Raglani Ties FSL Record With Third Grand Slam

Anthony Raglani banged his third grand slam of the season, one of four homers in a 18-2 win over Jupiter, then Vero lost the second game 8-3. Jacksonville dumped Mississippi 6-2 behind Eric Hull to record their 13th win in the last 14 games. Ramon Paredes earned his first win as Ogden beat Billings 7-4. Las Vegas was stunned by a grand slam in the last of the ninth and lost to Tacoma 9-5. The Coasties gave up nine runs in the first three innings and dropped a 9-2 decision. Columbus rained out.

TACOMA, Washington-- A walk-off grand slam gave Tacoma a 9-6 win over visiting Las Vegas. With the 51s leading 6-5, in the bottom of the ninth, a single, a throwing error by 51s shortstop Norihiro Nakamura and an intentional walk set up the game-winning blast off reliever Franquelis Osoria (5-4). Delwyn Young hit a solo homer (#1) and scored twice in the losing cause, while Nakamura contributed a two-run double. Scott Erickson started but left in the sixth trailing 4-1. In the top of the seventh, Willy Aybar, Jason Grabowski and Brian Myrow walked. Norihiro Nakamura double to score two. A passed ball added another run and Cody Ross' sacrifice fly gave Vegas a 5-4 lead. Tacoma tied the game but in the eighth, Mike Edwards knocked in Young with a single to put the 51s in front 6-5.

PEARL, Mississippi-- Andy LaRoche's tie-breaking two-run single in the fifth helped lead the Suns to a 6-2 victory over the Mississippi Braves after having their 12-game winning streak snapped Thursday. Edwin Jackson pitched one inning and then was taken out in case he is promoted to Los Angeles to make a spot start Monday in place of the injured Odalis Perez. Eric Hull (7-5) earned the win, delivering four innings in relief of Jackson. Greg Miller and Hong-chih Kuo each pitched two shutout relief innings. Joel Guzman and Justin Ruggiano both had RBI hits. In his first plate appearance following his promotion from the Gulf Coast League, 20-year-old Adolfo Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth to cap the scoring. Justin Orenduff (5-1, 4.08 ERA) is scheduled to start against Mississippi tonight. Sun Spots: Russell Martin stole home on a delayed double steal, the second Suns steal of home this season. …Hull's 12-inning scoreless streak was snapped when the Braves scored in the fourth inning. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Anthony Raglani's Florida State League record-tying third grand slam of the season lifted the Dodgers to an 18-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader, but Jupiter came back to win the nightcap 8-3, snapping the Dodgers 11-game winning streak over the Hammerheads.
The first game was played to complete a contest suspended on June 25 due to rain. The Dodgers were leading 7-2 at the time play was halted. They wasted little time adding to the already healthy advantage. Cole Bruce doubled to lead off the bottom of the 5th, Xavier Paul reached on an error and Jimmy Rohan walked. With one out on a 3-2 count, Raglani delivered his record-setting home run. The Dodgers tacked on six more in the sixth, highlighted by a Cory Dunlap three-run homer. Raglani then added a solo shot in the 8th to give him 17 long balls for the season. The Dodgers recorded season highs with the 18 runs and 20 hits. Their four homers also matched a season-high. Raglani and Rohan each tallied 5 RBI and Matt Kemp hit his 25th home run, leaving him one homer shy of tying Adrian Beltré for the franchise record in single-season home runs. Danny Muegge picked up the win by completing the fifth inning he started on June 25. He retired all three batters he faced and improved his record to 7-2.
Jupiter was nearly as dominating the second game. They touched Vero Beach starter Jonathan Figueroa (4-3) for one run in the first, two runs in the second and three runs in the third. In all the Hammerheads scored in five of the seven innings played. Former Dodgers farmhand Alejandro De Aza led the visitors, going 3-4 and scoring twice. Matt Kemp's first inning single scored Raglani, who had doubled, and tied the game at 1. Vero picked runs in the fourth and fifth, but left two men on in each inning.

COLUMBUS, Georgia-- The Catfish were rained out.

BILLINGS, Montana-- Ogden started their seven game road trip with a win Friday night in Billings. topping the Mustangs 7-4. Neither team scored during the first three innings, but in the next three innings the Raptors scored six of their runs on five hits. Jesus Soto lead off the 4th inning with a single that was followed by a David Sutherland walk. Russ Mitchell hit a single driving in Soto. Sutherland came in to score on a wild pitch giving the Raptors a 2-0 lead. Billings tie the game in the fourth. The Raptors first four Raptors all scored runs in the sixth. Ivan DeJesus lead off with a walk and Soto followed with a single. Sutherland's single scored DeJesus and Mitchell drew a walk. Designated hitter Jason Mooneyham brought in Soto on a sac fly and Juan Apodaca's two-run single made it 6-2. Brent Leach started and allowed a pair of runs before leaving in the fourth. Ramon Paredes (1-0), recently promoted from the Gulf Coast League, picked up the win in his first game with the Raptors. He went four innings in relief and only gave up two runs on four hits. The Raptors will play a double header against the Mustangs today.

ST. LUCIE, Florida-- The Mets fell on the Dodgers in the first three innings, scoring nine times and putting the game out of reach. Marshall Looney (0-1) made his first start of the season and gave up five hits and three runs before leaving with two out in the first inning. --- Garrison was treated roughly, allowing nine hits and six runs in 2.1 innings. Juan Flores was nearly perfect over the final five innings, allowing only a pair of walks and fanning seven. The Dodgers scored twice in the sixth on Trey Robinson's second homer of the season and a sac fly by Scott VanSlyke.

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