak which fell one short of tying a career-high. …LHP Luis Gonzalez was promoted to Las Vegas and OF David Nicholson was reassigned to Columbus. INF Sergio Garcia was reinstated and LHP Orlando Rodriguez was promoted from Class Vero Beach. -- Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Dunedin shut out Vero Beach Dodgers 5-0 Friday night at Holman Stadium. Julio Pimentel (6-5) started for the Dodgers and set down the first 11 batters he faced. However, he gave up a run in the fifth and two in the sixth to take the loss. The Dodgers were held to singles by Cory Dunlap, Jamie Hoffman and Chin-lung Hu.

GREENVILLE, SC-- Columbus fell victim to both the rain and Greenville, as a rain delay turned into a rain-shortened 7-3 loss, ending a Catfish five-game winning streak. 2B Travis Denker hit a solo HR in the second inning tonight for the Fish, his team-leading 19th blast of the season. RHP Jarod Plummer took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) in six innings of work. Columbus took the lead in the first inning as Denker drove home 1B David Nicholson with a sacrifice fly. Greenville scored two in the second inning to take a 2-1 lead, their first lead of the series. In the third, Denker hit the second pitch of the inning over the left-field wall. His last five hits were all round-trippers. Denker's HR was his seventh of the road trip (10 games). Greenville regained the lead in the fourth but RF Sergio Pedroza doubled and Lucas May singled to again tie the game. The Catfish have won two of the first three games with Greenville and will wrap up the series tonight, sending LHP Scott Elbert (4-4, 3.41 ERA) to the hill.

MISSOULA, Montana-- A night after racing past the Pioneer League's top team, the Raptors were dealt a wild loss at the hands of Missoula 13-11. The Osprey came in sporting a league-worst 5-17 record but blew the game open in the second inning, taking up a 9-1 lead. Starter Alvin Hayes (1-1) recorded only two outs, leaving the game in the first inning after allowing six runs, four hits and three walks. Juan Apodaca connected on a pair of two-run homers (#1 & 2) to celebrate his 19th birthday. The Raptors scored five in the ninth. A pair of walks, a hit batter and four base hits brought the go-ahead run to the plate with two outs but the last Raptor hit into a force to end the game. Raptor Notes: Rick Taloa had three RBI on the evening with a home run (#1) and a two-run single, while teammate David Sutherland had a pair of hits and raised his league-best batting average to .452 (42-for-91). Adam Godwin, Russell Mitchell, Apodaca and Taloa each had two hits.

VERO BEACH, Florida-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers won a pair of seven-inning games from the Mets, taking the first 2-1 and rallying to score two in the bottom of the final inning to win the second game 5-4.
In the opener, the Dodgers managed only one hit, a single by Ken Jensen but scored single runs in the fourth and fifth inning with Ivan DeJesus and Adolfo Gonzalez crossing the plate. Howar Zueleta (1-0) won his first game in relief and Miguel Ramirez earned his third save. Scott VanSlyke saw his first professional action, grounding into a double play as a pinch-hitter.
In the second game, the Dodgers trailed 4-2 in the fifth inning when Steve Sapp singled with one out and moved to second on another single by Ivan DeJesus singled. A third straight single, by Eduardo Perez, cut the Met lead to 4-3. In the bottom of the fifth. In the last of the seventh Eloy Gutierrez doubled with one out and DeJesus, who was 4-for-4, doubled him across to tie the game. Josh Bell's two-out single drove in the winning run. The third Dodger pitcher, Eduardo Quintana (1-0) earned the win.