Guzman Shy a Triple of Hitting For The Cycle

Joel Guzman singled, doubled and homered as Vegas dumped Iowa 6-4. Jacksonville and Mobile tied 6-6 when the rains came. Xavier Paul homered but Vero lost 3-1 to Ft. Myers. Columbus won 3-1 over Greensboro as Russ Mitchell collected three RBI. Ogden gave up six in the last two innings and lost 9-4. Elian Herrera knocked in two runs in each game as the GC Dodgers swept the Nats 3-2 and 2-0.

Guzman Hot-- Joel Guzman came within a triple of hitting for the cycle and Eric Stults pitched seven strong innings as Las Vegas edged visiting Iowa, 6-4.

Guzman, who waas 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth with a solo homer, his 11th. With 19 hits in his last 47 at-bats, the 21-year-old first baseman has raised his average 19 points to .297.

Delwyn Young added two RBIs and Wilson Valdez smacked two singles and scored a run for the 51s (51-57).

Stults (7-8) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Franquelis Osoria gave up a run on three hits in the ninth but recorded his second save.
  Score by innings
Iowa      000 200 101-4
Las Vegas 001 100 22x-6 

  Las Vegas ab r h bi ave
Duncan LF    2 2 1 1 .300
Valdez SS    4 1 2 0 .302
Kemp CF      2 0 1 1 .358
Young RF     4 0 1 2 .277
LaRoche 3B   4 0 0 0 .323
Guzman 1B    3 2 3 1 .297
Robles 2B    4 1 1 0 .297
Bellorin C   3 0 0 0 .250
Stults P     2 0 0 0 .150
 Riggs PH    1 0 1 0 .328
 Hull P      0 0 0 0 .286
 Hamulack P  0 0 0 0 .000
 Langill PH  1 0 0 0 .176
 Osoria P    0 0 0 0 .000
    Totals  30 6 10 5
    Iowa    34 4 10 3

  Error- Young.  2B- Guzman (16). 
3B- Kemp (2). HR- Guzman (11). 
RBI- Kemp (13), Guzman (55), 
Young 2 (70), Duncan (24). S- 
Bellorin. SF- Duncan. LOB- Las 
Vegas 7, Iowa 7. SB- Duncan 2 
(21). CS- Guzman (5), Duncan (6). 
DP- 2 (Valdez, Robles and Guzman; 
Guzman, Valdez and Guzman).

  Las Vegas   in h r-er bb so era
Stults (7-8)  7.0 7 3-2 2 4 4.54
Hull          0.2 0 0-0 0 1 3.67
Hamulack      0.1 0 0-0 0 0 1.91
Osoria (sv 2) 1.0 3 1-1 0 1 4.50
  T- 2:58. Att- 9,346.
Suns Suspended-- Jacksonville and Mobile were tied 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning when heavy rain forced suspended the game. It will be concluded today.
  Score by innings 
Mobile       100 040 10-6 
Jacksonville 203 001 00-6 
Vero Edged-- Vero Beach put the tying runs on base in the bottom of the 9th but couldn't pull of their third straight walkoff win and lost 3-1 to the Ft. Myers. Xavier Paul accounted for the only Dodgers run with his 13th home run of the season.

The Dodgers had chances to break the game open, leaving 11 men on base.

Paul's home run came in the third inning and gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead going into the eighth. Back-to-back home runs off reliever Ryan Ketchner and an RBI single in the top of the ninth off Kyle Wilson made it 3-1.

The loss spoiled a spectacular start from Adam Thomas. The right-hander worked six shutout innings in which he struck out nine and did not walk a batter. That runs his total to 23 strikeouts in his last two starts over 13 innings.

The loss snapped Vero's season-high four-game winning streak. However, Vero won their second seriesof the Second Half.

