Hanrahan, Young Spark Las Vegas Victory

Joel Hanrahan won his seventh and DY Young homered twice as Vegas dumped Tacoma 8-5. T.J. Nall also became a seven game winner, 4-1 over Chattanooga. Vero lost a 5-4 decision to Daytona. Sergio Pedroza's two-run single gave the Fish an 8-7 win over Charleston. Ogden scored seven in the second and beat Orem 13-4. The GC Dodgers scored two runs in four different innings to overcome the Marlins 8-3.

Vegas Strikes Early-- The 51s (40-41) jumped on Tacoma for five runs in the first inning and two in the second to grab a early lead, then held on to win 8-5.

Joel Hanrahan worked the first six innings to earn the win, allowing two hits and a pair of runs. The 6-foot-3 right-hander earned his first Triple-A victory after three starts for Las Vegas. He went 7-2 with Jacksonville before being promoted earlier this month. Greg Miller and Lance Carter finished the game out.

Delwyn Young smacked a pair of solo home runs and Eric Riggs added a two-run shot (#5) for the winners. Young finished with three hits.

In the first, James Loney had a sacrifice fly, and Wilson Valdez score on a wild pitch. Riggs hit a two-run homer, and Young followed with a solo shot.

Las Vegas made it 7-1 in the second on Joel Guzman's run-scoring double and Riggs' RBI groundout to first. Young's second solo homer in the fifth (#11) ended the 51s scoring.

The win snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Raniers.

Loney, Valdez Selected-- First baseman James Loney drew a starting slot and shortstop Wilson Valdez was chosen for the Pacific Coast League All-Start game on July 12 in Toledo, Ohio.

Loney is second in the PCL with a .365 batting average after Thursday's win, and Valdez is hitting .287, leading the 51s with 57 runs scored and fielding his position at a .971 percentage. Loney has four home runs, a team-leading 16 doubles and 36 RBI.

"Anytime you are hitting in the .360s, any time in any year, you are deserving of an all-star selection," Las Vegas manager Jerry Royster told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "And anytime you are playing the game the way Wilson Valdez does, on a team that has been as good as ours, when you're the best player on your team, it's hard not to make you a selection. He's not a big guy, so he doesn't have the home runs or a lot of RBI. But he does have a lot of RBIs for where he bats in the order (second)."

The game will be carried live on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. PDT.
  Score by innings
Tacoma    100 001 201-5 
Las Vegas 520 010 00x-8 

  Vegas   ab r h bi ave
Duncan CF  4 1 1 0 .273
Valdez SS  3 2 1 0 .287
Loney 1B   3 1 1 1 .365
Guzman 3B  3 1 1 1 .285
Riggs DH   4 1 1 3 .364
Young RF   4 2 3 2 .274
Weber LF   4 0 1 0 .265
Robles 2B  4 0 0 0 .248
Bellorin C 3 0 1 0 .268
  Totals  32 8 10 7
  Tacoma  34 5   7 5

  2B- Guzman (12). HR- Riggs (5), 
Young 2 (11). RBI- Loney (37), 
Riggs 3 (22), Young 2 (50), Guzman 
(41). SF- Loney. SB- Valdez (15).

  Las Vegas       in h r-er bb so era
Hanrahan (w,1-0) 6.0 2  2-2 3 4 4.50
Miller           1.0 3  2-2 0 1 4.32
Carter           2.0 2  1-1 1 1 2.31
  T- 2:40. Att- 9,078.
Sun Spots -- A crowd of 9,078, the 51s' largest of 2006, attended the game. ... Guzman was selected Thursday to play in the All-Star Futures Game on July 9 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Guzman, who has eight homers, 40 RBIs and a .284 average for the 51s, will be playing on the World Team, making his second Futures Game appearance.

Suns Held on for Win-- Jacksonville Suns scored three in the first inning and held on the rest of the night to defeat Chattanooga 4-1.

