Kershaw K's 12 But Still Doesn't Win

Second baseman Tony Abreu collected four hits but they couldn't help Las Vegas in a 6-5 loss to Sacramento. Jacksonville's Marshall McDougall's bases-loaded walk forced in the winning run as the Suns topped West Tenn 5-3. Inland Empire scored four in the first and held on to beat Stockton 4-3 and Eduardo Perez's fly drove home the winning run in the ninth as Great Lakes won 2-1.

Sacramento got a three-run homer in the fifth to erase a 2-0 Las Vegas lead but trailing 5-3 into the bottom of the eighth, they used little ball to drive in the lead run, then held on to win 6-5.

Errors again plagued the 51s. The River Cats scored twice in the eighth on a wild throw by shortstop Sergio Garcia, then squeezed in the winning run for the win.

Las Vegas had taken a 6-3 lead in the top of the inning, highlighted by Tony Abreu's two-run triple. It was the second baseman's fourth hit of the night, boosting his average to .409.

Starter Joe Mays allowed the three run homer during his five innings of work. Travis Smith and Casey Hoorelbeke each chipped in with a scoreless inning before Matt White (0-1) was tagged for three runs -- one earned -- in his only inning.

Garcia had a pair of singles for Las Vegas who fell to 10-8 on the season.
 Score by innings
Las Vegas	100 100 030-5
Sacramento	000 030 03x-6

 Las Vegas     ab  r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b 	5  1  4  3  .409
Garcia ss	5  0  2  0  .360
Loney rf	4  0  0  0  .240
Jones lf	4  0  0  0  .295
Young dh	5  0  1  1  .254
Freeman cf	4  1  0  0  .333
Stinnett c	3  1  1  0  .270
Barnes 1b	3  2  1  1  .067
Perez 3b	3  0  1  0  .264
  Totals	36 5 10 5
  Sacramento	36 6  9 5

 Error- Garcia (1). 2B- Abreu (5). 
3B- Abreu (3). RBI-Young (12), 
Abreu (8), Barnes (2). S- Perez 
(1). LOB-Las Vegas 10, 
Sacramento 8.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Mays 	        5.0  6  3-3  2  5  3.91
Smith 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.15
Hoorelbeke	1.0  1  0-0  1  1  5.56
White (0-1)	1.0  2  3-1  1  0  1.46
 HBP- Stinnett. Time-2:53. Att- 9,351.
Walk Off Walk Wins-- Those who believe a walk is as good as a hit must have had Marshall McDougall in mind. The Suns' third baseman drew a bases-loaded pass in the 13th inning to force in the eventual winning run and a wild pitch added an insurance run.

Jacksonville's winning rally didn't include a hit. Luis Maza was hit by a pitch and Xavier Paul's bunt was messed up by the Diamond Jaxx catcher before Cory Dunlap walked to load the bases and set up the winning rally.

McDougall also belted a solo shot in the fifth, his fourth of the season, and was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Chin Lung Hu had two hits for Jacksonville, including an RBI single in the 10th that put the Suns in front temporarily but West Tenn tied the game on a two out double off reliever Jon Meloan.

Alvis Ojeda started for Jacksonville and doled out five hits and a single run over the first six innings while striking out seven. Wesley Wright allowed a run in three and Melon allowed the run in the 10th.

Then Brian Akin (1-1) took over and smothered the Tennessee lineup, allowing only a walk in three near-perfect innings and earning the win.

McDougall and Hu each had two of the eight hits Jacksonville managed.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 010 010 100 2-5
West Tenn	010 000 100 100 0-3

 Jacksonville	ab  r  h  rbi  ave
Hu c ss	        5  0  2  1  .333
Meza 1b	        4  1  0  1  .206
Paul cf	        4  1  1  0  .250
Lindsey dh	5  0  0  0  .208
Dunlap 1b	4  0  0  0  .219
McDougall 3b	5  0  2  0  .292
Raglan lf	5  0  0  0  .290
Allen rf	1  0  0  0  .211
 Ruan pr-lf	3  2  1  0  .235
Ellis c	        4  0  2  0  .239
  Totals	40 5 8 4
  West Tenn	48 3 7 2

 Error- McDougall (4), Meza (2). 
2b- McDougall (5), Hu (9), Ellis 
2 (3). HR- McDougall (4). RBI- 
McDougall 2 (15), Meza (4), Hu 
(7). S- Hu, Ellis, Paul. SF- Meza. 
LOB- 10. West Tenn 9. SB- Ruan (2), 
Paul (2), Hu (3). CS- Hu (2).

