Lucas May Smacks Walkoff Homer in 10th

In what has become almost a commonplace occurrence, Lucas May slugged a three-run homer in the last of the 10th, boosting Inland Empire to a 6-4 win over Modesto. Las Vegas lost 3-1 to Tacoma, Jacksonville dropped a 7-2 decision to Montgomery and Clinton beat Great Lakes 7-2.

51s Drop 3-1 Decision-- A two-run home run in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and gave Tacoma a 3-1 decision. Hong-Chih Quo's first rehab start saw him allow one hit and a single run in his two-innings of work,

Tony Abreu led off by reaching first on an error. He stole second and scored on James Loney's single to left, tying the score. Las Vegas only managed four more hits, including Matt Kemp's leadoff double in the eighth inning.

D.J. Houlton (2-1) was tagged with the loss after taking over for Kuo in the third inning and allowing five hits and a pair of runs in the sixth inning. He struck out five. Yhency Brazoban and Travis White finished with a scoreless inning each.

The 51s had their chances to break the game open early, leaving two runners on base in each the first, second and fourth innings. They left nine on during the game.

"We had the chance to tack on a couple of runs early," Las Vegas manager Lorenzo Bundy told the Las Vegas Review Journal. "We had them on the ropes and we let it get away. We're impatient and trying to make things happen right now, and I think everybody is trying to be the hero.

"It was Kuo's first time out and he only made one mistake, when he hung the ball on the first inning double," Bundy added. "And D.J. Houlton pitched very well. There were some positives out there today."

51s Notes-- Nicholas LoTempio, 8, of Las Vegas was the franchise's 8th millionth fan. He received four tickets to an upcoming Los Angeles Dodgers' game, a 51s season pass and a gift bag. The 51s entered Sunday's game 951 fans short of the mark. ...Larry Bigbie reached base six consecutive times via hit or walk in Saturday and Sunday. The streak ended when he popped out in the fifth inning Sunday.
 Score by innings
Tacoma  	100 002 000-3
Las Vegas	100 000 000-1

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b	5  1  1  0  .357
Bigbie lf	2  0  1  0  .439
Loney rf	4  0  1  1  .267
Kemp dh	        4  0  1  0  .316
Jones 1b	4  0  0  0  .278
LaRoche 3b	4  0  1  0  .231
Freeman cf	3  0  0  0  .292
Stinnett c	3  0  0  0  .213
Garcia ss	3  0  0  0  .231
  Totals	32 5 1 1
  Tacoma	34 3 7 3

 2B- Kemp (1). RBI- Loney (17). S- Stinnett. 
SB- Abreu (1). LOB- Las Vegas 6, Tacoma 9.

 Las Vegas	in   h  r-er bb so  era
Kuo	        2.0  1  1-1  1  3  4.50
Houlton (2-1)	5.0  5  2-2  1  5  2.28
Brazoban	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
White	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  1.25
 T- 2:35. Att- 5,701.
Homers Sink Suns- A three run homer in the fifth and a two-run shot in the eighth by Montgomery handed Jacksonville a 7-2 loss.

The Suns scored an unearned run in the first inning after Luis Maza singled, moved to third on Xavier Paul's single and scored when the ball was misplaed in the outfield. They didn't get on the scoreboard again until the eighth when Anthony Raglani scored on an error.

Paul finished with three of the Suns nine hits and Maza had a pair.

Starter Alvis Ojeda (0-2) was tagged with five runs on six hits and three walks. B.J. LaMura worked 3.2 innings and surrendered the final two runs.

The Suns dropped to 12-12 and will meet Montgomery this afternoon in their third day game in succession.

Sun Spots-- LHP Scott Elbert, the Dodgers' first-round draft pick in 2004, has been sent to Class A Inland Empire in San Bernardino, Calif., to recover from shoulder tendinitis. Elbert allowed just three runs in his first two Suns starts (11 innings) but was tagged for three runs in three innings against Huntsville on April 16. ... Suns OF Anthony Raglani led all Southern League hitters with a .710 slugging percentage and four triples. His five home runs trailed only teammate John Lindsey and Mississippi's Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
 Score by innings
Montgomery	000 140 020-7
Jacksonville	100 000 010-2

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss	        5  0  1  0  .337
Maza 2b	        4  1  2  0  .266
Paul cf	        5  0  3  1  .298
McDougall 3b	4  0  0  0  .261
Raglani lf	2  1  0  0  .270
Lindsey 1b	4  0  0  0  .194
Dunlap dh	4  0  1  0  .216
Allen rf	4  0  1  0  .222
Concepcion c	4  0  1  0  .172
 Totals	        36 2  9 1
 Montgomery	30 7 11 6

 LOB- Jacksonville 10, Montgomery 7. 
DP- McDougall, Maza and Lindsey. 