Starter T.J. Nall (7-2) allowed his first run in 18 innings in the first inning, but settled in and worked a strong six innings. Nall allowed three hits after the first while striking out nine.

Jacksonville scored the first of their three runs on an error and a Justin Ruggiano two-run single made it 3-0. They added another run in the sixth on a Jimmy Rohan fielder's choice.

Former Chattanooga Lookouts reliever Ben Kozlowski pitched two innings for the Suns against his former club, allowing three hits and no runs. Mark Alexander saved his 19th game of the season.

The Suns and Lookouts meet for the second game of the series tonight.
  Score by innings
Jacksonville 300 001 000-4 
Chattanooga  100 000 000-1 

  Suns         ab r h bi ave
Greenberg CF    4 1 1 0 .225
Hu SS           5 1 1 0 0 .265
Brazell 1B      5 1 1 0 .254
Meadows LF      4 0 1 0 .276
Ruggiano RF     3 1 2 2 .265
 Ruan PR-RF     0 0 0 0 .289
Abreu 2B        4 0 1 0 .289
Rohan 3B        4 0 0 1 .237
Ellis C         3 0 2 0 .273
Nall P          3 0 0 0 .095
 Kozlowski P    1 0 0 0 .000
 Alexander P    0 0 0 0 .000
   Totals      37 4 9 3
   Chattanooga 31 1 8 1

  2B- Ellis (6). 3B- Greenberg (2). 
RBI- Ruggiano 2 (40), Rohan (8). 
LOB- Chattanooga 9, Jacksonville 
8. SB- Ruggiano (9). CS- Rohan (2). 
DP- 2 (Rohan, Abreu and Brazell; 
Brazell, Hu and Kozlowski).

  Jacksonville    in  h r-er bb so era
Nall (w, 7-2)     6.0 5  1-1 1 9 2.50
Kozlowski         2.0 3  0-0 0 0 1.26
Alexander (sv 19) 1.0 0  0-0 1 2 0.77
  WP- Nall. HBP- Ellis. 
T- 2:48. Att- 3,449.
Vero Hit Early-- Daytona scored five runs in the first four innings and held on for a 5-4 victory. Starter Alberto Bastardo had his second-shortest outing of the year. In his 3.1 innings, Daytona used five hits and five walks to score all five of their runs.

Ryder Mathias had a bases-loaded, base-clearing double and the Dodger bullpen held Daytona scoreless over the final 5.2 innings.

The Cubs loaded the bases in the first inning but didn't score, however in the second inning a two-out single made it 2-0. The Cubs put the game away in the fourth, scoring three times and knocking Bastardo out of the game.

The Dodgers fought back in the bottom of the fourth. After Anthony Raglani walked, Adolfo Gonzalez and Cole Bruce singled to load the bases. Mathias lined a shot into the left field corner to score three. The Dodgers' other run came in the eighth when Adolfo Gonzalez doubled in Raglani.

Gonzalez has collected multi-hit games in his last three starts and Raglani in his last four games. Cole Bruce went 2-for-4.

The series ends tonight.
  Score by innings
Daytona    020 300 000-5
Vero Beach 000 300 010-4 

  VBeach   ab r h bi ave
Paul RF     5 0 1 0 .301
DeWitt 2B   5 0 0 0 .273
Santana 3B  5 0 1 0 .272
Locke DH    4 0 0 0 .194
Raglani LF  3 2 2 0 .340
Gonzalez SS 3 1 2 1  .343
Bruce 1B    4 1 2 0 .276
Mathias C   3 0 1 3 .154
Hoffmann CF 4 0 0 0 .265
  Totals   36 4 9 4
  Daytona  31 5 9 4

  Errors- DeWitt.  2B- Santana 
(6), Mathias (1), Bruce (18), 
Gonzalez (7). RBI- Mathias 3 
(4), Gonzalez (8). LOB- 8. CS- 
Raglani (1). DP- 2 (Bastardo, 
Mathias and Bruce, DeWitt,
Gonzalez and Bruce).

