Cyr Loses No-Hitter in Seventh

Las Vegas dropped an 11-8 contest to Sacramento. Eric Cyr took a no-hitter and a 4-0 lead into the seventh, then lost the gem and Jacksonville lost the game 6-4. Inland Empire left 10 on base in a 6-2 loss to Lake Elsinore. Great Lakes fell 3-0 to Quad Cities.

Cats Claw Out Win-- Despite a 3-0 Las Vegas lead in the first inning, Sacramento scored the next 11 runs to claim an 11-8 win.

Eric Stults (2-2), Luis Gonzalez and Spike Lundberg were battered for 13 hits and 11 runs before Yhency Brazoban and Mark Alexander added a pair of shutout innings in the eighth and ninth.

Stults was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs on 10 hits while fanning five and walking four in 4.2 frames.

James Loney belted an RBI single and Andy LaRoche added a two-run double as Las Vegas jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first. Loney tacked on a two-run double in the ninth, boosting his RBI total to 21, and Tony Abreu collected two hits including a double to push his batting average to .355.

Las Vegas has lost six of seven games and slipped to 12-14 on the season.

Yhency Nearly Ready-- Brazoban, on a rehab with the 51s, is close to being ready to move back to The Show. Signed originally by the Yankees an converted from a catcher to an outfielder to a pitcher, was traded to the Dodgers along with RHP Jeff Weaver and RHP Brandon Weeden for Kevin Brown.

The 250-pound right-hander reached the major leagues in 2004, going 6-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 31 appearances out of the bullpen in 2004. He appeared in 74 games and 21 saves in 2005, setting Dodger rookie records, breaking the mark of Duaner Sanchez (67 games) and Steve Howe (17 saves).

But in 2006, after only five appearances, he went down with a strained elbow and underwent Tommy John surgery April 18.

Now 26, he seems to be ready to return to action.

"When he's healthy, he just dominates," 51s manager Lorenzo Bundy said. "He's a power guy and he goes right after hitters. I've seen him reach 97 to 98 mph."

Brazoban said before the game his arm was "about 70 to 75 percent" strong, walked one in one hitless inning and was clocked in the low 90s. He has allowed one run on three hits in four innings for Las Vegas overall during his rehab work.

It was the first time this year that he made an appearance on consecutive nights and in a day or so he will be allowed to pitch two innings.

Bundy said. "It's a work in progress, but he's right on schedule."
 Score by innings
Sacramento	021 125 000-11		
Las Vegas	300 000 023- 8

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu ss	5  2  2  0  .355
Garcia 2b	4  1  1  0  .317
Loney 1b	5  2  2  3  .262
Kemp rf	        3  1  1  1  .314
Young dh	4  1  0  0  .233
LaRoche 3b	4  1  2  2  .245
Jones lf	4  0  1  1  .265
Freeman cf	3  0  0  0  .278
Huckaby c	4  0  0  0  .250
  Totals	36  8  9  7
  Sacramento	38 11 14 11

 2B- Abreu (6), LaRoche (4), Jones (8),
Loney (5). RBI- Loney 3 (21), LaRoche 2 
(11), Jones (21), Freeman (12(, Kemp (9).
SB- Loney (2). LOB- Las Vegas 8,
Sacramento 12. DP- Abreu and Loney; 
Abreu, Garcia and Loney.

 Las Vegas	 in   h r-er bb so   era
Stults (2-2)	4.2  10  6-6  4  5   6.28
Gonzalez	0.1   1  4-4  4  0   5.06
Lundberg	2.0   3  1-1  1  2   7.15
Brazoban	1.0   0  0-0  1  0   2.25
Alexander	1.0   0  0-0  2  1  12.27
 HBP= by Lundberg. T- 3:13. Att- 4,862.
51s Notes-- The Dodgers optioned pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo to the 51s after the left-hander made two rehabilitation starts for Las Vegas. ... 51s right-hander Travis Smith, 34, announced his retirement. ... Righthander D.J. Houlton draws the start tonight at Fresno.

Cyr Loses No-Hitter-- Jacksonville scored four runs in the seventh inning to break a 0-0 tie and Suns starter Eric Cyr held Carolina hitless through sixth innings, making it look like this one was in the book under the "W" column.

He allowed a leadoff single in the seventh, then left after back-to-back singles in the eighth in favor of Brian Akin (1-2) and disaster struck.

He surrenders a double, a wild pitch and a pair of walks before the killing double that scored the sixth run and put the Mudcats in front to stay.

Cyr admitted he thought about the potential no-hitter. "I tried not to think about the no-hitter, but at that point in the game, it's hard not to," Cyr told MLB.com. "The defense was playing great behind me."

Cyr, now 28, played hockey in his native Canada, but he was asked by his coach to attend the Academy of Baseball in Canada at 17 and became a member of the 2004 Canadian Olympic Baseball Team and on Team Canada at the inaugural 2006 World Baseball Classic.

He was drafted by the Padres in 1998 and his Major League debut came on June 23, 2002, against the Yankees but after making five appearances for the Padres, Cyr was placed on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis, and hasn't made it back to the big leagues since. After spending last season in Taiwan, Cyr was signed by the Dodgers.

