Guerra's Strong Effort Boosts Sixers

Las Vegas lost a 7-2 decision at Portland in the rain despite a homer by EY Young. Jacksonville got homers by Cory Dunlap and Justin Raglani and still lost 9-4 to Carolina. Inland Empire rode six strong innings by Javy Guerra and avoided a sweep by beating Modesto 4-2. Kane County came from behind to beat Great Lakes 6-3.

Rain Shortens 7-2 Loss-- Portland manager Rick Renteria won his 500th career victory while with the Marlins and Padres organization as the Beavers topped Las Vegas, 7-2, in a game shortened to five innings by rain. The teams waited out a 1:07 rain delay before calling the game.

San Diego's Clay Hensley allowed two runs on six hits over a four inning rehab start in his first action since being placed on San Diego's 15-day disabled list with a strained groin.

Spike Lundberg (2-3) started for the 51s and allowed two in the first and one in the second on three hits and three walks. Casey Hoorelbeke surrendered four runs, three earned, in the fifth inning.

The 51s (20-22) got on the board when Delwyn Young hit a leadoff homer to left field off Hensley in the fourth. Vegas piled up three hits and a walk in the frame, but escaped trouble when Tony Abreu lined out with two runners on to end the threat. Luis Maza knocked in the second Las Vegas gun in the fourth, driving in Mitch Jones who had singled.

Young finished the game with two of the 51s six hits.
 Score by innings
Las Vegas	010 100-2
Portland	210 04x-7

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu ss	3  0  0  0  .361
Kemp cf	        3  0  0  0  .263
Loney 1b	2  0  0  0  .255
Jones rf	2  1  1  0  .276
Young lf	3  1  2  1  .292
Garcia 2b	2  0  1  0  .322
Maza 3b	        1  0  0  1  .292
Stinnett c	4  0  1  0  .214
Lundberg p	2  0  1  0  .500
 Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	22 2 6 2
   Portland	19 7 5 6

 Hr- Young (5). RBI- Maza (6), Young (24). 
SF- Maza. SB- Abreu (5). LOB- Las Vegas 
5, Portland 4.
	
 Las Vegas	in  h r-er bb so  era
Lundberg	4.0  3  3-3  3  5  6.56
Hoorelbeke	1.0  2  4-3  1  0  6.67
 HBP- 2 by Hoorelbeke. PB- Stinnett. T-1:42 
(1:07 delay). Att- 3.884.
Suns Battered-- First baseman Cory Dunlap ripped a two-run homer, his fourth, in the fourth and outfielder Anthony Raglani knocked in two with his his seventh homer in the fifth but Jacksonville (24-20) dropped a 9-4 decision.

Carolina tagged Mike Megrew (3-3) for a three-run homer in the first inning and the Jacksonville starter handed the ball to Alvis Ojeda after giving up six run, five earned. Megrew has allowed 15 earned runs over 11 innings in his last three starts.

Ojeda gave up just two earned runs over the final six innings.

Jimmy Rohan, Dunlap and Raglani each had two hits. Shortstop Chin-Lung Hu sat out the game with soreness in his shoulder.

The Suns (24-20) close out the series with Carolina (17-27) afternoon game. RHP Zach Hammes (0-1, 3.12) will oppose the Mudcats RHP Jesus Delgado (3-3, 4.0).
 Score by innings
Carolina	042 002 100-9
Jacksonville	000 220 000-4

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf        	2  0  0  0  .278
JGonzalez 2b	3  0  1  0  .216
Rohan 2b-rf	5  1  2  0  .200
Raglani rf-cf	4  2  1  2  .243
Dunlap 1b	3  1  2  2  .274
Lindsey lf	4  0  1  0  .259
McDougall 3b	2  0  0  0  .245
Martinez c	4  0  0  0  .000
Nicholson ss	4  0  0  0  .111
Megrew p	1  0  0  0  .100
 Ojeda p	2  0  1  0  .125
 Ellis ph	1  0  0  0  .174
   Totals	31 9  8 4
   Carolina	39 4 12 8

 Error- Rohan (4), Nicholson (1), Lindsey (2). 
HR- Dunlap (4), Raglani (7). RBI- Dunlap (13), 
Raglani (26). LOB- Jacksonville 8, Carolina 9.

