Dodger Farm Clubs Lose Across the Board

A bases-loaded single in the last of the 10th broke Jacksonville's 12-game winning streak, helped by 10 walks during the loss. Las Vegas almost overcame a 3-0 deficit on a long drive in the ninth inning with the bases loaded by Delwyn Young but lost 3-2. Vero Beach suffered its fifth straight loss, 6-4 to Daytona, Rome used three home runs to thump Columbus 7-4, the Marlins scored early and often to beat the GC Dodgers and Ogden was the only team to escape a loss, being rained out in Billings.

TACOMA, Washington-- Las Vegas battled back from a 3-0 Tacoma advantage and came within a spectacular catch of taking the lead with two out in the ninth inning. But the Rainers held on to earn a 3-2 victory. The 51s had scored a run in the inning against former Dodger Masao Kida. Las Vegas loaded the bases and Mike Edwards scored on an error by the shortstop. Henri Stanley, who had smacked his 15th homer and a double earlier in the game, grounded into a force play at home before Delwyn Young hit a drive to center field that was caught after a long run by the leaping center fielder. Harold Eckert (5-7) worked six innings and allowed seven hits, all three runs and struck out seven.

PEARL, Mississippi-- A single with the bases loaded off Suns reliever Beltran Perez (1-1) in the 10th inning, snapped the Suns' 12-game winning streak, helped by 10 walks during the long night. Despite Jacksonville's generosity they were one out from a win before reliever Carlos Alvarez gave up a game-tying home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Justin Ruggiano hit a two-out, RBI double to re-take the Suns lead, 6-5, in the seventh inning and reliever Richard Bartlett retired eight consecutive batters in relief of Suns starter Joel Hanrahan to preserve the advantage. Hanrahan tied a career-high with seven walks, giving up five runs in five innings. He walked four batters in the fifth, allowing the go-ahead run to score. James Loney hit a three-run home run and tied a career-high with four RBI. Andy LaRoche knocked in a run to begin a four-run third inning, which boosted Hanrahan to a 4-0 lead. Right-hander Edwin Jackson (6-4, 3.39 ERA) is scheduled to start against Mississippi tonight. Sun Spots: The Suns' 12-game winning streak was the longest in team history and four wins shy of the Southern League record. The surge brought the Suns to within three games of league-leading Birmingham. …Suns starting pitchers had allowed seven earned runs over 70 innings prior to Hanrahan allowing five runs in five innings. …The Suns fell to 4-3 in extra innings and hadn't played extras since June 22. …Perez had not allowed an earned run in 15.1 innings prior to his outing Thursday. …Suns manager John Shoemaker turned 49 on Thursday. --Joe Block

DAYTONA, Florida-- Vero Beach suffered the first series sweep of the season and their first five-game losing streak thanks to a 6-4 loss at Daytona. The Cubs no-hit the Dodgers until one out in the 8th when Xavier Paul doubled down the right field line to break it up. Chin-lung Hu then hit his eighth run homer to put the Dodgers on the board. Later in the inning, Cory Dunlap had an RBI single and Matt Kemp stole home but the Dodgers couldn't get any closer. Starter Chuck Tiffany (10-7) worked into the sixth and allowed five runs on five hits, including a home run.

COLUMBUS, Georgia-- Rome used three home runs to thump Columbus 7-4, overcoming a Catfish rally to earn the win. After a pair of homers gave the Braves a 3-0 lead, a two-run homer by Catfish 1B Dan Batz (#4) with Chris Westervelt on base with a single in the fourth. In the fifth, Batz drove home his third run of the game with a sac fly, and with the bases full and two outs, Carter's RBI single gave the Fish a 4-3 lead. The Braves scored three runs in the sixth against Jarod Plummer to take the lead, and added a run in the seventh against RHP Brian Akin. Plummer (4-3) took the loss for the Fish, allowing six runs in six innings while striking out seven. The Fish had just one hit in the final four innings tonight against three Rome pitchers, a double by Batz in the seventh. RHP Chris Malone (9-5, 3.55 ERA) matches up against Rome tonight in the final game of a four-game series.

BILLINGS, Montana-- Ogden's game in Billings was cancelled due to rain. A double header has been scheduled for Saturday.

JUPITER, Florida-- The Marlins broke out of the gate with two home runs -- one a grand slam -- and five runs in the first inning and then held on to beat the Dodgers 9-7. Eduardo Perez had a pair of singles and a home run, good for a pair of runs batted in. Dolf Gonzalez had a single and a double and two RBI. Charles Dasni (0-5) was tagged with nine runs before leaving in the fourth inning. Jose Diaz allowed only one hit over the final four.

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