Jackson Allows Two Hits in Win Over Tennessee

Edwin Jackson evened his record at 4-4 by allowing two hits in six innings and Andy LaRoche added a homer (#29) as Jacksonville stopped Tennessee 8-3. Vero Beach used Travis Denker's home run (#22) to beat rehabbing Carl Pavano 3-2 with Jonathan Figueroa earning the win and Ogden ran their winning streak to six by dumping Idaho Falls 74 helped by Russ Mitchell's 12th home run. Las Vegas and Columbus had open dates.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- Open date. Las Vegas starter Heath Totten allowed 13 hits and eight earned runs in 3 1/3 innings before leaving with an injury Tuesday night and was placed on the disabled list with a sore elbow. He will be replaced in the starting rotation by Dodgers veteran Scott Erickson. ... Today is the last off day of the season in the Pacific Coast League.

SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee-- The Suns scored four times in the seventh inning with the help of two errors in an 8-3 victory over the Tennessee Smokies. Suns starter Edwin Jackson (4-4) allowed two hits and two runs in six innings to earn the victory. He threw 52 pitches in a wild first two innings, but faced the minimum over his final four frames, needing 41 pitches. Jackson walked four batters and hit one. Andy LaRoche snapped a 6-for-51 skid with a line drive home run to left field and two hits. James Loney went 2-for-4 with a triple. Tony Abreu grounded into a 1-2-3 double play with the bases loaded in the second inning, but atoned by tripling in a run in the fourth. Right-hander Justin Orenduff (4-1, 4.18 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Tennessee tonight in the final game of a three-game series. Sun Spots: The Suns hit two triples in a game for the first time this season. …LHP Hong-chih Kuo pitched a perfect ninth, extending his scoreless streak to 12 innings. He has retired 14 consecutive batters over multiple appearances. …C Russell Martin threw out Ball in the first inning, snapping a streak of 11 consecutive stolen bases against him. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Travis Denker's fourth inning home run (#22) off rehabbing starter Carl Pavano gave the Vero Beach Dodgers a 3-2 over the Tampa Yankees. It was the third time this year the Dodgers had beaten a major league pitcher in the Florida State League on an injury rehabilitation assignment. Jonathan Figueroa started for the first time since June 24 to earn the win and improve his record to 4-1. The only runs scored off Figueroa came in the fifth, his final inning of work. Alvis Ojeda turned in three perfect relief innings, striking out five Yankees. Mark Alexander set down all three batters in the 9th for his 20th save. In all, Vero Beach retired the last 13 Yankees to seal the victory. Cory Dunlap added two separate two-out RBI hits against Pavano to give Vero an early lead. Xavier Paul was thrown out at home plate in the first inning and suffered an injury in the collision that caused him to leave the game. It was the Dodgers 5th straight win, their longest winning streak of the year. It was the Dodgers 5th straight win, their longest winning streak of the year. The series continues Thursday night when the Yankees trot out another big leaguer, Jaret Wright.

COLUMBUS, Georgia-- The Catfish had an open date.

OGDEN, Utah-- Ogden completed a three game sweep of the Idaho Falls Chukars Wednesday night by a score of 7-4. The Raptors also won all six games on the homestand. Idaho Falls went on top 2-0 in the top of the first on a home run. Ogden answered in the bottom half when Adam Godwin and Jesus Soto singled to lead off. With runners at the corners Andrew Locke grounded into a 6-4-3 double play that brought in Godwin from third to make the score 2-1. Neither team scored until the Raptors exploded in the fifth. Parker Brooks, who was playing in his first game as a Raptor, hit a single that was followed by Godwin and Soto RBI doubles. Locke drew a walk that put two Raptors on board for Russ Mitchell, who hit a towering three run homer over the left field wall. It was Mitchell's 12th home run and 42 RBI. Then Shane Justis doubled and was driven in by James McDonald. In all the Raptors scored six runs on six hits and brought eleven batters to the plate in the 5th, and lead 7-2. Marlon Arias (3-1) pitched seven innings and only gave up three earned runs on four hits. He had four straight one-two-three innings. Arias also struck out five batters giving him 42 on the season, which ranks in third place in the Pioneer League. The Raptors start a six game road trip Thursday night at Casper.

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Steve Johnson (0-2) retired only one man in the first inning and left the game having given up five hits and five runs. The Dodgers could never catch up and lost a 13-5 decision. Johnson was followed by Eduardo Quintana, Wilfredo Diaz and Jon Haldis as the Marlins banged out 20 hits. Jeremy Brown, Yosanddy Garcia, Jesus Mora and Carlos Medero-Stultz each had an RBI. Brown had two hits

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