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Ojeda	        6.0  5  1-1  0  7  4.74
Wright	        3.0  2  1-1  0  4  0.77
Meloan 	        1.0  1  1-1  1  0  1.46
Akin (1-1)	3.0  0  0-0  1  6  2.77
 HBP- Ojeda, Meza. T- 4:06. Att- 936.
Sixers Score Early-- Inland Empire umped on Stockton for four runs in the first inning, then turned the game over to the pitching staff and they were up to the task, allowing only three runs and the sixers had a 4-3 victory.

With one out in the first, Ryan Rogowski and Travis Denker singled. Lucas May doubled in the first run (his 25th RBI of the month) and an error on Russell Mitchell's grounder allowed Denker to cross the plate.

Blake DeWitt's sac fly made it 3-0 and Drew Locke doubled home DeWitt for the only runs the Sixers would be able to manage in the game.

Javy Guerra (1-0), allowed four hits and all three runs in his five innings of work. Jordan Pratt allowed a single hit in two innings, Jacobo Meque struck out one in the eighth but after a walk, Ramon Troncoso took over and shut the Kernals off completely the rest of the game, earning his fourth save.

Gabe Gutierrez and Rogowski each had a double and a single for Inland Empire.
 Score by innings
Inland Empire 	400 000 000-4
Stockton	100 002 000-3

 Inland Empire	ab  r  h  rbi  ave
Rogowski lf	5  0  2  0  .269
De Jesus ss	4  1  1  0  .256
Denker 2b	4  1  1  0  .280
May dh	        3  0  0  1  .377
Mitchell 1b	4  1  0  1  .350
DeWitt 3b	3  0  0  1  .237
Locke rf	4  0  1  1  .273
Gutierrez c	4  0  2  0  .333
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .140
  Totals	34 4 8 4
  Stockton	32 0 7 3

 2B- May (5), Locke (2), Rogowski 
(6), Gutierrez (4). RBI- May (25), 
Mitchell (9), DeWitt (11), Locke 
(7). SB- Godwin (3), De Jesus (3), 
Rogowski (7). LOB- Inland Empire
7, Stockton 12. DP- De Jesus, 
Denker and Mitchell. 

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Guerra (1-0)	5.0  4  3-3  5  4  5.87
Pratt 	        2.0  1  0-0  1  2  1.62
Meque 	        0.1  0  0-0  1  1  3.24
Troncoso (sv 4)1.2  2  0-0  0  1  0.77
 HBP- DeJesus. T- 3:06. Att- 1,491.
Ninth Inning Heroics-- Great Lakes waited until the last minute to snatch a victory out of the fire Tuesday night. Trailing 1-0 going into the last of the ninth, they scored twice to dump Cedar Rapids 2-1.

Held scoreless and with only four hits, Francisco Lizarraga opened the ninth with an infield hit. Matt Berezay singled to left and a passed ball moved both runners up a base.

Josh Bell singled through the hole past the shortstop, driving in Lizarraga with the tying run and moving Berezay to third base. Eduardo Perez banged a shot to center and the center fielder muffed the ball, Perez being credited with a sac fly and Great Lakes getting a clutch, 2-1 win.

Clayton Kershaw started for the Loons and allowed only three hits but one of them was a leadoff homer in the second inning. As usual, he didn't receive much run support but he allowed only two more hits and struck out a season high 12 over six innings. His ERA dropped to 1.42.

Miguel Sanfler and Garrett White (1-0) allowed only a single hit between them over the final three innings with White earning the win, his first of the season.

The Loons were held to six singles with Berezay collecting two of them, plus his second stolen base of the season.
 Score by innings
Cedar Rapids	010 000 000-1
Great Lakes	000 000 002-2

 Great Lakes	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .254
Lizarraga ss	4  1  1  0  .324
Berezay lf	4  1  2  0  .232
Bell dh	        4  0  1  1  .208
EPerez 1b	3  0  1  1  .235
Hunt rf	        3  0  1  0  .311
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .138
Fuller 2b	3  0  0  0  .207
Herrera 2b	3  0  1  0  .167
  Totals	31 2 7 2
  Cedar Rapids	29 1 4 1

 RBI- Bell (8), EPerez (7). SF- 
Perez. SB- Berezay (2). LOB- 
Great Lakes 6, Cedar Rapids 5. 
DP- Fuller, Herrera 
and EPerez.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Kershaw	        6.0  3  1-1  1  12  1.42
Sanfler	        1.2  1  0-0  2   1  0.82
GWhite (1-0)	1.1  0  0-0  0   1  1.23
 WP- GWhite. T- 2:22. Att- 3,633.		

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