Jaxs Win on Guzman's Single, Young's Hard Slide

Colorado Springs won two from Vegas 7-2 and 4-3 despite a Willy Aybar homer. Joel Guzman's single scored Delwyn Young in a 2-1 Jacksonville victory over Montgomery. Columbus left the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, then lost in the ninth to Kannapolis despite Blake DeWitt's 10th homer. Ogden beat Helena 10-9 on Shane Justis' single and the Coasties pounded out 25 hits to smother the Nationals 19-2. Jose Nunez banged out a single, two doubles and a home run. Vero Beach was off.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado--The SkySox swept a doubleheader from Las Vegas, taking a 7-2 win in the first and winning 4-3 in the second game.
The 51s were hitless through the first three innings of the opener and built a 6-0 lead off starter Eric Stults (1-2). He allowed nine hits and six runs in four innings. He struck out two and walked none. Willy Aybar went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer to account for all the 51s' offense. Rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers Milton Bradley (finger) and Jose Valentin (knee) both singled, with Bradley also drawing a walk. Luis Gonzalez walked three and gave up one run in two innings of relief.
In the second game, a run-scoring pinch single in the sixth inning gave Colorado Springs a 4-3 victory after the 51s lost a 3-1 lead in the fifth. In a spot start, Mike Neu surrendered three runs on three hits and three walks in 4.1 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander had previously appeared in 24 games out of the 51s' bullpen. Reliever Franquelis Osoria (2-2) took the loss, yielding a run on four hits in 1.2 innings. Todd Donovan and Joe Thurston led Las Vegas, both going 2-for-4 with a single and an RBI triple. Cody Ross was 2-for-3 with two doubles, while Tony Schrager had a run-scoring groundout.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida-- Delwyn Young knocked the ball loose from the Birmingham catcher in the seventh inning, enabling him to score the go-ahead run in the Suns' 2-1 win. Young scored on Joel Guzman's single to left field. The throw to home plate beat Young but the catcher lost the ball upon impact. Justin Orenduff (3-1) earned the win, pitching a scoreless seventh. Jonathan Broxton, whose fastball was clocked between 98 and 101 MPH in the ninth, struck out four over two scoreless innings for his third save. Starter William Juarez allowed one unearned run in six innings. He balked in the sixth, scoring Stewart from third, which tied the game, 1-1. The Suns scored first when Sergio Garcia led off the fourth inning with a home run. Right-hander Chad Billingsley (7-4, 4.28 ERA) is scheduled to face Barons today. Sun Spots: Orenduff pitched in relief for the first time this season, part of the Dodgers' plan to rotate the six Suns starters briefly through the bullpen in order to give them experience in that role. …Broxton's penultimate pitch in the ninth registered at 98 on the Baseball Grounds' radar gun and 101 on the Dodgers' and scouts' guns, the fastest pitch in ballpark history. …Garcia has 24 RBI in 109 at bats, a pace that would lead the Southern League if he had a full season-to-date at bat total. …3B Andy LaRoche is hitless in 15 at bats and hasn't driven in a run in 13 games. …Tydus Meadows (sore shoulder) did not play, but was available to pinch-hit if needed. …LF Nick Alvarez's six-game hitting streak ended, tying his season best. …Barons LF Jerry Owens extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a seventh-inning single. …Guzman, who played third, committed an error for the third consecutive game, his 23rd, which is two shy of the league lead. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA-- The Dodgers had a day off.

COLUMBUS, Georgia-- Columbus left the bases loaded and nobody out in a 5-5 game in the bottom of the eighth inning, then lost on a solo HR in the ninth as Kannapolis won 6-5. The Fish have lost five straight games. Catfish pitchers walked eleven batters in the loss and the offense stranded eleven runners on base. 3B Blake DeWitt hit his 10th HR of the season and CF Ryan Russ drove home a pair of runs with two RBI doubles. In the second inning, DeWitt hit a solo HR to left-center and Russ doubled home a run to give Columbus a 2-0 lead. In the top of the 3rd, Kannapolis scored three times when starter Zach Hammes walked three consecutive batters and gave up a two-run single, allowing Kannapolis to take a 3-2 lead. The led until the sixth, when Russ's second RBI double of the game tied it at three. In the seventh, Kannapolis scored twice against RHP Dimas Reina. RF Ryan Carter homered in the seventh to get one of the runs back, and a 1B Dan Batz RBI groundout tied the game. RHP Brandon Weeden (2-7, 5.13 ERA) takes the mound against the Intimidators tonight.

OGDEN, Utah-- The Raptors came from behind to win 10-9 in extra innings over Helena. Adam Godwin's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored B.J. Richmond with the winning run. Godwin finished 3-for-5. Catcher Juan Apodaca drove in David Sutherland in the first but Helen rolled up a 6-1 lead going into the last of the fifth. The Raptors were down 7-4 and had stranded 10 batters in the eighth, when they scored one on a wild pitch and Russell Mitchell knocked in two more with a double. Apodaca also doubled to take an 8-7 lead. Helena went on top 9-8 in the ninth helped by a pair of errors before Shane Justis drove in pinch runner DJ Jackson in the bottom of the ninth to tie things at 9-9. Cory Wade started and was roughed up. Ramon Troncoso (1-1), fourth Raptor pitcher, earned the win. Raptor Notes: Justis replaced second baseman Jesus Soto in the sixth inning after Soto was hit in the left arm by a pitch in the fifth. ... Rotsen Gil returned to Ogden after playing 12 games for the Las Vegas 51s. He was 2-for-9, starting one game. ...The Raptors hold a commanding lead in the Pioneer League attendance. Going into Tuesday's games, Ogden has averaged 3,725 fans a game. The next closest team is Great Falls (2,845). Helena has the lowest attendance (1,064).

VERO BEACH, Florida-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers have struggled to score runs this season but Tuesday they had little trouble, banging out 25 hits and scoring 19 runs while smashing the Nationals 19-2. A seven-run fourth inning put the game out of reach. Jose Nunez lead a single, two doubles and a home run (#1) while knocking in three. Eduardo Perez also had three RBI on a pair of singles and a double, while Ivan DeJesus was 3-for-3 with a run batted in. Miguel Sanfler (2-1) was the recipient of the offensive explosion, working five innings and allowing six hits and a single earned runs.

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