Unbeaten Coasties Run Record to 8-0

Delwyn Young doubled three times but Las Vegas lost 12-7 to Tucson. Jacksonville used 15 hits to smack Birmingham 15-7. Inland Empire dropped a 10-5 decision to San Jose. Great Lakes lost a pair, 1-0 and 6-0. Ogden pounded Orem 8-1 behind Mike Gardner and the Gulf Coast Dodgers beat the Marlins by the same score.

Tucson Builds Lead, Holds On-- The Toros ran up an impressive 8-0 lead and then had to fight off Las Vegas to win a 12-7 decision. William Juarez (2-2) was debited for the eight early runs on 10 hits in 2.2 innings. Wesley Wright made his 51s' debut and surrendered three runs in the ninth to put the game on ice.

Delwyn Young did about all he could, smacking five hits in five trips to the plate with a pair of RBI and three of the 51s' seven doubles. John Lindsey contributed three hit to Las Vegas' 16 hit total.

Young's three doubles boosts his league-leading total to 28.

Three double plays kept the 51s away from the plate.

Shortstop Wilson Valdez collected a first-inning single to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, and outfielder Choo Freeman drilled had a sixth-inning double to run his streak to 10 games.

Miguel Pinango draws the start tonight against Tucson, having emerged as one of the few bright spots on the Las Vegas staff.

The 24-year-old Venezuelan right-hander is 2-3 with a 3.86 ERA in nine starts for Las Vegas since being promoted from Class-A Inland Empire on May 12.

"His changeup is so good, he can do a lot of things backwards in the count, which makes him a lot more effective," 51s pitching coach Ken Howell told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "He's not a one-dimensional pitcher where he's just relying on his fastball. He commands his changeup as well as his fastball."

Pinango signed with the New York Mets at age 16 and pitched a no-hitter last season in a seven-inning game for Double-A Binghamton.

After going 10-7 with a 4.44 ERA in a career-high 152 innings in 2006 he signed with the Dodgers as a free agent in the offseason and said he has improved by "more than 50 percent" since last year.

"He's performed very well at this level and I think he's opened up some eyes in the organization," Howell said. "I think he has the ability to pitch in the big leagues soon."
 Score by Innings
Tucson	        305 000 103-12
Las Vegas	000 113 101-7

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	4  0  2  1  .352
Garcia 2b	5  2  2  0  .299
Young lf	5  2  5  2  .326
Lindsey 1b	5  1  3  0  .352
Freeman cf	3  1  1  1  .287
Davis c	        4  0  0  1  .250
McDougall 3b	4  1  2  1  .250
Ruan rf        	4  0  1  0  .258
Juarez p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Eckert p	1  0  0  0  .333
 Tsao p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Maza ph        1  0  0  0  .333
 Hull p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Huckaby ph	1  0  0  0  .266
 Wright p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals	37  7 16  6
    Tucson	37 12 19 11

 Errors- Ruan (2), Davis (1), McDougall (2). 
2B- Young 3 (28), Valdez (10), McDougall (1), 
Freeman (6), Garcia (13). RBI- Valdez (9), 
Freeman (30), Davis (3), McDougall (1), Young 
2 (56). S- Valdez. LOB- Las Vegas 8, Tucson 9. 
DP- 2 Valdez, Garcia and Lindsey (2).

 Las Vagas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Juarez (3-3)	2.2  10  8-8  2  0   6.56
Eckert	        3.1   1  0-0  1  1   5.30
Tsao        	1.0   2  1-1  0  2   3.60
Hull         	1.0   2  0-0  1  1   3.54
Wright	        1.0   4  3-3  1  0  27.00
 T- 3:05. Att- 2,779.
Suns Thump Birmingham-- Jacksonville whacked out 15 hits and outscored the Barons 15-7 in a wild game in Birmingham. The Suns scored in six different innings after gaining the lead in the third inning.

Outfielder James Tomlin had three RBIs and third baseman Kevin Howard collected four hits as Jacksonville ran across 11 runs after being held scoreless in the first inning.

Tomlin ripped a two-run double and scored in the second inning and drew a bases-loaded walk and came home on an error in the in the third. He scored again on Anthony Raglani's base hit in the eighth as the Suns registered a season high 15 runs.

Howard, batting .296 since his promotion from Class A Lakewood on June 21, went 4-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored.