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Ojeda (0-2)	4.1  6  6-6  3  3  5.79
LaMura	        3.2  4  2-2  0  3  3.93
Akin	        1.0  1  0-0  1  0  2.57
 HB- Ojeda. T- 2:56. Att- 7,114.
Mays Does It -- Again-- Trailing 4-3, Luke May launched a 0-2 pitch over the left field fence in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Sixers a 6-4 win over Modesto. It was Mays' eighth homer of the season and came with Adam Godwin and Ryan Rogowski on base.

May, who also had a two-run triple in the first, finished the game with five runs batted in, boosting his total to a California League-leading 31.

The shot gave Ramon Troncoso (3-0) the win after he had allowed a run in the top of the 10th on an Eric Young Jr.'s single.

Ivan DeJesus lived on an error by Young in the first. Shane Justis followed with a single and May drove in both runners with a triple down the right-field line. Later in the inning, Travis Denker singled him for a 3-0 lead.

Inland Empire starter Javy Guerra allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings, adding seven strikeouts and turned the game and a three-run lead over to Cody Wade. Wade promptly gave up three runs, two earned, on a double, an infield error and a two-run home run.

Today Inland Empire hosts the final game of a four-game set with Modesto.
 Score by innings
Modesto	        000 000 300 1-4
Inland Empire	300 000 000 3-6

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
DeJesus ss	4  1  1  0  .253
Justis lf	3  1  1  0  .371
Rogowski ph-lf	2  1  2  0  .274
May dh	        5  2  2  5  .343
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .308
Denker 2b	4  0  2  1  .300
Locke rf	4  0  0  0  .254
Nicholson 3b	4  0  0  0  .261
Gutierrez c	4  0  0  0  .273
Godwin cf	3  1  1  0  .203
  Totals 	37 6 9 6
  Modesto	33 4 5 4

 Error- Mitchell (1), Locke (2). 
2B- Godwin (2). 3B- May (2). HR- May (31), 
Denker (4).S- DeJesus. SB- Rogowski (9).
LOB- 5, Modesto 5. DP- Nicholson, 
Gutierrez and Mitchell.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb  so  era
Guerra	        6.0  2  0-0  3  7  4.22
Wade 	        2.0  2  3-2  0  2  1.93
Troncoso (3-0)	2.0  1  1-0  0  1  1.23

 HB- Guerra.T- 2:42. Att- 2,399.
Big Third Sinks Loons-- Clinton struck for three runs in the third inning off Great Lakes starter Josh Wall and hung on to post a 5-3 win.

Wall allowed six hits and struck out six in 5.1 innings. Miguel Sanfler walked three and gave up the fourth run of the game before Jesus Rodriguez saved him and worked the final 1.2 innings.

Francisco Lizarraga went 3-for-4 and had an RBI single to lead Great Lakes.

Bridger Hunt and Lizarraga singled to open the first inning and Josh Bell's ground ball put the Loons up 1-0. Clinton scored three runs with two out in the third.

Lizarraga knocked in Kenley Jansen, who was hit by a pitch, to open the fifth inning, and the Loons scored again in the ninth when Matt Berezay was hit by a pitch and Justin Fuller singled him across.

Great Lakes moves to Quad Cities to open a four game series tonight (Monday).
 Score by innings
Great Lakes	100 010 001-3
Clinton	        003 001 10x-5

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt cf	        4  1  2  0  .296
Lizarraga ss	4  0  3  1  .364
Mattingly dh	3  0  0  0  .224
Bell 3b	        3  0  0  1  .232
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .250
Berezay lf	3  1  1  0  .232
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  0  .226
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .139
Fuller 2b	4  1  1  1  .222
  Totals	32 3 7 3
  Clinton	33 5 8 5

 Error- Van Slyke (1), Fuller (4). 
RBI- Bell (11), Lizarraga (5), Fuller 
(1).CS- Berezay (2). LOB- Great Lakes 
7, Clinton 7.

 Great Lakes	in   h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (1-3)	5.0  6  3-3  0  6  4.50
Sanfler	        1.0  0  1-1  3  1  1.50
JRodriguez	1.2  2  0-0  0  1  .184	
 WP- Sanfler. T: 2:39. Att- 4,596.

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