Jose Flores' Bat Still Smoking in 8-4 Win

The 51s overcame a 4-0 lead with the help of Jose Flores three RBIin an 8-4 win over Tucson. Edwin Jackson (6-4) allowing one unearned run over seven innings as Jacksonville beat West Tenn 6-1. Palm Beach dumped Vero 12-7, despite Matt Kemp's 4-for-4 for the Dodgers, including his league-leading 24th home run. Sergio Pedroza's a two-run double and Jarod Plummer helped the Fish top Charleston 2-0. The Raptors fell to the Great Falls White Sox 9-3 and the Gulf Coast Dodgers had the day off.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--Las Vegas rallied from a 4-0 deficit to stop the Tucson Sidewinders, 8-4 before a Dodger Throwback Night crowd of 6,232. The 51s recorded 12 hits and shortstop Jose Flores continued his hot hitting. He was 3-for-4 with three RBI and his two-run single in the sixth inning gave Las Vegas a 5-4 lead. Flores is batting .667 (6-for-9) with 6 RBI in the series. Second baseman Delwyn Young was 3-for-5 with a double, and an RBI and right fielder Chin-Feng Chen was 2-for-3 with two walks. Right-hander Harold Eckert pitched 4.1 innings, allowed 8 hits, 4 runs (2 earned), walked 2 and struck out 2 in the no decision. Right-hander Buddy Carlyle (1-2) pitched 2 scoreless innings to earn the victory. Right-hander Pat Mahomes pitched 2 scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season. Former Dodger ace Jerry Reuss was the special gues of the 51s organization. The left-hander was available for autographs and posed for pictures after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida-- The Suns won their ninth consecutive game, using late rallies to beat the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, 6-1. Edwin Jackson (6-4) earned the victory, allowing one unearned run over seven innings. He allowed four singles and retired 10 consecutive batters in one stretch. Jackson has not allowed an earned run in 19 innings. Greg Miller pitched two scoreless innings to notch his second save. With the game tied, 1-1, in the seventh, the Suns scored three runs with two outs when Tydus Meadows drew a bases loaded walk and James Loney followed with a two-run single to left, giving the Suns a 4-1 lead. In the eighth, the Suns added insurance runs when Todd Donovan and Jon Weber each had RBI singles. Donovan led the Suns with three hits. Russell Martin hit his sixth home run, a solo shot in the second inning. Right-hander Justin Orenduff (5-1, 3.95 ERA) is scheduled to face the Diamond Jaxx today. Sun Spots: The Suns' winning streak ties the longest since June 14-24, 2001. …The Suns last won 10 games in a row May 27-June 6, 1998. …Pitching coach Ken Howell was ejected in the first inning for arguing with umpire Scott Childers. …Suns starting pitchers have allowed three earned runs (four total) in the last 55 innings. …The Suns are 53-7 when scoring five or more runs. …The Suns have allowed 11 runs in the last eight games. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida-- The Palm Beach Cardinals struck for five runs in the top of the ninth to take an 12-7 decision. Matt Kemp went 4-for-4 for the Dodgers, including his league-leading 24th home run of the season. Anthony Raglani (#15) and Cory Dunlap (#5) also added home runs. Jonathan Figueroa started and was tagged for six runs in three innings, trailing 6-3 when he left. Vero scored a pair in the fifth and tied the game in the last of the ninth. Casey Hoorelbeke (8-2) allowed all five runs in the ninth and took the loss for the Dodgers to drop his record to 8-2. It was his first loss since April 11, his first loss after eight consecutive winning decisions.

CHARLESTON, SC-- RF Sergio Pedroza hit a two-run double to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and RHP Jarod Plummer worked 7.1 scoreless innings as the Catfish smoked Charleston 2-0. Plummer, LHP Liam O'Flaherty, and RHP Brian Akin combined on the ninth Catfish shutout, limiting Charleston to three hits. Akin picked up his second save of the season in relief. Two walks and a 3B Blake DeWitt single loaded the bases in the sixth with two outs. With a 3-1 count, Pedroza's line drive off the wall in right plated two. Plummer allowed just three hits and one walk into the eighth inning. RHP Chris Malone (9-5, 3.73 ERA) takes the hill against Charleston today.

OGDEN, Utah-- The Raptors fell to the Great Falls White Sox 9-3 in the first game of a four game series. Rick Taloa hit a double to lead off the 3nd inning and scored on an error to tie the game at 1-1. The Raptors scored another run in the 4th to take a 2-1 lead when Russ Mitchell and Juan Apodaca walked to put runners on first and second and Taloadoubled. Great Falls broke the game wide open in the 5th inning by scoring seven runs on eight hits that included three homers and three doubles. Marion Arias (3-2) worked into the fifth and took the loss.

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA--Dodgers had an open date.

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