Outfielder Anthony Raglani and shortstop Jimmy Rohan each had two RBIs and three runs scored for Jacksonville, who improved to 8-2. Rohan and first baseman Cory Dunlap had three hits apiece.

Suns starter Michael Megrew was tagged for five runs -- four earned -- on five hits in four innings and had three strikeouts.

Reliever Mark Alexander (3-0) got the victory after giving up two runs on two hits in three innings and B.J. LaMura worked a pair of scoreless innings to nail down the win.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	034 310 220-15
Birmingham	311 010 100- 7

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin  cf	6  3  1  3  .286
JGonzalez 2b	5  0  1  1  .281
Howard 3b	6  1  4  1  .296
Concepcion dh	6  1  0  1  .254
Raglani lf	2  3  2  2  .242
Ellis c	        5  0  1  1  .263
Dunlap 	        4  2  3  1  .263
Nicholson rf	5  2  0  0  .169
Rohan ss	5  3  3  2  .262
   Totals	44 15 15 12
   Birmingham	37  7  9  7

 Error- Raglani (6), Dunlap (1). 2B- Tomlin (5), 
Howard (1). RBI- Tomlin 3 (5), Howard (2), JGonzalez 
(24), Rohan 2 (13), Raglani 2 (42), Ellis (31),
Dunlap (34), Concepcion (30).LOB- Jacksonville 
13, Birmingham 8. SB- Raglani (5), Howard (3).

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Megrew 	        4.0  5  5-4  3  3  5.96
Alexander	3.0  2  2-2  1  0  4.41
LaMura	        2.0  2  0-0  0  1  3.48
 WP- Megrew, Alexander, LaMura. HBP- JGonzalez, 
Raglani. T- 3:14. Att- 3,997.
Sixers Thumped by San Jose-- North Division Champs San Jose collected 16 hits off four Inland Empire pitchers to take a 10-5 contest.

Five different Giants had multi hit games to overcome a five-run second inning by the Sixers.

With one out, outfielder Jamie Hoffmann singled and catcher Lucas May walked. Designated hitter Drew Locke singled to load the bases and shortstop Ivan De Jesus unloaded two of them with a single to left.

Outfielder Bridger Hunt walked, bringing San Jose pitching coach Jim Bennett to the mound to talk to his pitcher. When the umpire came out to end the conference, Bennett exploded and had to be physically restrained by Giants manager Lenn Sakata and first base umpire John Byrnes. The umpiring crew then gave Bennett the rest of the night off.

When play resumed, outfielder Ryan Rogowski smacked a two-run single and second baseman Travis Denker's sac fly gave the Sixers a 5-3 lead.

That was their high-water mark in the game. The could not score again and collected only two more hits.

Marlon Arias, who pitched a no-hitter earlier this season, was knocked out of the game in the third inning after allowing five hits, four runs, three walks, a hit batter and wild pitch.

Jordan Pratt (2-4) took over and gave up five runs himself -- four earned, and took the loss for Inland Empire.

The 66ers will travel the Rancho Cucamonga to open a series verses the Quakes, then return home for a three game series with High Desert.
 Score by Innings
San Jose	122 103 010-10
Inland Empire	050 000 000- 5

 Inland Empire 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	5  0  2  2  .249
Denker 2b	4  0  0  1  .333
DeWitt 3b	4  0  0  0  .292
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .268
Hoffmann rf	3  1  1  0  .307
May c        	3  1  0  0  .250
Locke dh	3  1  2  0  .245
De Jesus ss	3  1  1  2  .259
Hunt cf        	3  1  0  0  .255
   Totals	32  5  6 5
   San Jose	39 10 15 7

 Error- Mitchell (5), Pratt (2). RBI- De Jesus 2 
(21), Rogowski 2 (27), Denker (30). SF- Denker. 
LOB- Inland Empire 6, San Jose 11. SB- Hoffmann (12). 
DP- De Jesus, Denker and Mitchell; Denker, De Jesus 
and Mitchell.

 Inland Empire 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Aries 	        2.1  5  5-4  3  2  5.93
Pratt (2-4)	3.0  5  4-4  4  1  6.45
Meque	        1.2  1  0-0  2  3  6.75
Felix	        2.0  4  1-1  1  1  4.55
 WP- Arias, Pratt 3, Meque. HBP- Hoffman, by Arias. 
T-3:08. Att- 1,655.
Loons Shut Out Twice-- Great Lakes had only three hits and couldn't manage a run in either game of a doubleheader against Fort Wayne, losing by scores of 1-0, and 6-0 and have scored only three runs in their last 28 innings.

