Donovan's Catch Saves Suns 5-3 Win

Omaha battled back from a 6-2 deficit to tie, only to lose in the bottom of the ninth despite home runs by Jason Grabowski, Brian Myrow and Mike Nixon. Todd Donovan's diving catch saved two runs as the Suns topped Mobile 5-3. Anthony Raglani missed the cycle by a single in Vero's 9-3 win over Palm Beach and Chris Westervelt's two-run single gave Columbus a 6-4 win over Savannah. Ogden went without sleep and without a run in a loss to Idaho Falls and the Coasties had Sunday off.

OMAHA, Nebraska-- Omaha scored a run in the last of the ninth off Franquelis Osoria (5-3) to earn a 7-6 victory over Las Vegas as Omaha took three of four from the 51s. Jason Grabowski slugged a two-run homer (#4) in the first to give Vegas an early lead, but Omaha rolled up a 6-2 lead after two innings. Brian Myrow (#17) and Mike Nixon (#2) cranked solo homers as Las Vegas climbed back from a 6-2 deficit. A two-run single by Henri Stanley in the seventh forged a 6-6 deadlock. Mike Neu started and was tagged for six runs and nine hits in five innings. Orlando Gonzalez worked three scoreless innings to keep the 51s close. Outfielder Jayson Werth joins Las Vegas tonight to begin a rehab assignment against Iowa.

MOBILE, Alabama-- Todd Donovan made a headlong diving catch, saving two runs in the seventh inning in the Suns' 5-3 victory over the Mobile BayBears. Tony Abreu had two hits and two RBI, including a go-ahead run-scoring double in third inning, giving the Suns a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish. It backed starter Joel Hanrahan (7-7) who pitched five innings, allowing two second inning runs en route to the win. Justin Ruggiano hit a long home run to lead off the fourth inning. The Suns had only Ruggiano's bunt hit in the sixth after his home run. Hong-chih Kuo pitched on one day of rest for the second consecutive outing, finishing the seventh and completing the eighth. He entered in the midst of an inning for the first time this season and stranded two runners, courtesy of Donovan's catch. Beltran Perez worked a perfect ninth to earn his third save, his second in as many nights. Right-hander Edwin Jackson (4-4, 4.50 ERA) is scheduled to start against Chattanooga tonight. Sun Spots: Andy LaRoche's right wrist was examined Sunday. Preliminary X-rays were negative. He was struck with a pitch Saturday. …LHP Luis Gonzalez (right biceps tendinitis) was placed on the disabled list. …1B James Loney went 0-for-4, ending his seven-game hitting streak. …Nick Alvarez grounded into two double plays in his first two plate appearances, but it brought home runs in each instance. --Joe Block.

JUPITER, Florida-- Vero Beach knocked out 14 hits en route to a 9-3 victory over the Palm Beach Cardinals. Jimmy Rohan, Cory Dunlap and Anthony Raglani all had three hits each to lead the offense. Alvis Ojeda (5-1) made a spot start and turned in his longest outing of the season, working six innings and allowing just one run. Vero scored three in the first inning and led 6-1 into the seventh when they scored three more to put the game away. Anthony Raglani needed only a single for a cycle, cracking a double, triple and his 12th home run, knocking in three. Rohan and Dunlap added a pair of RBI to their three hits and Kemp singled twice and had two RBI. Chuck Tiffany worked one inning in relief and Justin Simmons closed the final two innings out, allowing one run.

COLUMBUS, Georgia-- Catcher Chris Westervelt drove home the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the seventh lifting Columbus over the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-4. The Catfish had just three hits entering the seventh. LHP Liam O'Flaherty (3-0) earned the win for the Columbus in relief, while RHP Steve Nelson picked up his first save. Scott Elbert started and allowed three hits and a pair of runs over five innings. He left trailing 2-1. Sergio Pedroza hit a solo homer (#6) to put the Fish on the board. In the top of the seventh the Gnats took a 4-1 lead. In the bottom of the inning a walk and hit a batter -- the fourth Fish to be hit in the game -- got things started. Another walk loaded the bases and Blake DeWitt drove home two with a single before Westervelt's two-run double to right gave the Catfish the lead for good. RHP Jarod Plummer (1-1, 4.36 ERA) starts for the Fish tonight against Augusta. IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-- The Raptors drove six hours after their final game of the home stand in Ogden, arrived in Casper at 6 a.m. Most the players and coaches had just three or four hours of sleep and dropped a 12-inning, 7-6 game to the Chukars. With Ogden leading 5-2, Casper got one run in the bottom of the seventh inning and two in the eighth, tying the game at 5-all. Ogden manufactured a run in the top of the ninth when Shane Justis walked and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Adam Godwin. The Raptors, who were out-hit 18-10, had two out and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth. But a game-tying RBI single sent the game into extra innings and a base-loaded single in the 12th ended the game. Jason Mooneyham was 3-for-4 with a double and a RBI and Jesus Soto was 2-for-5 with four RBI. Marlon Arias (3-1, 4.98 ERA) gets the start today in Idaho Falls. Brent Leach started for Ogden and allowed two runs over five innings. Kris Krise (0-2), the sixth pitcher of the afternoon, took the loss.

VERO BEACH, Florida-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers had an open date.

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