Guzman's Slam, Hoffman's Walk Keys Vegas, Vero Win

Las Vegas lost 9-3 to New Orleans as Jose Flores extended his hitting streak to eight games. Joel Guzman lined a grand slam to help Justin Orenduff win 6-1 over Mobile. Jamie Hoffman drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to give the Vero Beach a 5-4 win over Lakeland. Columbus made six errors in a 7-1 loss to Rome and Ogden scored seven in the eighth to dump Orem 11-7, helped by a pair of hits by Travis Denker. The Coasties were overwhelmed 12-4 despite four hits from Ed Perez.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- New Orleans scored three in the sixth to break a 3-3 tie and beat Las Vegas 9-3 to split the four-game series. The 51s had eight hits and scored solo runs in the third through the fifth innings. Shortstop Jose Flores was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He is batting .500 (17-for-34) over that stretch. Left fielder Jose Valentin was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Right-hander Eric Hull (0-1) started and suffered the loss. He pitched 4.1 innings, allowed 7 hits, 6 runs (2 earned) and struck out 2. The 51s used five pitchers.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida-- Joel Guzman stroked a line drive grand slam to left field in the fourth inning, and Suns starter Justin Orenduff (4-1) had a six-inning, three-hit performance to earn the win. Guzman went 3-for-4, leading the Suns' 10-hit attack. Orenduff, who struck out eight batters, has allowed one earned run in his last 21 innings. Suns pitchers retired 17 batters in a row to complete a 6-1 victory over Mobile. Beltran Perez and Hong-chih Kuo retired the final nine BayBears batters, insuring the Suns' victory. Russell Martin hit a two-strike, two-out RBI double in the fifth inning, giving the Suns a 5-1 lead. Right-hander William Juarez (4-3, 4.37 ERA) is scheduled to face Mobile tonight. : C Russell Martin threw out Kennard Jones trying to steal second in the third inning, marking the fifth consecutive game he has thrown out a runner. …2B Delwyn Young was promoted to Class AAA Las Vegas following the game. …The Suns have beaten Mobile in seven consecutive games. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Jamie Hoffman drew a bases loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Vero Beach Dodgers a 5-4 win over Lakeland. The Tigers had tied it in the top of the ninth. Jimmy Rohan went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and Mark Alexander recorded the win to improve to 4-1. In the bottom of the ninth, Anthony Raglani was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. He was forced out on a bunt try from A.J. Ellis, but Xavier Paul blooped a single to center. Jimmy Rohan was intentionally walked to load the bases and Hoffman walked on four pitches. The Dodgers took a 4-2 lead in the seventh. Raglani led off with a double and scored on Paul's triple. Rohan singled to score Paul for a two-run lead. Alexander allowed two runs in the eighth to blow the save but came back to strike out two of the next four batters.

ROME, Georgia-- Managers like crooked numbers on the scoreboard but not when they are errors and the Catfish made six of them, four in the fifth and sixth, and lost the series finale 7-1. DH Travis Denker finished 2-for-3 with a double and completed the four-game set 8-for-16 with four doubles. 3B Blake DeWitt doubled in the eighth and now has a ten-game hitting streak. RHP Chris Malone allowed seven runs -- four earned -- to fall to 8-5 on the season. Atlanta Braves RHP John Thomson made a rehab appearance for Rome and allowed two hits and one walk with 45 pitches in four innings. Malone matched him pitch for pitch until the fifth, when four straight singles and two Fish errors allowed Rome to take a 4-0 lead. Columbus scored their lone run tonight when DeWitt scored on a CF Ryan Russ double and an error. Denker, Russ, and C Chris Westervelt all had two hits. RHP Dimas Reina (0-1, 4.26 ERA) opens the series with Greenville tonight.

OGDEN, Utah-- Ogden scored seven runs in the 8th inning earn an 11-7 win over Orem in the last game in the first half. The Raptors scored first when DJ Jackson lead off with a single and was driven in by a David Sutherland double. Sutherland came in to score on a passed ball. BJ Richmond singled, stole second base, and was driven in by James McDonald. Ogden scored another run in the 2nd when Shane Justis came in to score on a Justin Crist single. The Owlz cut the Raptors lead to 4-3 in the fourth and scored two in the sixth to take the lead at 5-4. In the eighth, seven of the first eight batters scored runs for the Raptors who sent 13 batters to the plate and scored seven runs. Singles by Richmond, Justin Crist, Sutherland, Russell Mitchell and McDonald, plus two Orum errors did the damage. Sutherland and Justis had three hits each and Crist knocked in three. The winning pitcher for the Raptors was Alvin Hayes (2-1), third of four Raptor pitchers.

ST. LUCIE, Florida-- Miguel Sanfler (2-3) was tagged for five runs before leaving in the third and Ed Quintana allowed seven more as the Gulf Coast Dodgers were overwhelmed 12-4 by the Mets. Ed Perez banged out a double and three singles to boost his average to .360, while Carols Medero-Stultz added three to the Dodgers 11-hit total. Carlos Santana had an RBI double and Scott VanSlyke knocked in a pair of runs.

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