Dunlap's Walk-Off Homer Beats Carolina

Larry Bigbie's three hits and strong pitching by Miguel Pinango boosted Las Vegas to a 6-1 win at Portland. First baseman Cory Dunlap's two-run, walk-off homer dumped Carolina behind the pitching of Justin Orenduff. Cory Wade made his second start of the season a strong one, shutting out Stockton for six innings in a 5-0 victory. Great Lakes fell behind 6-0 early and lost 6-3 to Kane County.

Bigbie Sparks Win-- Larry Bigbie had three hits to raise his batting average to .385 in leading the 51s to a 6-1 victory over the Beavers in Portland. Bigbie missed a cycle by a triple as he homered, doubled and singled in four at-bats to give Las Vegas the opener of the four-game series.

Starting pitcher Miguel Pinango went six innings and was nearly untouchable, allowing a pair of singles and a fifth-inning home run. He recorded his second win with out a loss. The right-hander, whose ERA is 0.82, tossed five scoreless innings May 12 against New Orleans.

Bigbie, who went 3-for-4, hit a solo homer in the eighth. Sergio Garcia had two RBIs and Tony Abreu tripled and knocked in a run for Las Vegas (17-21).

The 51s struck for three runs in the second inning. A wild pitch allowed the first run and an error gave the 51s a second run. Sergio Garcia's RBI single made it 3-0.

Leading 3-1, Las Vegas scored twice in the seven when Pinango led off with a single and scored on Tony Abreu's triple. Garcia's sac fly gave him his second RBI of the game. Bigbie led off with the eighth a homer to end the scoring.

In addition to Bigbie's three hits, Freeman singled and doubled.

Greg Miller, who has been starting but recently has been been bothered by control problems, worked out of the bullpen and pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit but more importantly, walked only a single batter. Yhency Brazoban nailed things down with a hitless ninth, striking out two.?
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	030 000 210-6
Portland	000 010 000-1

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	4  1  1  1  .346
Garcia 2b	3  0  1  2  .317
Loney 1b	4  0  1  0  .258
Jones rf	5  0  1  0  .268
Bigbie lf	4  1  3  1  .385
Freeman cf	5  1  2  0  .263
Perez ss	4  1  1  0  .225
stinnett c	4  1  1  1  .215
Pinango p	2  1  1  0  .250
 Miller	        1  0  0  0  .000
 Brazoban p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	32 6 12 5
   Portland	30 1  2 1

 2B- Bigbie (10). 3B- Abreu (4), Freeman 
(2). HR- Bigbie (2). S- Pinango. SF- Garcia. 
DP- Perez and Loney: Loney, Perez and 
Loney. LOB- Las Vegas 9, Portland 7.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango (2-0)	6.0  3  1-1  4  3  0.82
Miller 	        2.0  1  0-0  1  1  5.96
Brazoban 	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  1.64
 WP- Miller. HB- Miller. T- 2:44. Att- 7,591.
Dunlap's Shot Beats Carolina-- Cory Dunlap smacked a two-run walk-off home run, his third of the season, to break a 1-1 tie and give Jacksonville a 3-1 win over Carolina. Chin-Lung Hu was on base with a double when the 23-year-old first baseman lined the shot over the wall in left to make reliever Luis Gonzalez (1-0), who had pitched two scoreless innings, the winner.

Gonzalez took over in the eighth with two and base and none out and wriggled out of the jam. He also struck out the final Carolina batter in the ninth with the bases loaded.

Justin Orenduff went five innings for the first time this season, allowing only give hits while recording eight strikeouts. Brian Akin gave up the Mudcats run on a solo homer in the sixth inning to tie the game.

The Suns, who improved to 22-19, scored in the fourth when Marshall MacDougall's sacrifice fly scored Hu, who was 2-for-4 with a single and a double.

Hu and Dunlap had four of the five hits collected by the Suns. After Dunlap's single in the fourth inning, the next 10 Jacksonville batters were retired in order before Anthony Raglani walked in the seventh.

"We just stressed the importance of playing hard every day and that we only have 100 games left this season. You don't want to get caught up waiting until it's too late to try and improve yourself," Suns manager John Shoemaker on what he told the players in a pre-game team meeting. The team had lost three games in a row and six of its last seven before Friday's win.

The game was delayed 90 minutes because of rain but the 4,540 fans stuck around and were rewarded with a win.

Roster Moves-- The Dodgers made six moves to the Suns' roster. First baseman Luke Allen was released, catcher Juan Apodaca was sent to Class-A Great Lakes and pitcher William Juarez was promoted to Las Vegas. Joining the Suns were infielder Jimmy Rohan, catcher Octavio Martinez and pitcher Carlos Alvarez.

The Suns will send left-hander Eric Cyr (3-1, 2.54) against the Mudcats' Gaby Hernandez (2-4, 4.26) tonight.
 Score by Innings
Carolina	000 001  000-1
Jacksonville	000 100 002-3

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruan rf        	4  0  0  0  .261
Hu ss        	4  2  2  0  .361
Paul cf        	3  0  0  0  .291
Dunlap 1b	4  1  2  2  .274
Mcdougall 3b	2  0  0  1  .245
Raglani lf	2  0  0  0  .250
JGonzalez 2b	3  0  0  0  .208
 LGonzalez p	0  0  0  0  .000
Ellis c        	3  0  1  0  .174
Orenduff p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Akin p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Nicholson 2b	1  0  0  0  .091
   Totals	27 3  5 3
   Carolina	36 1 10 1

 Error Orenduff (1). 2B- Hu (10). HR- 
Dunlap (3). S- Orenduff, Paul. RBI- 
McDougall (21), Dunlap (11). SF- McDougall. 
LOB- Jacksonville 3, Carolina 11.