  Vero Beach     in  h r-er bb so era
Bastardo (l,2-4) 3.1 5  5-5 5 3 4.30
Hammes           2.2 2  0-0 1 3 4.03
Johnson          1.0 2  0-0 0 1 3.90
Leach            2.0 0  0-0 0 1 2.20
  WP-Bastardo 2. T-2:49. Att-891.
Columbus Breaks Tie in Ninth-- Columbus broke a 6-6 tie with two runs in the top of the ninth, courtesy of a Sergio Pedroza single, then fought off a rally to earn an 8-7 win over Charleston.

Six Catfish had multiple-hit games, lead by Ivan De Jesus three. Travis Denker homered and singled, Adam Godwin and Pedroza singled and doubled. Lucas May and Bridger Hunt had a pair of singles.

Mario Alvarez started for Columbus and allowed four runs (three earned) before leaving after three innings. Marlon Arias worked two scoreless frames and left the game with a 5-4 lead.

Kale Garrison was tagged for a pair of runs in the seventh that tied the game at six and Matt Gomez de Segura (2-3) benefitted from the late rally to earn the win Ramon Troncoso collected his sixth save the hard way.

Travis Denker tied the game 1-1 with his second homer in the second. Charleston took a 2-1 lead before a two-run single by De Jesus put the Fish in front 3-2. Charleston tied the game and each club scored a run in the fourth, Godwin doubling in the run for Columbus.

Hunt gave the Catfish a 6-4 margin in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly before Charleston tagged Garrison for the tying runs in the bottom of the inning.

In the top of the ninth with two out, Hunt singled and Godwin was hit by pitch before De Jesus walked to load the bases. Pedroza lined a single to right field to break the tie but De Jesus was out at third on the play.

In the bottom of the inning, Charleston fought back. Gomez de Segura gave up a walk and a single and Ramon Troncoso took over with two out. A double cut the lead to a single run but a May to Dave Sutherland to Juan Apodaca relay cut down the tying run down at the plate and ended the game.
  Score by innings
Columbus   012 110 102-8
Charleston 111 100 201-7

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
Godwin DH     5 1 2 1 .239
De Jesus SS   4 1 3 0 .286
Pedroza RF    6 1 2 2 .287
Mitchell 3B   5 0 1 2 .256
Denker 2B     4 2 2 1 .262
Sutherland 1B 5 0 0 0 .300
May LF        5 1 2 1 .250
Apodaca C     4 0 1 0 .268
Hunt CF       2 2 2 1 .182
  Totals     40 8 15 8
  Charleston 35 7 13 6

  Error- Apodaca, De Jesus.
2B- Pedroza (22), Godwin (4). 
HR- Denker (2). RBI- Denker (7), 
Mitchell 2 (51), Godwin (21), 
May (39), Hunt (2), Pedroza 2 
(64). SF- Hunt. LOB- Columbus 
13, Charleston 11. SB- De Jesus 
(9), Godwin (17). DP- 3 (Denker, 
Sutherland and Mitchell; 
Apodaca and De Jesus; Denker 
and Sutherland).

  Columbus      in  h r-er bb so era
Alvarez         3.0 8  4-3 4 1 5.77
Arias           2.0 0  0-0 0 2 4.41
Garrison        2.0 1  2-2 3 2 1.64
Segura (w,2-3)  1.2 3  1-1 2 2 6.07
Troncoso (sv 6) 0.1 1  0-0 0 0 1.54
  T- 3:45. Att- 4,991.
Big Second Sparks Raptors-- Orem got to first-round draft choice Bryan Morris for four runs in the first inning but it was all Ogden after that in a 13-4 romp that featured 13 hits.

Josh Bell just missed the cycle as he singled, doubled and tripled, Ryan Rogowski had three hits including a triple and drove in two while Jesus Soto homered (No.2) and singled.

Scott Van Slyke got the attack going with a three-run shot in the third inning, his first, and Eduardo Perez collected two hits.

After weathering the first, Morris pitched a scoreless second, then departed, having given up five hits but also notching five strikeouts.

