Kuo Sharp in Rehab Start in Vegas

Tony Abreu's walkoff single boosted Las Vegas to a 8-7 win in 12 over Sacramento. Jacksonville managed only a pair of unearned runs in a 3-2 loss to Carolina. Cory Wade won his fifth as Inland Empire took a 4-3 decision from Lake Elsinore. A 10-spot in the fifth sealed the Loons fate and they lost 13-6.

Abreu Saves 51s-- An RBI single in the last of the 12th by Tony Abreu gave Las Vegas an 8-7 win over Sacramento. Tomas Perez doubled to right and Abreu followed by lining an 0-2 pitch into right field as Las Vegas snapped a five-game losing streak.

Abreu banged out four hits in seven trips to the plate, keying a 14-hit attack. Matt Kemp was 3-for-6 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Perez had two hits and scored twice.

Las Vegas took an early 3-0 lead, then slipped behind 6-3 before a four-run eighth inning gave them a 7-6 margin. However The River Cats tied the game in the ninth off rehabbing Yhency Brazoban.

Brazoban's teammate Hong-Chih Kuo started and worked 2.1 scoreless innings before he reached his pitch count. He struck out seven and yielded two hits while throwing 31 of 51 pitches for strikes.

Travis Smith followed and was tagged for seven hits and four runs before leaving after seven. Mark Alexander was also treated roughly, walking a pair of hitters who eventually scored off Matt White.

Eric Hull (2-0) pitched the final three innings, allowing a single hit and lowering his ERA to 1.56. He earned the decision when Abreu won the game in the 12th.

Kemp and Andy LaRoche had RBI in the first and Kemp tripled and EY Young doubled in the third for a 3-0 lead.

Trailing 6-3, LaRoche lived on an error and with one out Kelly Stinnett drew a walk. Perez knocked in one with a single and Abreu's third hit of the game loaded the bases. Larry Bigbie's grounder and singles by James Loney and Kemp gave Las Vegas the lead to 7-6.

Kuo, who was in the battle for the fifth spot in the Dodgers' rotation before getting hurt, was on a pitch count of 55 against the River Cats, allowing two hits and a walk. He will throw 70 to 75 pitches next time out, 51s manager Lorenzo Bundy said. "I just have to try to get better and stay healthy and do what I can do to get back to Los Angeles," Kuo told the Las Vegas Review Journal. "I've just got to keep working here and try to get ready."

Notes-- Left-hander Tim Hamulack was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a strained forearm and right-hander Harold Eckert was activated from the DL.
 Score by innings
Sacramento 	000 031 021 000-7
Las Vegas	201 000 040 001-8

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b	7  1  4  1  .353
Bigbie dh	5  1  0  0  .407
Loney 1b	3  1  1  1  .255
Kemp rf	        6  1  3  2  .312
Young lf	6  0  1  1  .244
LaRoche 3b	6  1  1  1  .233
Freeman cf	4  0  1  0  .290
Stinnett c	5  1  1  0  .196
Perez ss	6  2  2  1  .264
  Totals	44 8 14 8
  Sacramento 	51 7 14 7

 Error- LaRoche (4). 2B- Young (6), 
Perez (6). 3B- Kemp (2). SB- Kemp (2). 
RBI- Kemp (8), LaRoche (9), Perez (15), 
Bigbie (3), Loney (18), Abreu (9). 
SB- Bigbie, Freeman. LOB- Las Vegas
12, Sacramento 14.

 Las Vegas	 in  h r-er  bb so  era
Kuo 	        2.1  2  0-0  1  7   2.08
Smith 	        4.2  7  4-4  1  3   5.67
Alexander	0.1  0  2-2  2  1  13.50
White 	        0.2  2  0-0  0  0   1.17
Brazoban 	1.0  2  1-1  0  2   3.00
Hull (2-0)	3.0  1  0-0  0  2   1.56
 HBP- Kuo, Smith. T- 4:16. Att- 2,788.
Suns Lose Another Close One-- Jacksonville took a 2-0 lead in the second inning after Cory Dunlap singled and Marshall McDougall doubled. With one out, a fielding error by the Carolina first baseman allowed both runners to score but that was all the offense the Suns could generate in a 3-2 loss. The Suns fell to 14-13.

Starter Justin Orenduff left with one out in the fourth after allowing three hits and a pair of runs. Joey Norrito was solid for the next 4.2 innings, giving up only a pair of hits and no runs, dropping his ERA to 1.17, before handing the ball to B.J. LaMura in the ninth.

A walk, an error on center fielder Xavier Paul and another walk loaded the bases before a two-out single gave Carolina the win and LaMura (1-2) the tough loss.
 Score by innings
Jacksonville 	020 000 000-2
Carolina	000 200 001-3

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss	        3  0  0  0  .330
 Gonzalez ss	1  0  0  0  .235
Meza 2b	        3  0  0  0  .241
Paul cf	        4  0  0  0  .281
Dunlap 1b	4  1  3  0  .232
McDougall 3b	4  1  2  0  .260
Raglani lf	4  0  0  0  .250
Allen rf	3  0  1  1  .228
Ellis c	        4  0  1  0  .203
Orenduff p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Norrito p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey ph	1  0  0  0  .239
    Totals	34 2 7 1
    Carolina	32 3 6 3

   Error- Paul (1). 2B- McDougall (7). 
RBI- Allen (7). LOB- Jacksonville 
7, Carolina 9.

