Las Vegas Wins Sixth Straight

Mitch Jones homered and singled in the winning run in the seventh as Las Vegas stopped Salt Lake 9-6. Jacksonville used back-to-back home runs by Tony Raglani and Luis Meza to edge West Tenn 2-1. Inland Empire outlasted Lancaster 9-8 as Lucas May homered twice and drove in four and Great Lakes squandered great pitching while losing 2-0 to Lansing.

Sixth in a Row-- Designated hitter Mitch Jones homered and drove in two runs, including the go-ahead score in the seventh inning, and Las Vegas held on to beat Salt Lake, 9-6, for its sixth straight win.

After losing a 6-3 lead, and with the score tied, 6-6, James Loney singled off reliever and moved to third on Andy LaRoche's groundout and Delwyn Young's flyout. Jones then lined a single to left field and came home on Choo Freeman's triple.

Sergio Garcia was 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored for the 51s who had lost their first three games and are not 6-3. Tomas Perez chipped in with two hits, including his first home run and scored twice. Kelly Stinnett also hit a solo shot.

Las Vegas reliever Spike Lundberg (1-0) was pounded, allowing three runs in his one inning of work but picked up the win, giving up three runs in the seventh. Tim Hamulack struck out the side in the eighth and Chin-hui Tsao tossed a perfect ninth to nab his first save.

Greg Miller, making his second start of the season, was strong in four innings of work. He struck out seven while allowing three hits and three runs, one earned. started and worked three scoreless innings before giving up three in the fourth but only one run was earned.

Las Vegas manager Lorenzo Bundy told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Miller has major league potential if he can control his pitches and stay healthy. Our big thing is to get him out there every five days and let him work on his pitches and command. We've got to be careful with him. We know there's going to be some ups and downs."
 Score by innings
Salt Lake	000 300 300-6
Las Vegas	111 210 21x-9

 Las Vegas	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	4  1  2  0  .472
Garcia 2b	5  2  3  2  .308
Loney 1b	5  1  2  0  .214
LaRoche lf	4  0  1  1  .182
Young rf	4  0  1  1  .375
Jones dh	5  2  2  2  .400
Freeman cf	4  0  1  1  .400
Stinnett c	4  1  1  1  .130
TPerez ss	4  2  2  1  .267
  Totals	39 9 15 9
  West Tenn	31 6  6 6

 Error- Abreu. 2B- Young (3), Garcia 
(2), LaRoche (1), 3B- Abreu (2), 
Freeman (1), HR- TPerez (1), Garcia 
(1), Stinnett (1), Jones (4). RBI- 
Young (7), Perez (4), Garcia 2 (3), 
Stinnett (2), Jones 2 (12), LaRoche 
(3). SB- Garcia (2). DP- Garcia, 
Perez and Loney. LOB- Las Vegas 9, 
Salt Lake 2.

  Las Vegas	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Miller	        4.0  3  3-1  1  7   2.57
Hoorlebeke	2.0  0  0-0  0  0   3.24
Lundberg (1-)	1.0  3  3-3  0  1  27.90
Hamulak	1.0  0  0-0  0  3   1.29
Tsao (sv 1)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1   3.00
 HBP- by Hoorlebeke 1, by Lundberg 1.
T- 2:43. Att- 7.835.
Eighth Inning Lightening-- Held to one hit going into the eighth, the Suns used solo home runs by Anthony Raglani to edge West Tenn 2-1 and even their record to 5-5.

After Cory Dunlap grounded out, Raglani lined a shot over the right-field wall to tie the game 1-1. One out later, Maza slugged one over left-field fence for his first homer of the season to make a winner of Jon Meloan (2-0).

Raglani, hitting only .226, leads the Suns with three homers.

Jonathan Meloan working in relief of starter Michael Megrew, pitched two shutout innings to earn the win, Megrew gave up four runs, walked two and fanned four over five scoreless frames. Brian Akin allowed the only Tennessee run during his two innings of relief.

Shortstop Chin-Lung Hu was hitless in three trips to the plate and his nine-game hitting streak ended.

The Suns have Sunday off and will travel to Huntsville, Alabama, where they open a five-game series with the Stars Monday.
 Score by innings
West Tenn	000 001 000-1
Jacksonville	000 000 02x-2

 Jacksonville	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Ruan rf	        4  0  0  0  .263
Hu ss	        3  0  0  0  .300
Paul cf	        3  0  1  0  .257
Allen dh	3  0  0  0  .182
McDougall 3b	3  0  0  0  .250
Dunlap 1b	3  0  0  0  .182
Raglani lf	3  1  1  1  .226
Ellis c	        3  0  0  0  .250
Maza 2b	        3  1  1  1  .500
  Jacksonville	28 2 3 2
  West Tenn	27 2 7 1

 HR- Raglani (3), Maza (1). RBI- 
Raglani (7), Maza (3). LOB- 
Jacksonville 2, West Tenn 9. 