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Megrew (3-3)	3.0  6  6-5  2  4  5.28
Ojeda         	6.0  6  3-2  1  3  6.12
 HBP- Miller by Megrew. T- 2:41. Att- 7,743.
Guerra Avoids a Sweep-- Sixers starting pitcher Javy Guerra (2-2) limited a Modesto team that had scored 16 runs in the previous two games to four hits and a single run over six innings while striking out six to avert a sweep of the series. He surrendered three hits over the first five innings and five of his six Ks were swinging.

An RBI double by Jamie Hoffmann gave Inland a 2-0 lead and Blake DeWitt singled and scored on an RBI single bey Tony Harper in the third. Guerra surrendered a homer in the sixth and Mario Alvarez was tagged with a run in the eighth to close the gap to 3-2.

Travis Denker reached on an error in the ninth and scored on an Adam Godwin single in the ninth, then Kyle Wilson picked up his first save of the season, fanning two in the ninth, to earn his first save.

Ryan Rogowski, DeWitt and Harper each had a pair of hits.

Monday is an off day for the California League and on Tuesday the 66ers will travel to Lancaster to open a five game set with the JetHawks.
 
Score by Innings
Inland Empire	002 100 001-4
Modesto 	000 001 010-2

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi ave
Rogowski lf	4  0  2  0  .245
 Tomlin lf	0  0  0  0  .333
Godwin rf	5  1  1  1  .225
Hoffman cf 	5  0  1  1  .306
Mitchell dh	3  0  1  0  .312
DeJesus ss	4  0  0  0  .238
DeWitt 3b	4  1  2  0  .219
Justis 1b	4  0  0  0  .328
Harper c	4  1  2  1  .215
Rivera 2b	3  0  1  0  .267
 Denker 2b	1  1  0  0  .346
   Totals	37 4 10 3
   Modesto	32 2  6 2

 2B- Hoffmann (9). RBI- Hoffman (26), Harper 
(6), Godwin (10). LOB- Inland Empire 8, Modesto 
9. DP- Rivera, DeJesus and Justis.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Guerra (2-2)	6.0  4  1-1  4  6  4.57
Alvarez 	2.0  1  1-1  2  2  5.61
Wilson (sv 1)	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  1.80
 PB- Harper (1). T- 2:32. Att- 1,915.
Loons Split With Cougars-- Great Lakes had to be satisfied with a split of the four game series after Kane County won the final game Sunday by a 6-3 score, tagging Thomas Melgarejo (0-3) with his third loss. He allowed five hits and three earned runs before leaving the game in the sixth, trailing 5-3.

Justin Fuller tripled in the fourth and scored on Matt Berezay's grounder to tie the game 1-1. In the fifth, Josh Bell hit a solo home run, his third, and Preston Mattingly singled and eventually scored on Bridger Hunt's sacrifice fly to put the Loons in front 3-1.

But that ended the Great Lakes offense for the afternoon. They open a four-game series in Burlington tonight.
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes 	000 120  000-3
Kane County	001 014 00x-6

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt lf        	3  0  1  1  .302
Fuller ss	4  1  1  0  .217
Berezay dh	4  0  0  1  .225
Peterson rf	4  0  1  0  .357
EPerez 1b	4  0  1  0  .286
Bell 3b        	4  1  1  1  .232
Mattingly 2b	4  1  1  0  .188
Apodaca c	2  0  0  0  .000
Robinson cf	2  0  0  0  .232
   Totals	31 3 6 3
   Kane County	31 6 7 6

 Error- Bell (14), Fuller (9). 3B- Fuller (1). 
HR- Bell (3). RBi Berezay (17), Bell (17), 
Hunt (10). LOB- Great Lakes 5, Kane County 8. 
S- Mattingly.

 Great Lakes in  h  r-er bb so  era
Melgarejo (0-3)	5.1  5  4-3  2  4  4.50
German 	        0.0  1  2-2  2  0    ?
White        	1.2  1  0-0  0  3  2.33
Sanfler	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  1.85
 WP- Melgarejo (2), White. HBP- Apodaca. 
T- 2:29. Att- 5,808.

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