The Dodgers have today off.
  Score by innings 
Fort Myers 000 000 021-3 
Vero Beach 000 100 000-1 

  Vero Beach ab r h bi ave
Hoffmann CF   5 0 1 0 .264
Justis 2B     2 0 1 0 .500
Dunlap 1B     2 0 0 0 .245
Locke LF      4 0 0 0 .273
Gutierrez LF  0 0 0 0 .000
Pedroza DH    4 0 0 0 .150
Bruce 3B      4 0 0 0 .285
Paul RF       3 1 1 1 .298
Nicholson SS  3 0 2 0 .291
Mathias C     3 0 0 0 .105
 DeWitt PH    1 0 0 0 .266
   Totals    31 1 5 1
   Ft. Myers 36 3 9 3

  Error- Dunlap. HR- Paul (13). 
RBI- Paul (41). LOB- Vero Beach 
11, Ft. Myers 9. SB- Nicholson 2 
(16). CS- Paul (12).

  Vero Beach   in h r-er bb so era
Thomas         6.0 5 0-0 0 9 2.53
Ketchner (0-1) 2.0 2 2-2 0 1 9.00
Wilson         1.0 2 1-1 0 2 3.19
  T- 3:18. Att- 1,544.
Streak Ended-- Columbus (17-19) ended a five-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Greensboro. RHP James McDonald (3-9) stopped the Grasshoppers over seven shutout innings to earn the win. He allowed only four hits while striking out five to end a personal five-game losing streak.

3B Russ Mitchell knocked in the first run in the bottom of the first inning. In the third inning he walked with the bases loaded to force in a second run and added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to account for all the Catfish runs.

RHP Ramon Troncoso followed McDonald in relief and allowed just one run while earning his 11th save.

DH Jason Mooneyham walked in the third inning and has reached base in 46 consecutive games and each of his 35 home games played.

Game three of the series will be tonight with RHP Dave Horlacher (1-3, 5.56) drawing the start.
  Score by innings
Greensboro 000 000 010-1
Columbus   101 000 10x-3

  Columbus   ab r h bi ave
De Jesus SS   2 1 1 0 .290
Mooneyham DH  1 0 0 0 .252
Denker 2B     3 0 1 0 .250
Mitchell 3B   2 0 2 3 .234
Sutherland 1B 4 0 0 0 .294
May RF        3 0 0 0 .248
McGeehan C    4 0 0 0 .190
Godwin LF     4 0 0 0 .254
Hunt CF       3 2 2 0 .311
  Totals     26 3 6 3
  Greenboro  29 1 5 1

  RBI- Mitchell 3 (70). S- 
Mooneyham. SF- Mitchell. 
LOB- Greensboro 6, Columbus 
8. DP- 3 (De Jesus and Denker; 
De Jesus and Sutherland, 
Denker; De Jesus and Sutherland).

  Columbus       in h r-er bb so era
McDonald (3-9)   7.0 4 0-0 4 5 4.28
Troncoso (sv 11) 2.0 1 1-1 0 1 3.04
  WP- McDonald. T- 2:22. Att- 1,684.
Casper Dumps Raptors-- Ogden had been playing its best ball at the end of the first half but tripped at the start of the second as Casper rallied late for a 9-4 victory.

The Raptors held a 4-3 lead going into the eighth inning but the Rockies got to Cody White for two runs, then put the game away with four off Miguel Ramirez in the ninth.

Josh Bell had put the Raptors up with a two-run homer, (No. 4), in the fourth.

Justin Fuller tripled and scored on a Ryan Rogowski single in the fifth and they added another in the sixth when Jeremy Brown also tripled and counted on a passed ball.

Chales Dasni started for Ogden, going 6.1 innings in which he yielded four hits and three runs. -Bill Shelley
  Score by innings
Casper 011 001 024-9 
Ogden  000 210 100-4 

  Ogden    ab r h bi ave
Rogowski LF 4 0 1 1 .298
MRivera 2B  4 1 1 1  .250
Berezay DH  4 0 1 1  .293
Santana RF  3 0 0 0  .286
Bell 1B     4 1 1 2  .272
Perez 3B    4 0 0 0  .270
Brown CF    4 1 1 0  .278
Martin C    3 0 0 0  .302
Fuller SS   3 1 1 0  .222
  Totals   33 4 6 3
  Casper   32 9 7 8

  Error- Martin. 2B- Berezay 
(4), MRivera (5). 3B- Fuller (2), 
Brown (1). HR- Bell (4). RBI- 
Bell 2 (21), Rogowski (15). 
LOB- Casper 5, Ogden 4.

