Juarez Runs Scoreless String to 14 Innings

Tony Abreu, a 5-for-5 game on Tuesday, he was "only" 3-for-4 as Vegas beat the SkySox 7-4 for their fourth win in a row. Jacksonville again used the strong right arm of William Juarez and three hits each for Xavier Paul and Marshall McDougall to stop West Tenn 7-0. Inland Empire ran into another major league pitcher on rehab and lost 2-1 to Rancho Cucamonga. Great Lakes was rained out.

Four Straight for 51s-- Las Vegas swept Colorado Springs to win their fourth game in a row as right fielder James Loney knocked in three runs and Tony Abreu added three more hits to his record in a 7-4 victory. D.L. Houlton worked the first five innings to earn the win.

Abreu's hot bat is now registering a .483 average after his eighth consecutive hit -- He doubled in the first, singled in the third, doubled in the fifth, lined out in the sixth and walked in the ninth consecutive at-bats before lining out to right field in the sixth inning. Abreu doubled in the first and fifth, singled in the third and walked in the ninth.

James Loney had an RBI single and a sac fly to drive in three runs for Las Vegas (4-3), which took advantage of four errors.

Starter D.J. Houlton won his first decision of the season, while Matt White gave up a run but struck out six in three innings and Tim Hamulack fanned two in a scoreless ninth for his first save.

The 51s scored in the first and in third when Houlton and Abreu singled and Larry Bigbie reached on an error. Loney also reached on an error as Abreu scored. The added two more in the fifth when Abreu banged his first double and scored on Bigbie's two-bagger. Loney singled in the second run.

An error gave them a fourth run in the sixth.
 Score by innings
Las Vegas	102 022 000-7
Colo Springs	011 011 000-4


 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Abreu ss	4  3  3  0  .483
Bigbie lf	5  1  1  1  .500
Loney rf	4  0  1  3  .182
Barnes 1b	4  0  0  0  .071
Garcia 2b	2  1  0  0  .238
Freeman cf	4  0  2  0  .458
Stinnett c	4  0  0  0  .105
Perez 3b	4  1  1  0  .174
Houlton p	2  1  1  0  .500
 Jones ph	1  0  0  0  .429
 White p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Hamulak p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals	35 7 9 4
    Rockies	34 4 7 4
	
 2B- Abreu 2 ((2), Bigbie (2). 
RBI- Loney 3 (8), Bigbie (2). 
SF- Loney. LOB- Las Vegas 5, 
Colorado Springs 4.

 Las Vegas	in   h r-er bb so  era
Houlton (1-0)	5.0  5  3-3  1  3  2.79
White	        3.0  2  1-1  0  6  1.42
Hamulak (sv 1)	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  1.50
 WP- Houlton, Hamulak. Time- 2:36. Att- 1,475.
Juarez Stays Hot-- William Juarez (2-0) ran his scoreless streak to 14 innings, stopping West Tenn on six hits through seven innings and Justin Orenduff added two shutout innings as Jacksonville cruised to a 7-0 win over visiting West Tenn. Juarez never faced more than four batters in an inning.

The Suns' offense was keyed by Xavier Paul, who went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Marshall McDougall, who was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.

The defense supported Juarez with two double plays, made no errors and helped with diving catches by Paul and Luke Allen in the outfield.

"Juarez is a competitor," Suns pitching coach Danny Darwin said. "He knows what it takes to win ballgames. You can't ask for more than what he's done in these last two starts."

Suns shortstop Chin-Lung Hu sat out with a shin injury suffered in a collision at the plate Tuesday night. He will see a doctor today.

The Suns send Eric Cyr (0-0, 7.20) against the Diamond Jaxx's today at the Baseball Grounds.
 Score by innings
West Tenn	000 000 000-0
Jacksonville	000 102 13x-7

 Suns	        ab  r  h  bi  ave
Maza 2b	        4  1  1  0  .280
Paul cf	        5  0  3  2  .250
Dunlap 1b	4  0  0  1  .136
Lindsey dh	4  0  0  0  .143
McDougall 3b	4  2  3  0  .333
Allen rf	2  1  0  0  .263
Raglani lf	3  1  1  1  .182
Ellis c	        3  1  0  1  .308
JGonzalez ss	3  1  0  0  .000
  Totals	33 7 9 5
  WTenn	        31 0 7 0

 2B- McDougall 2 (3), Raglani (2), 
Paul 2 (2). RBI- Raglani (4), Ellis (2), 
Dunlap (2), Paul 2 (3). SB- Allen (2). 
LOB- Jacksonville 8, West Tenn 6. 
DP- McDougall, Meza and Dunlap; 
JGonzalez, Maza and Dunlap.

 Suns	        in   h r-er  bb so  era
Juarez (2-0)	7.0  5  0-0  1  6  0.00
Orenduff	2.0  2  0-0  1  3  0.00
 HBP- Allen. T- 2:45. Att- 3,298.
Enough is Enough- Minor League teams expect to face a rehabbing major league pitcher at some time during the season, but when they run into a pair of them back-to-back, it's pretty tough.

Bartello Colon beat them Wednesday and last night Jared Weaver took his turn as Rancho Cucamonga topped Inland Empire 2-1, sweeping the three-game series.

Rafael Furcal, also rehabbing from the Dodgers, singled and stole second in the first inning but left in the sixth when his injured ankle stiffened.

Cucamonga scored a single run off Sixers starter Jesus Castillo (0-2) who allowed only five hits and the single run over his six innings of work, then added another on a solo home run off Mario Alvarez in the seventh.

Inland Empire got on the board only in the ninth inning on pinch-hitter Jamie Hoffmann's sacrifice fly.

RHP Alberto Bastardo, who left Tuesday's game in the third inning with a groin injury, will be placed on the disabled list.

The Sixers will open their home season tonight against Lancaster at Arrowhead Credit Union Park, with Sixers left-hander Marlon Arias (0-0, 4.91) facing Lancaster left-hander Kris Johnson (0-0, 10.12).
 Score by innings
Inland Empire	000 000 001-1
Rch Cucamonga	000 010 10x-2

 Sixers	ab	r h bi ave
Furcal ss	2  0  1  0  .167
 Justis ss	1  0  0  0  .200
De Jesus dh	3  1  0  0  .387
DeWitt 3b	4  0  2  0  .281
May c	        4  0  0  0  .367
Harper 1b	2  0  0  0  .167
 Hoffman ph	0  0  0  1  .423
Locke rf	3  0  0  0  .273
 Nicholson ph	1  0  0  0  .000
Rogowski lf	3  0  1  0  .222
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .227
  Totals	26 1 4 1
  Cucamonga	30 2 7 2

 2B- DeWitt (3). 3B- Rogowski (2). 
RBI- Hoffman (11). SF- Hoffman. 
LOB- Inland Empire 5, Rancho 
Cucamonga 5. DP- Justis and Harper.

 Sixers	        in h  r-er  bb  so  era
JCastillo (0-2)	6.0  5  1-1  0  6  6.75
Alvarez	        2.0  2  1-1  1  2  7.94
 T- 2:11. Att- 4,185.
Great Lakes-- Rained out.

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