Sergio Garcia's Grand Slam Boosts Jacksonville

Tucson crushed Las Vegas 11-4 as Center fielder Todd Donovan hit safely in his ninth straight game. Sergio Garcia hit his first career grand slam for Jacksonville in a 6-3 win over Montgomery. Jimmy Rohan's RBI single with one out in the 10th Inning helped Vero overcome a 6-0 deficit and win 7-6 after Matt Kemp tied the game in the ninth with his 19th home run. Ogden was held to two hits in a 3-0 loss, cutting their league lead to one. Columbus was rained out and the Coasties were not scheduled.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- Tucson crushed Las Vegas in a four-game series, winning all four -- including an 11-4 contest Sunday -- and out-scoring the 51s 40-10 in the process. Vegas recorded 11 hits and scored a run in the first inning and three in the ninth. Center fielder Todd Donovan was 3-for-5 and has now hit safely in 9 straight games. Second baseman Jose Flores was 2-for-3, RBI and shortstop Tony Schrager was 2-for-3 with a double. Jose Valentin played first base and was 1-for-2 in his first rehab assignment. Left-hander Derek Thompson suffered the loss. He pitched 4 innings, allowed 5 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), walked 3 and struck out 5. Las Vegas used five pitchers. Right-hander T.J. Nall (1 in, 1 R); left-hander Mike Venafro (2 IN, 4 R); Right-hander Alfredo Gonzalez (1 IN, 0 R) and left-hander Luis Gonzalez (1 IN, 4 R). Former Dodger minor leaguer Chris Michalak worked the Sidewinders' third straight quality start. He pitched 6 innings, allowed 4 hits and one unearned run.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama-- Sergio Garcia hit his first career grand slam, giving the Suns a late lead they would not relinquish in a 9-4 victory over Montgomery. Trailing 3-2 in the seventh, Garcia boomed shot over the left field fence to give the Suns a 6-3 advantage. Later in the inning, Delwyn Young added a three-run shot as the Suns sent 12 batters to the plate. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson delivered five shutout frames until allowing a three-run home run in the sixth which put the Biscuits ahead. Jackson (3-2) earned the win, completing six innings. Right-hander Eric Hull (5-4, 3.71 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Birmingham in the first game of a four-game series tonight. Sun Spots: LHP Orlando Rodriguez made his 2005 Suns debut after being promoted from Class A-Advanced Vero Beach on Thursday. He pitched with the Suns in 2003 and missed 2004 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. …Garcia tied a career-high with three hits and four RBI. . …Garcia, Young and Tydus Meadows each had three hits. ... …Meadows had two hits in the seventh inning. …SS Joel Guzman went 0-for-5 and made two errors. …The Suns have not lost a road trip since April 28-May 4. …CF Jon Weber (sore left shoulder) missed his second consecutive game. …Meadows (shoulder, wrist soreness) did not play the field for the third game in a row. …Andy LaRoche has one extra base hit since June 26. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Jimmy Rohan singled with one out in the 10th Inning to score Jamie Hoffman and the give the Dodgers a come-from-behind, 7-6 win over Dunedin. Matt Kemp tied the game in the 9th with his 19th home run of the season. Mark Alexander (3-1) earned the win with two scoreless relief innings and Alvis Ojeda chipped in 5.1 hitless, scoreless innings. The Blue Jays jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the third. The Dodgers chipped away with two runs in the third and two more in the fifth. Then in the 9th, Tony Abreu was hit by a pitch to start the inning. One fielder's choice later, Kemp blasted a home run off the scoreboard in left-center to tie the score. In the 10th, Jamie Hoffman was hit by a pitch and Anthony Raglani followed with a walk. A ground out by A.J. Ellis advanced both baserunners and Rohan lined a single past the drawn-in infield to win the game. The series concludes Monday night at Holman Stadium.

COLUMBUS, Georgia-- Due to unplayable field conditions at Golden Park, tonight's Columbus -Kannapolis game has been postponed. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today with two seven-inning games.

MISSOULA, Montana-- For the first time since July 3, the Raptors' were held scoreless. Missoula used three pitchers to complete a two-hit, 3-0 shutout, cutting Ogden's lead in the Pioneer League's Southern Division to just one game over Idaho Falls. Ogden's Brent Leach went six strong innings in defeat. Pitcher Jose Obispo joins the team today. The right-hander pitched in five games for the Raptors last year. He was originally assigned to Ogden, but was hurt at the end of spring training. In a rehab appearance for the Gulf Coast Dodgers last week, he gave up four runs in 1.1 innings.

VERO BEACH, Florida-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers were not scheduled.

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