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Megrew	        5.0  4  0-0  2  4  0.00
Akin	        2.0  1  1-1  1  2  6.36
Meloan (2-0)	2.0  2  0-0  0  2  0.00
 HBP- by Megrew 1. T- 2:14. Att- 8,631.	
Sixers Overpower JetHawks-- Inland Empire moved back to .500 (5-5) on the strength of a 15-hit attack that included a pair of Lucas May home runs. He finished the evening with four RBI.

May, who leads the California League in runs scored, lived on an error in the first, then scored on Jamie Hoffman's triple. Russ Mitchell doubled, Drew Locke and Dave Nicholson singled to give the Sixers a 3-0 lead. After Lancaster had moved to a 5-3 lead, May tied the game 5-5 in the bottom of the third.

Then in the sixth, David Nicholson led off with a single. He was sacrificed to second by Gabriel Gutierrez, and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. Adam Godwin walked Shane Justis doubled him across and May then slammed his second homer of the game.

Jacobo Meque gave up three in the eighth to close the gap but Ramon Troncoso ended the inning and worked a scoreless ninth for his third save of the year.

Starter James McDonald was battered in the third inning, allowing five runs on eight hits, three walks and a hit batter. Jordan Pratt (1-0) took over in the third and earned the win.
 Score by innings
Lancaster	014 000 030-8
Inland Empire	302 004 00x-9

 Inland Empire	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cf	2  1  1  0  .233
 Rogowski ph-lf	1  0  1  0  .250
Justis ss	4  2  3  1  .333
 DeWitt ph-3b	1  0  0  0  .262
May dh	        4  3  2  4  .350
Hoffman rf-cf	4  1  2  1  .378
Mitchell 1b	4  1  1  1  .391
Locke lf-rf	4  0  2  0  .276
Nicholson 3b	4  1  2  1  .273
 DeJesus ss	0  0  0  0  .333
Gutierrez c	2  0  0  0  .200
 Harper ph-c	1  0  0  0  .174
Herrera 2b	4  0  1  0  .240
  Totals	35 9 15 8
  Lancaster	38 8 14 7

 2B- Mitchell (3), Herrera (2), 
Justis (1). 3B- Hoffman (1). HR- 
May 2 (5). RBI- Hoffman (12), Mitchell 
(5), Nicholson (3), May 4 (13), 
Justis (1). S-Gutierrez. SB- Locke 
(1). Godwin (2). CS- Godwin (1). 
LOB- Inland Empire (5), Lancaster 
11. DP- Herrera, Justis and Mitchell; 
Nicholson, Herrera and Mitchell.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
McDonald	2.2  8  5-5  3  2  11.05
Pratt (1-0)	4.1  1  0-0  4  5   2.31
Meque	        0.0  3  3-3  1  0   5.40
Troncoso (sv 2)	2.0  2  0-0  0  2  1.29
 WP- McDonald. HBP- by McDonald 1, by Pratt 1.
T- 3:06. Att-3,406.
Loons Waste Great Pitching-- Great Lakes got excellent pitching from Chris White, Mike Gardner and Jesus Rodriguez who combined to allow two hits and two runs, but the offense could not break through in the 2-0 loss.

White gave up two walks and a single in the third inning and a sac fly gave Lansing a 1-0 lead. It was the only hit White allowed in four innings, during which he struck out nine. loss.

Gardner took over in the fifth and pitched through the eighth, allowing one run in the eighth when he hit a batter with one out, then allowed a two out single.

The Loons got a double from Bridger Hunt and four singles, leaving eight men on base and evening their record at 4-4.
 Score by innings
Lansing	        001 000 010-2
Great Lakes	000 000 000-0

 Great Lakes	ab r h bi ave
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .321
Hunt rf	        4  0  1  0  .250
Sutherland 1b	4  0  0  0  .000
Berezay lf	4  0  1  0  .148
EPerez dh	4  0  1  0  .182
Lizarraga SS	3  0  0  0  .409
Fuller 3B	3  0  1  0  .250
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .000
MRivera 2b	2  0  0  0  .250	
   Totals 	31 0 5 0
   Lansing	26 2 2 2

 2B- Hunt (3). S- Lizarraga. LOB- 
Great Lakes 8, Lansing 5.  

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so era
CWhite	        4.0  1  1-1  5  9  2.35
Gardner	        4.0  1  1-1  0  4  0.90
JRodriguez	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  0.00
 HBP- Fuller. Time- 2:31. Att- 5,494.

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