McDougall, The Bonnie Lad, Had Five RBI

D.J. Houlton pitched well enough to win but the bullpen let him down in a 5-3 loss with all of Tacoma's runs coming in the eighth. Marshall McDougall's five RBI and lefty Eric Cyr sparked Jacksonville to an 8-2 win at Tennessee. Inland Empire could manage only four hits and lost on a late rally at Lancaster. Burlington handed Clayton Kershaw his second loss of the season by a 3-2 margin.

Late Rally Dumps 51s-- A five-run Tacoma eighth inning cost D.J. Houlton a win and the Rainers collected a 5-3 win. Houlton worked into the seventh, allowing seven hits and struck out six before turning the game over to Matt White after allowing two hits to open the seventh.

White got a pair of ground balls, resulting in a force place and a double play but then in the eighth, he allowed two singles to open the inning and Las Vegas turned to Eric Hull.

Hull started with a wild pitch, then allowing three consecutive hits and Tacoma took a 3-2 lead.

White got out of the inning with a force-out and a double play to preserve the 51s' lead, then, with the 51s leading 3-0, he gave up a pair of singles to open the eighth.

Eric Hull relieved White and after three straight RBI singles, third baseman Luis Maza's two-run error added two more to the Tacoma total. Matt Riley finally ended the bleeding but it was too late and Las Vegas didn't score in the ninth to drop to 22-24 and 5 1/2 behind Sacramento in the PCL Southern Division.

Las Vegas scored in the first on Mitch Jones' homer with Matt Kemp on base, his 11th of the season. The 51s scored their final run in the eighth on Matt Kemp's RBI single that scored Tomas Perez who had walked to open the inning.

Jones, Matt Kemp and Larry Bigbie each had two hits for Las Vegas. Bigbie improved his average to .371.

Las Vegas opens a four-game homestand tonight against Portland, with Spike Lundberg starting for the 51s.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	200 000 010-3
Tacoma	        000 000 05x-5

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Garcia 2b	3  0  0  0  .305
Loney rf	3  0  1  0  .262
Kemp cf        	3  1  2  1  .282
Jones 1b	4  1  2  2  .268
Young lf	4  0  0  0  .286
Bigbie dh	4  0  2  0  .371
Maza 3b        	3  0  0  0  .333
Stinnett c	4  0  0  0  .207
Perez ss	3  1  0  0  .219
   Totals 	31 3  7 3
   Tacoma	34 5 10 3

 Error- Maza (1). HR- Jones (11). RBI- Jones 
2 (39), Kemp (16). S- Garcia. LOB- Las Vegas 
6, Tacoma 8. SB- Kemp (6). DP- Maza, Garcia 
and Jones.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er  bb so  era
Houlton 	6.0  5  0-0  2  6   2.91
White 	        1.0  2  2-2  0  0   2.73
Hull (2-1)	0.1  3  3-1  1  1   2.81
Riley 	        0.2  0  0-0  0  1  11.88
 WP- Hull. T- 2:44. Att- 4,137.
Big Bat Tops Smokies-- Third baseman Marshall McDougall homered and knocked in a season-high five runs to lead Jacksonville past Tennessee, 8-2. McDougall, who hit six home runs in a game for Florida State University, slugged a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the third inning to put the Suns in the lead, 4-0. He singled in the eighth and added a two-run double in the ninth to finish 3-for-5.

With one out in the third, shortstop Chin Lung Hu, second baseman Juan Gonzalez and outfielder Xavier Paul singled for a 1-0 lead. With two out, McDougall lined a homer that quickly made it 4-0.

They added another run in the fifth when Hu and Gonzalez singled again and after a double play, Hu scored on a balk. Jimmy Rohan's sacrifice fly and McDougall's two RBI double in the ninth ended the scoring.

Shortstop Hu went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a stolen base, while Gonzalez was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs for Jacksonville.

Starter Eric Cyr (4-1) limited the Smokies to two runs on eight hits in six innings in winning his fourth game. He fanned three and didn't walk a batter. The 28-year-old Canadian has won four straight decisions and has a 2.47 ERA in 10 starts.