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff	3.1  3  2-2  1  4  3.52
Norrito	        4.2  2  0-0  2  4  1.17
LaMura (1-2)	0.1  1  1-0  2  0  .366
 T-2:32. Att- 1,541.
Another One-Run Victory-- For the seventh time in 11 games, Inland Empire (14-13) walked away with a one-run victory, stopping Lake Elsinore 4-3

Trailing 1-0, the Sixers tied the game in the second after a double by Lucas May, a single by Travis Denker and a Jamie Hoffmann grounder. They boosted the margin to 3-1 with two more in the third when Ivan De Jesus lived on an error, moved to scored on Blake DeWitt's single and scored on the second error of the inning. Jamie Hoffman doubled home the third run.

The eventual winning run was manufactured by Ryan Rogowski pretty much by himself in the fourth after he singled with two out. Rogowski then stole second and third before De Jesus drove him home with a single.

Jesus Castillo started and struggled a bit, allowing eight hits and a pair of earned runs while striking out six. Cory Wade, Jacobo Meque and Ramon Troncoso shut off the Storm on three hits while striking out nine.

Wade, now 5-0, pitched three innings, his longest outing of the year, and lowered his ERA to 1.66. Troncoso, who picked up Meque and saved his fifth save of the year and finished with a 1.10 ERA, went an inning and two-thirds striking out the side in the ninth.

The Sixers bullpen have worked the most innings in the Cal League with 132 and is third best in the league in earned run average of 3.27.

The save should be shared by left fielder Jamie Hoffman, who had a pair of doubles and two RBI in the game, when threw out a runner at the plate in the second inning to complete an 8-2 double play.

Ryan Rogowski, Luke May and Travis Denker also had two hits each.

The rubber match of the series is tonight in Lake Elsinore.
 Score by innings
Inland Empire	012 100 000-4
Lake Elsinore	101 100 000-3


 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	5  1  2  0  .258
DeJesus ss	4  1  1  1  .236
DeWitt 3b	3  1  1  0  .206
May c        	5  1  2  0  .330
Denker 2b	4  0  2  0  .333
Hoffmann cf	4  0  2  2  .333
Harper 1b	3  0  1  0  .203
Loocke rf	4  0  1  0  .244
Nicholson dh	4  0  0  0  .222
  Totals	36 4 12 3
  Lake Elsinore	36 3 11  2

 2B- May (7), Hoffman (5). SB- DeJesus 
(4), Rogowski (11). DP- (2) Hoffman 
and May, Denker and DeJesus. 
LOB- Inland Empire 9, Lake Elsinore 12.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
JCastillo	4.0  8  3-2  2  6  4.55
Wade (5-0)	3.0  2  0-0  2  4  1.66
Meque 	        0.1  0  0-0  1  2  3.27
Troncoso	1.2  1  0-0  0  3  1.10
  WP- Castillo, EWade, Meque. 
Bk- Meque. HB- Castillo. 
T- 3:03. Att- 1,375.
Ugly Inning Kills Loons-- Great Lakes held a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning but Quad Cities posted a big "10" on the scoreboard and coasted home with a 13-6 win.

Starter Cody White (0-4) and reliever David Brooks were roughed up, allowing 12 runs and 14 hits before Miguel Sanfler came in to stop the bleeding in the fifth inning after 14 men went to the plate.

White was charged with six runs on seven hits and Brooks gave up seven straights hits without recording an out before Sanfler induced a flyout to end the fifth.

Outfielder Matt Berezay went 2-for-2 with a double, three walks, three RBIs and two runs scored, while David Sutherland added two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Francisco Lizarraga singled twice to boost his average to .358.
 Score by innings
Great Lakes	000 3  0 2 010- 6
Quad Cities	020 0[10]1 00x-13	

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera 2b	5  0  0  0  .156
Lizarraga ss	5  0  2  0  .358
Hunt cf	        3  2  0  0  .267
Bell 3b	        5  1  0  0  .203
Mattingly dh	3  1  0  0  .200		
Berezay lf	2  2  2  3  .269
Sutherland 1b	5  0  2  2  .217
Santana c	4  0  1  0  .135
Van Slyke rf	3  0  1  0  .224
  Totals	36  6  8  5
  Quad Cities	39 13 16 12

 2B- Berezay (6), Sutherland (4). 
RBI- Berezay 3 (14), Sutherland 2 
(7), Santana (7). CS- Mattingly (1). 
LOB- Great Lakes 10, Quad Cities 6. 
DP- Herrera, Lizarraga and Sutherland; 
Bell, Herrera and Sutherland.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
CWhite (0-4)	4.2  7  6-6  2  3  4.64
Brooks	        0.0  7  6-6  0  0  9.49
Sanfler	        3.1  2  1-0  2  2  1.17
 WP- CWhite 2, Brooks. HBP- Van Slyke, Hunt.
T- 2:59. Att- 3904.

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