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff	5.0  5  0-0  2  8  2.49
Akin         	2.0  3  1-1  0  3  5.54
LGonzalez (1-0)	2.0  2  0-0  1  3  0.00
 T- 2:39. Att- 4,540.
Back-to-Back Shutouts-- Inland Empire earned a split with Stockton with a second straight 5-0 win and pulled within a game of the Ports. Cory Wade, making just his second start, made a bid to nail down a starting slot by working into the seventh and improving his record to 6-0.

Wade had been used mainly in middle relief so far this year and had run up five straight wins. Manager Dave Collins had hoped to get four innings out of him but he only faced 23 batters, allowing four hits and adding five strikeouts before leaving with one out in the seventh.

Jamie Hoffmann led off the game with a line shot that hit Stockton starting pitcher Trent Peterson in the face, with the ball carrying into centerfield. Peterson left the game and when Hoffman scored on a two-run triple by Russell Mitchell, he took the tough loss.

Ryan Rogowski tripled down the right field line in the second inning and was squeezed in by Hoffmann. San Bernardino scored an insurance run in the seventh on an error.

Mario Alvarez took over for Wade in the seventh, then gave way to Jacobo Meque in the ninth. The trio of pitchers allowed seven hits and struck out five.

The Sixers travel to Modesto for three games this weekend against the Nuts and will return home to open up a seven game home stand on Sunday.

Arias Pitcher of the Week-- Not surprisingly, Marlon Arias was selected 'Pitcher of the Week' in the California league. Arias entered Wednesday's start against Bakersfield with a 1-1 record and 6.18 ERA over six appearances. But the 22-year-old southpaw proceeded to toss the fourth no-hitter in Inland Empire history, striking out 10 and walking two as the 66ers cruised to a 2-0 victory. Arias' gem puts him in the company of Mike Hampton and Ted Lilly, who had also pitched no-hitters for Inland Empire.
 Score by Innings
Stockton	000 000 000-0
Inland Empire	310 000 10x-5

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann rf	3  1  1  1  .331
Tomlin cf	3  1  2  0  .333
May c        	4  0  0  0  .278
Mitchell 1b	4  1  1  2  .313
Denker 2b	3  0  1  1  .247
DeJesus ss	3  0  0  0  .231
DeWitt 3b	4  1  1  0  .221
Justis dh	2  0  0  0  .346
Rogowski lf	3  1  1  0  .244
   Totals	29 5 7 4
   Stockton	33 0 7 0

 3B- Mitchell (2), Rogowski (4). S- Hoffmann. 
CS- Tomlin(3). DP- DeWitt, Denker and Mitchell. 
LOB- 5, Stockton 7.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wade(6-0)	6.1  4  0-0  0  5  2.18
Alvarez 	1.2  2  0-0  1  0  5.70
Meque	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  4.70
 T- 2;29. Att- 1,817.
Loons Nailed Early-- Kane County jumped on starter Josh Wall for four runs in the first inning, added two more in the fourth and went on to a 6-3 win. Great Lakes trailed 4-0 before they got their first hit, a double by Scott Van Slyke, in the third inning.

Wall, who slipped to 1-3 with the loss, couldn't get an out in the fourth inning and was credited with all six Cougar runs on seven hits. He gave up a single, then walked three to force in a run. A fielder's choice and another single did the damage.

Marlon Arias allowed only one hit in three innings and Miguel Ramirez added a hitless ninth.

The Loons didn't get another hit after Van Slyke's hit in the third until he hit his second of the game in the sixth. Trayvon Robinson doubled him home and then scored on Bridger Hunt's grounder.

A one out walk to Adolfo Gonzalez n the ninth, Josh Bell's single and Van Slyke's third hit of the game, a single, drove in the final Great Lakes run.
 Score by innings	
Great Lakes	000 002 001-3
Kane County	400 200 00x-6

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  1  1  0  .242
Hunt lf	        4  0  0  1  .292
Lizarraga ss	4  0  1  0  .298
 Fuller ss	0  0  0  0  .214
EPerez 1b	4  0  0  0  .261
Gonzalez dh	2  1  1  0  .265
Bell 3b	        3  0  1  0  .228
Mattingly 2b	4  0  0  0  .184
Van Slyke rf	4  1  3  1  .258
Apodaca c	4  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	33 2 7 2
   Kane County	31 6 9 6

 2B- Van Slyke 2 (6). 3B- Robinson (1). 
RBI- Robinson (12), Hunt (6), Van Slyke 
(5). LOB- Great Lakes 6, Kane County 9.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Wall (1-5)	3.0  7  6-6  4  1  5.56
Castillo	3.0  1  0-0  3  2  5.40
Ramirez	1.0  1  0-0  1  0  1.15
 WP- Wall. T- 2:44. Att- 1,701.	

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