The first 11 Suns were retired in order before Xavier Paul singled with two out in the fourth inning. That was the only hit until the seventh inning.

Luis Maza walked and Paul singled for the second time. Cory Dunlap slugged a shot over the centerfield wall, his second homer of the season, and Marshall McDougall followed with his fifth homer, this one to left.

Jacksonville (14-13) had one last chance in the ninth when Like Allen reached on an error and with two out, Juan Gonzalez singled and John Lindsey was hit by a pitch to load the bases. But Wilkin Ruan grounded into a game-ending double play.

Paul and Dunlap each had a pair of the six hits Jacksonville managed.
 Score by innings
Jacksonville	000 000 400-4
Carolina	000 000 06x-6

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruan lf	        5  0  0  0  .234
Maza 2b	        2  1  0  0  .236
Paul cf	        4  1  2  0  .290
Dunlap 1b	4  1  2  3  .244
 Akin p	        0  0  0  0  .000
McDougall 3b	4  1  1  1  .260
Allen rf	4  0  0  0  .217
Ellis c	        3  0  0  0  .194
JGonzalez ss	4  0  1  0  .237
Cyr p	        3  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey 1b	0  0  0  0  .239
    Totals	33 4 6 4
    Carolina	27 6 6 5

 HR- Dunlap (2), McDougall (5). RBI- Dunlap
3 (9), McDougall (9). SB- Paul (3). CS-
McDougall (2). LOB- Jacksonville 6, Carolina
3. DP- McDougall, Maza and Dunlap; Paul and
McDougall.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Cyr	        7.0  3  2-2  1  4  2.97
Akin (1-2)	1.0  3  4-4  2  1  4.24
 WP- Akin. HBP- by Cyr; Lindsey.
T- 2:33. Att- 1,447.
Sixers Leave 10 on in Loss-- Inland Empire banged out 11 hits and were handed eight walks plus a fielding error but only managed two runs, dropping a 6-2 decision to Lake Elsinore.

Marlon Arias (1-1) started for the Sixers but he allowed five runs on eight hits before leaving in the sixth inning. Matt Gomez de Segura allowed one hit (a solo home run) over the final three.

He received only two runs to work with during the evening and lost his first game against a single defeat.

The Sixers scored with one out in the top of the sixth when Ryan Rogowski and Ivan De Jesus singled. Travis Denker doubled down the left field line to score two and with two out, Jamie Hoffman walked but that ended the 66ers offense for the day.

They left a pair of runners on base in each the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, finishing the game with an even 10 left on base and slipping to an even 14-14 on the season.

Ryan Rogowski had three hits in the Sixers' 11-hit attack, Travis Denker was 2-for-5 with two RBI, boosting his average to .339, while Ivan De Jesus and Blake DeWitt had a pair of hits in the Sixers' 11-hit attack.
 Score by innings
Inland Empire	 000 000 000-2
Lake Elsinore    012 020 01x-6

 Inland Empire  ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	5  1  3  0  .275
DeJesus ss	4  1  2  0  .245
Denker 2b	5  0  2  2  .339
May c	        4  0  0  0  .319
Hoffmann cf	3  1  1  0  .333
DeWitt 3b	4  0  2  0  .217
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .279
Locke rf	4  0  0  0  .232
Godwin dh	4  0  1  0  .200
  Totals 	37 2 11 2
  Lake Elsinore	31 6  9 6

 2B- Hoffmann (6). S- Rogowski (12), 
Locke (4). CS- DeJesus (1). RBI- Denker 
(2). LOB- Inland Empire 10, Lake 
Elsinore 5.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Arias (1-1)	5.0  8  5-5  1  5  6.16
Gomez	        3.0  1  1-1  2  3  6.23
 WP- Arias. T- 2:40. Att- 2,369.
Loons Shut Out-- Great Lakes managed only six hits, five of them singles and lost a 3-0 decision to Quad Cities. Wasted was a strong pitching effort by starter Thomas Melgarejo who allowed only two earned runs over seven innings while striking out six.

Thirteen Great Lakes batters went down on strikes.

The Loons received a single by leadoff man Trayvon Robinson in the first and double from Eduardo Perez and a single by David Sutherland ion the second. Francisco Lizarraga singled in the third and Preston Mattingly walked but they couldn't get a hit when it was needed.

Jesus Rodriguez worked a scoreless eighth inning.
 Score by innings
Great Lakes	000 000 000-0
Quad cities	200 001 00x-3

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .236
Lizarraga 2b	4  0  0  0  .351
Mattingly ss	3  0  0  0  .191
Berezay lf	3  0  0  0  .259
Perez 1b	4  0  1  0  .273
Sutherland dh	4  0  1  0  .219
Bell 3b	        4  0  1  0  .205
Hunt rf	        3  0  1  0  .270
Jansen c	2  0  0  0  .122
  Totals	31 0 6 0
  Quad Cities	32 3 5 3

 Error- Bell (10). 2B- Perez (6). 
LOB- Great Lakes 8, Quad Cities 8.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Melgarejo (0-1)	7.0  5  3-2  2  6  4.07
JRodriguez 	1.0  2  0-0  1  1  1.72
 Balk- Melgarejo. T- 2:14. Att- 1,202.

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