  Ogden     in h r-er bb so era
Dasni       6.1 4 3-2 1 4 5.89
White (1-2) 1.0 1 2-2 1 1 3.60
Ramirez     1.2 2 4-4 2 2 3.44
 WP- Dasni. Balk- White, Ramirez.
T- 2:54. Att- 4,659.
Dodgers Dump Marlins Twice-- The Gulf Dodgers Dodgers righted themselves from a miserable week to sweep a doubleheader from the Nationals, coming from behind to win the first game 3-2, then relying on the pitching of Jon Haldis and Wilfredo Diaz for a 2-0 victory in the second.

The Dodgers had lost their last three games before they rallied in the first game which was reported only unofficially.

Top draft pick Clayton Kershaw threw another strong game for the Dodgers, going five innings in which he was reached for two runs although only one of those was unearned.

However, trailing 2-1 the Dodgers had to come back in the seventh to pick up two runs for the victory.

Elian Herrera was 3-for-3 and had a pair of runs batted in. -- Bill Shelley.
  Score by innings
Dodgers   000 010 2-3 
Nationals 000 020 0-2 

  Dodgers    ab r h bi ave
Schwab CF     4 2 1 0 .233
Herrera 2B    3 0 3 2 .375
Lizarraga 3B  3 0 0 0 .289
Ortiz 1B      3 0 0 0 .254
Mattingly SS  3 0 0 0 .330
Jansen C      3 0 1 0 .247
Anthony DH    3 0 0 0 .375
Mora RF       2 0 1 0 .295
Rosario RF    1 0 0 0 .269
Robinson LF   3 1 1 0 .273
   Totals    28 3 7 2
   Nationals 27 2  5 1

  Error- Jansen.  2B- Robinson 
(3). RBI- Herrera 2 (7). S- Lizarraga. 
LOB- Dodgers 6, Nationals 7. SB- 
Schwab (3).

  Dodgers     in h r-er bb so era
Kershaw       5.0 2 2-1 3 10 1.29
Gardner (1-0) 2.0 3 0-0 0  2 5.19
  WP- Kershaw 3. T- 1:59
In the second game, Herrera provided the only runs with an inside-the-park homer, his first, as he ripped a shot to right-center in the fifth and raced around the bases when it got through, scoring Lyndon Poole in front of him. Poole had been hit by a pitch to get on.

Haldis went the first four innings, allowing four hits while walking three and striking out two. Then, Diaz (2-1) took over for three perfect innings in which he struck out out two.

The twin wins gave the Dodgers a 21-13 record and stretched their East Division lead to three games over the Marlins. The Nationals fell five back in the race. -Bill Shelley.
  Score by innings 
Dodgers   000 020 0-2 
Nationals 000 000 0-0 

  Dodgers   ab r h bi ave
Rosario LF   4 0 0 0  .259
Herrera 2B   3 1 1 2 .372
Mattingly SS 3 0 0 0  .321
Ortiz 1B     3 0 1 0  .256
Lopez C      2 0 1 0  .308
Garcia DH    2 0 0 0  .274
Mathews 3B   3 0 0 0  .208
Vetters RF   1 0 0 0  .111
Poole CF     3 1 0 0  .143
  Totals    24 2 3 2
  Nationals 25 0 4 0

  Error- Mattingly. HR- Herrera 
(1). Herrera 2 (9). LOB- Dodgers 
6, Nationals SB- Vetters 2 (2). 
DP- (Mathews, Herrera and Ortiz).

  Dodgers  in h r-er bb so era
Haldis     4.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 2.83
Diaz (2-1) 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.65
  WP- Haldis. HBP- Vetters, Lopez, 
Garcia. T- 1:51. Att- 22.

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