Nate Hochgesang (1-0) took over for three , allowing just two hits, then Miguel Sanfler and Joey Norrito each pitched two scoreless innings.

The victory evened the Raptors' record at 5-5, leaving them two games behind first-place Idaho Falls in the Southern Division. --Bill Shelley.
  Score by innings
Orem  400 000 000- 4
Ogden 070 302 10x-13 

  Ogden       ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF    5 2 3 2 .343
Rivera SS      5 1 0 0 .348
Soto 2B        4 2 2 1 .257
 Rivera PH-2B  1 0 0 0 .133
Perez DH       4 1 2 1 .342
 Berezay PH-DH 1 0 0 0 .154
Bell 3B        4 1 3 2 .385
 Brooks PH-3B  1 0 0 0 .250
Taloa 1B       4 1 0 0 .296
Jensen RF      4 2 1 0 .321
Van Slyke CF   4 1 1 3 .185
Martin C       3 2 1 0 .300
   Totals     40 13 13 9
   Orem       39  4 11 3 

  Error- Rivera.  2B- Martin (2), 
Bell (6). 3B- Rogowski (1), Bell (1). 
HR- Van Slyke (1), Soto (2). RBI- 
Van Slyke 3 (6), Perez (6), Rogowski 
2 (5), Soto (7), Bell 2 (3). LOB- 
Orem 11, Ogden 4. DP- (Soto, 
Rivera and Taloa).

  Ogden            in h r-er bb so era
Morris            2.0 5  4-4 1 5 7.20
Hochgesang(w,1-0) 3.0 2  0-0 2 4 7.11
Sanfler           2.0 1  0-0 0 1 0.00
Norrito           2.0 3  0-0 0 2 0.00
  WP- Morris, Sanfler. HBP- Martin.
T- 2:39. Att- 3,376.
Dodgers Hold GCL Lead-- Twos were all the rage as the Dodgers scored a pair of runs in the third, fifth, sixth, and seventh innings to coast past the visiting Marlins.

Rehabbing Ryan Carter rapped a pair of doubles while Eloy Gutierrez, Jovanny Rosario and Preston Mattingly each had one. It was the second victory for Jon Dutton, who gave up his first runs of the season- two, naturally- in the third.

He wound up going six, yielding seven hits. Converted catcher Kengshil Pujols went the final three, being touched for a home run in the eighth but gaining his first save.

Catcher Conor McGeehan, an undrafted free agent from Northern Kentucky University, made his debut with three crisp singles while Yossandy Garcia added a pair of hits. The Dodgers, now 6-2, retained their 1/2 game lead over the Nationals in the East --Bill Shelley.
  Score by innings
Marlins 002 000 010-3 
Dodgers 020 022 20x-8 

  Dodgers    ab r h bi ave
Rosario CF    5 1 1 0 .300
EGutierrez RF 4 0 1 1  .250
Alvarez LF    3 1 1 0 .375
Carter DH     4 1 2 0 .333
Ortiz 1B      3 1 0 0 .250
Mattingly SS  4 1 1 0 .222
Mathews 3B    4 1 1 1 .348
Garcia 2B     4 1 2 1 .393
McGeehan C    4 1 3 2 .750
  Totals     35 8 12 5
  Marlins    34 3  9 2

  Error- Mattingly.  2B- EGutierrez 
(2), Carter 2 (2), Rosario (3), Mattingly 
(1). RBI- Garcia (6), McGeehan 2 
(2), EGutierrez (2), Mathews (7). 
LOB- Marlins 9, Dodgers 5. SB- 
Mathews (1), Alvarez (1), Garcia (2). 
DP- 3 (Mattingly, Garcia and Ortiz 
2; Rosario and Mathews).

  Dodgers        in h r-er bb so era
Dutton (W, 2-0) 6.0 7  2-2 3 4 1.64
Pujols (S, 1)   3.0 2  1-1 1 2 4.50
  T- 2:17.

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