Martin's Game-Winning RBIs Give Suns Double Win

Russell Martin drove in the game-winning runs in both games of a doubleheader as the Suns' won 3-2 and 2-1 over Carolina. Brian Myrow's three-run homer and Chin-Feng Chen's RBI single gave Las Vegas a 9-8 win over Tacoma. Ogden lost 14-9 to Idaho Falls but Manager Juan Bustabad and three Raptors weren't around to see it, having been ejected. Ryan Carter had a two-run triple and a three-run home run but Columbus lost 9-8 to Augusta. Vero was rained out in the second, trailing Brevard 7-0.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- Brian Myrow had a three run homer in the eighth that gave the 51s a one run lead, then after Tacoma had tied the game, Chin-Feng Chen singled in the winning run as Las Vegas gave away a 5-0 lead then came back to win 9-8. Leadoff man Jose Flores went 3-for-4 with a walk and Chen, Myrow and Cody Ross each scored twice. Starter Eric Stults couldn't hold the lead, allowing four runs in 5.1 innings. Pat Mahomes (9-9) evened his record with the win, despite allowing two runs on four hits over three innings. He walked two and struck out one.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida-- Russell Martin drove in the game-winning runs in both games of the doubleheader in the Suns' 3-2 and 2-1 wins over the Carolina Mudcats. On the second pitch in the ninth inning of game one, Martin also drew a bases loaded walk in the second game.
All the runs came in on home runs in the opener. The Mudcats jumped in front 1-0 on a third inning homer but Adolpho Gonzalez slugged a homer in the bottom of the inning to tie the game and it stayed that way until Martin's game-ending blast. Justin Orenduff allowed one run over five innings and remained undefeated since June 23. William Juarez (6-5), pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the relief victory.
In the second game, the Mudcats again took an early 2-0 lead off starter Alvis Ojeda, who allowed two runs over five innings in his first Suns start. The Suns scored twice in the fourth when Jon Weber doubled home Tony Abreu and James Loney singled home Weber to even the score. Joel Hanrahan, normally a starting pitcher, inherited the bases loaded in the seventh and induced Anderson to fly out to end the threat. Hanrahan also stranded former Dodger minor leaguer Reggie Abercrombie at third base with one out in the eighth, preserving the tie. Jonathan Broxton (5-3) pitched a scoreless ninth and became benefactor of the victory. Richard Bartlett (3-2, 5.13 ERA) will make his first start since 2003, opposing the Mudcats. Sun Sports: Martin has driven in the game-tying or game-winning run in each of the last four Suns wins, all games of a doubleheader. …The Suns improved to 9-2 in games of a doubleheader. …c/of Mike Nixon joined the Suns from Las Vegas, replacing Eric Langill who left the club to play for Team Canada in the IBAF World Cup held in The Netherlands. …SS Joel Guzman received a one-day club suspension and did not play Tuesday. …The Suns garnered their winningest month in recorded history with 21 victories, which surpasses the team's 20-9 mark in July 1990. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Hurricane Katrinka rained out the Vero-Brevard game in the second inning after two separate three-run home runs put the Dodgers in a 7-0. The game will be completed today in its entirety and the regularly scheduled game will be shortened to 7 innings. The Dodgers entered the night one game behind division-leading Palm Beach.

COLUMBUS, Georgia-- LF Ryan Carter had a two-run triple and a three-run home run but the Augusta GreenJackets scored seven runs in the third inning and beat Columbus Catfish 9-8. Carter has gone deep in three straight games and leads the Catfish with 13 round-trippers despite playing in just 53 games. He is hitting .344 in August with nine home runs and 30 RBI, 11 RBI in the last five games. The Fish rallied to within a run down 9-4 in the eighth, but stranded the tying run at first in the ninth inning. 3B David Nicholson, CF Ryan Russ, and 1B Dan Batz all had three-hit games for the Fish, with Batz reaching in all five plate appearances. Columbus took a 3-0 lead in the first with two outs when Carter tripled home two and CF Ryan Russ drove home another with an RBI double. In the third inning, the first seven Augusta hitters reached safely against Catfish starter RHP Chris Malone (9-6). The Catfish rallied with the bases full and one out in the eighth. C Chris Westervelt's RBI groundout made it 9-5 Augusta, while Carter's blast to left drove home three. With two outs in the ninth inning, 2B Brandon Carter singled to bring the winning run to the plate, but the Fish could not convert in the 9-8 loss. RHP Arismendy Castillo and RHP Jordan Pratt are the announced starters tonight in the doubleheader against the GreenJackets.

OGDEN, Utah-- Ogden dropped a wild, 14-9 decision to Idaho Falls with the fourth inning alone featuring three Raptors ejected, two bench-clearing situations and two home runs. Manager Juan Bustabad was tossed later in the game. A questionable call led to starter Ramon Paredes giving gave up a grand slam. Paredes brushed back the next batter, who flipped his bat and yelled at Paredes. The benches cleared and both teams were warned. Paredes gave up a walk and then hit the next batter. Both Paredes and Bustabad were automatically thrown out as both sides came out of their dugouts again. Center fielder Trayvon Robinson was thrown out in the eighth inning for arguing after a strikeout. The Chukars batted around in thee fourth and the fifth, building a 9-1 lead. Ogden's lone run came on Drew Locke's fourth home run in as many games and 12th on the year. The Raptors rallied in the late innings, getting five runs on nine hits after the sixth inning. Mitchell hit a double and his league-leading 13th home run in the ninth inning. Ivan DeJesus was 3-for-5 and Taloa was 2-for-5.

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