Pilkington's Complete-Game Two-hitter Stops Palm

Las Vegas and Ogden were the only Dodger farm club to suffer a defeat, falling 6-4 to Omaha. Jacksonville stopped Mibile 6-5 and 10-1; Vero dumped Palm beach 4-1, Columbus scored one in the eighth and one in the ninth to top Savannah 2-1 and the Coasties stopped the Mets 5-0. Vegas lost 6-4 to Omaha and Ogden was blasted 12-1 by Casper.

OMAHA, Nebraska-- Omaha slugged three home runs in a four-run fifth inning to defeat Las Vegas 6-4. The 51s had nine hits and rallied for two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth inning. Designated hitter Jose Flores was 2-for-5 with an RBI and right fielder Henri Stanley was 1-for-5 with a triple, RBI. Left fielder Mike Rose was 1-for-3 with an RBI and third baseman Nick Theodorou was 1-for-3 and had a double. Right-hander T.J. Nall (5-5) suffered the loss. He pitched 6 innings, allowed 7 hits, 4 runs and struck out 6. Beau Dannemiller allowed 2 runs, Mike Venafro worked 0.1 innings and Buddy Carlyle was perfect over the final 1.2 Henri Stanley's RBI triple in the top of the fifth gave Las Vegas a brief 1-0 lead. But the Royals answered with three homers and four runs in the bottom of the inning.

MOBILE, Alabama --The Suns swept a doubleheader from the Mobile BayBears winning, 6-5, and 10-1 Saturday at Hank Aaron Stadium.
In game one, Beltran Perez struck out the potential winning run in the seventh, finishing a five-run, final-inning comeback by the BayBears. Perez earned his second save, despite coming in with a 6-1 score. He and Orlando Rodriguez combined to give up five runs after one out in the seventh inning, walking three. Suns starter Eric Hull (6-5) pitched five shutout innings to earn the win. Nick Alvarez drove in three runs, once in each plate appearance. James Loney hit a two-run double in the fourth inning, giving the Suns a 3-0 lead. Eric Langill snapped a 2-for-24 slump with two hits, including a RBI knock in the fifth.
In the nightcap, the Suns tagged BayBears for eight runs in his two-plus innings. Joel Guzman smashed a three-run home run, encapsulating a four-run first inning in which the Suns batted around. The Suns also sent nine batters to the plate in the third. Jon Weber had a two-run single and Russell Martin tied a career-high with four hits, also knocking in three runs. Starter William Juarez (5-4) pitched six shutout innings, allowing three hits to earn the victory. It tied his longest start of the season. 3B Andy LaRoche left the game after being struck in the right wrist with a pitch in the first inning. Joel Hanrahan (6-7, 5.28 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Mobile in the final game of a four-game series.

PALM BEACH, Florida-- The Dodgers spotted Palm Beach a run in the second inning, then cruised to a smooth 4-1 win behind the strong pitching of Brian Pilkington who allowed only two hits and fanned six in a nine inning complete game. Matt Kemp and Jamie Hoffman had a pair of hits each. Anthony Raglani singled in Kemp in the fourth inning to tie the game 1-1. Vero took the lead in the fourth when Chin-lung Hu double, Jimmy Rohan walked and the pair pulled a double steal. Kemp's sacrifice fly broke the tie and Cory Dunlap double made it 3-1. Hoffmann slugged his 10th triple in the seventh and scored on a wild pitch

COLUMBUS, Geordia-- LF Ryan Carter hit a solo home (#5) run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Catfish beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 2-1. The Catfish trailed throughout most of the game, scoring a run in the eighth to tie the game and a run in the ninth to win it. RHP Kyle Wilson struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first win of the season, as he, along with starter RHP Blake Johnson and LHP Wesley Wright, combined on a two-hitter with 15 total strikeouts. Johnson gave up a two-out RBI single in the second as Savannah took a 1-0 lead. The Gnats did not score again and the Catfish pitching staff did not allow another hit in the final seven innings. In the bottom of the eighth, 2B Justin Crist doubled to left, putting the first Catfish baserunner of the night in scoring position. With two outs and Crist at third, CF Ryan Russ hit a bouncer on the right side mishandled by Savannah's infield, allowing Crist to score to tie the game and end a 13-inning scoreless drought for Columbus. LHP Scott Elbert (6-5, 3.10 ERA) starts for the Catfish this afternoon.

CASPER, Wyoming-- It was a rough night on the road as Ogden suffered their most lopsided defeat of the season, 12-1. The loss dropped Ogden into a first-place tie with the Rockies in the race for the Pioneer League South division's second half title. Starter Mario Alvarez (3-2) took the loss. In the fourth inning Jason Mooneyham homered (#5) and he added a sixth-inning double. Ogden's pitching staff combined to give up nine walks, two wild pitches and two hit batsmen. On the bright side, Raptors pitchers struck out 10 Rockies.

ST. LUCIE, Florida-- The Dodgers got sparkling pitching, limiting the Mets to two hits in a 5-0 win. Ramon Parades (5-0) allowed only a single in his five innings, striking out four. Jon Haldis and Miguel Ramirez finished the shutout. The Dodgers jumped into a 2-0 lead in the third when Scott Van Slyke walked, Kenley Jansen singled and Trayvon Robinson tripled them home. Another run wa added in the fourth when Van Slyke's RBI single scored Adolfo Gonzalez. Eduardo Perez added his third homer in the sixth and Jansen added an RBI on a ground ball in the ninth.

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