Reliever Luis Gonzalez added two scoreless innings to keep his ERA at an even 0.00 and Jonathan Meloan worked a perfect ninth with a pair of strikeouts to snap the Smokies' four-game winning streak.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	004 010 003-8
Tennessee	000 110 000-2

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss        	4  3  3  0  .353
JGonzalez	5  2  3  0  .228
Paul cf	        3  2  2  1  .285
Dunlap 1b	4  0  1  0  .268
LGonzalez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rohan ph	0  0  0  1  .185
 Meloan p	0  0  0  0  .000
McDougall 3b	5  1  3  5  .267
Raglani lf	4  0  0  0  .240
Ellis c        	5  0  0  0  .155
Nicholson rf	4  0  0  0  .111
Cyr p        	2  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey ph 1b	1  0  0  0  .267
   Totals	37 8 12 7
   Tennessee	32 2  9 2

 2B- McDougall (12). HR- McDougall (9). 
RBI- Paul (23), McDougall 5 (33), Rohan 
(4). S- Hu. SF- Rohan. LOB- Jacksonville 
8, Tennessee 6. SB- Hu (8(. DP- JGonzalez, 
Hu and Lindsey; Hu, JGonzalez and Dunlap.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Cyr (4-1)       6.0  8  2-2  0  3  2.47
LGonzalez 	2.0  1  0-0  2  2  0.00
Meloan 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.22
  Balk- LGonzalez.  T-3;10. Att- 3,216.
Sixers Slide Continues-- Inland Empire dropped their third game in a row and fifth in six starts by an 8-1 margin at Lancaster and fell below .500 at 23-24.

Starter Jesus Castillo was sharp for the Sixers, working six innings and allowing five hits and a single run. With two out in the fifth, Michael Rivera doubled and James Tomlin singled to give him a 1-0 lead. However, he surrendered that in the sixth on a triple and a sac fly.

He left the game tied 1-1 and handed the ball to Mario Alvarez who allowed a tie-breaking run in the seventh and then was hammered for six in the eighth to put the game out of reach.

Inland managed only four hits, Jamie Hoffman's first inning double, the Rivera's double and Tomlin's single in the fifth and Russell Mitchell's two-out single in the eighth.

Game four is set for 6:30 p.m. in Lancaster. Inland Empire opens up a home stand starting on Sunday against Rancho Cucamonga.
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 010 000-1
Lancaster	000 001 16x-8

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	4  0  1  1  .317
Justis ss-1b	4  0  0  0  .313
Hoffman lf	4  0  1  0  .313
Mitchell 1b	3  0  1  0  .321
 De Jesus pr-ss	0  0  0  0  .238
Denker 2b	3  0  0  0  .342
Harper dh	4  0  0  0  .212
GGutierrez c	4  0  0  0  .185
Rivera 3b	2  1  1  0  .294
Godwin rf	2  0  0  0  .225
   Totals	30 1  3 1
   Lancaster	32 8 11 8

 2B- Hoffman (11), Rivera (3). RBI- Tomlin 
(8). LOB- Inland Empire 6, Lancaster 6. 
SB- Rivera (1), Mitchell (2). CS- De Jesus 
(3). DP- (3) Denker and Justis; Justis and 
Mitchell; Rivera, Denker and Mitchell.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo	6.0  5  1-1  0  3  3.91
Alvarez (0-3)	2.0  6  7-7  4  1  7.48
 HBP- by Alvarez. T- 2:35. Att- 4,343.
Loons Split Series -- Great Lakes couldn't put much on the board for Clayton Kershaw and Burlington tagged him with his second loss after a 3-2 victory to break even in a four-game series.

Kershaw (4-2) pitched four innings and allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out seven. Doug Brooks gave up a run on one hit while walking two and striking out one in three innings.

Kershaw allowed an RBI single in the third and in the fourth inning, a single, a stolen base and a throwing error by Great Lakes catcher Kenley Jansen moved the runner to third and he stole home to put Burlington up 2-0.

Josh Bell and Preston Mattingly each had two hits for the Loons.

The Loons drop to 19-26 with the loss.

Roster Move-- Catcher Carlos Santana has been re-assigned from the Great Lakes Loons to rookie league Ogden and catcher Kenley Jansen, who has been on the Loons' roster for most of the season, has been recalled to take Santana's place.
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 002-2
Burlington 	001 101 00x-3

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt cf        	5  0  0  0  .285
Berezay lf	4  0  0  1  .213
Gonzalez dh	5  0  1  0  .339
Peterson rf	2  0  1  0  .391
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .289
Bell 3b        	3  1  2  0  .257
Mattingly 2b	4  1  2  1  .190
Fuller ss	3  0  1  0  .222
Jansen c	3  0  1  0  .109
 Robinson pr	0  0  0  0  .000
   Totals	33 2 8 2
   Burlington 	29 3 5 1

 2B- Peterson (4), Mattingly (4). RBI- Mattingly 
(12), Berezay (18). SF- Berezay. LOB- Great Lakes 
10, Burlington 8. S- Kershaw (2), Jansen (1). 
PB- Jansen  (7).

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kershaw (4-2)	4.0  3  2-1  3  7  2.79
Brooks        	3.0  1  1-1  2  1  7.27
Ramirez	        1.0  1  0-0  1  0  1.02
 T- 2:32. Att- 410.

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