In game one, Fort Wayne pitcher Steve Delabar was an out away from recording a no-hitter before designated hitter Eduardo Perez singled to break it up. Fort Wayne brought in their close to retire Josh Bell and end the game.

Josh Wall pitched nearly as well for the Loons, allowing one hit and one run to take the tough luck loss. The Wizards scored in the first inning without a hit, on a walk, stolen base and sacrifice fly.
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 0-0
Fort Wayne	100 000 x-1

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Berezay lf	2  0  0  0  .240
Giles cf	3  0  0  0  .265
Perez dh	3  0  1  0  .313
Bell 3b        	3  0  0  0  .282
Peterson rf	2  0  0  0  .340
Sutherland 1b	2  0  0  0  .204
Mattingly 2b	2  0  0  0  .259
Santana c	2  0  0  0  .186
Gonzalez ss	2  0  0  0  .304
   Totals	21 0 1 0
   Fort Wayne	16 1 1 1

 LOB- Great Lakes 1, Fort Wayne 2. CS- Berezay (5).

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (4-9)	6.0  1  1-1  2  3  4.62
 HBP- Berezay. T-1:28.
In game two, both the offense and defense were less than helpful. Starter Steven Johnson (1-3) gave up five runs but only one was earned in 2.1 innings and picked up his third loss of the season.

An error in the second cost Johnson an unearned run and the Loons defense made three more errors on the first four batters in the third inning to add three more unearned runs to the total.

The Loons had just two baserunners the second game and were retired 1-2-3 in all but the fourth inning. Perez and Bell singled in the inning and were left stranded.

The Loons' four errors gives them 13 errors in the first seven games of the second half of the season.

The Loons fall to 1-6 in the second half of play in the Midwest League season, already four games behind the league leading Wizards. The Loons will meet Fort Wayne again tonight.
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 0-0
Fort Wayne	024 000 x-6

 Great Lakes 	ab  r  h   bi  ave
Robinson cf	3  0  0  0  .242
Rivera 2b	3  0  0  0  .200
Perez 1b	3  0  1  0  .313
Bell 3b        	3  0  1  0  .283
Peterson lf	3  0  0  0  .330
Apodaca c	2  0  0  0  .250
Santana dh	2  0  0  0  .183
Van Slyke rf	2  0  0  0  .262
Lizarraga ss	2  0  0  0  .263
   Totals	22 0 2 0
   Fort Wayne	27 4 8 4

 Error- Robinson (7), Bell (23), Rivera (2), 
Lizarraga (14). LOB- Great Lakes 2, Fort Wayne 7.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Johnson (1-3)	2.1  4  5-1  2  1  4.95
Diaz        	0.1  2  1-1  1  0  6.75
Sanfler	        2.1  1  0-0  1  2  5.08
Ramirez	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  1.50
 WP- Diaz. T- 1:47. Att- 1,578.
Raptors Dump Orem-- With Michael Gardner in command on the mound and and a six-run splurge in the fourth inning, Ogden romped to an 8-1 victory over Orem Wednesday. The win salvaged the finale of a three-game set with their cross-Utah rivals and pushed the Raptors to 5-4 for the season.

Jovanny Rosario ripped a two-run triple and Travis Vetters a double that accounted for two runs in the big inning. Rosario added a single and Jaime Ortiz slammed his second homer of the season, a solo shot in the eighth.

Gardner went six shutout innings, allowing just two hits as he won for the second time and lowered his ERA to 0.77.

The Owlz picked up their lone run off Kalen Gearhart in the two innings he worked. Johnny Caraballo pitched a scoreless ninth, --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Orem	000 000 010-1
Ogden	000 601 10x-8

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	4  1  2  2  .412
Pedroza ss	3  0  1  1  .348
Brown  rf	3  1  0  0  .308
Mier dh        	3  1  0  0  .200
Mathews 3b	4  1  0  0  .200
Garabedian c	4  1  1  1  .143
Ortiz 1b	2  2  1  1  .273
Wallach ph-1b	1  0  0  0  .000
Vetters lf	3  1  1  2  .438
Fuller 2b	3  0  0  0  .214
   Totals	30 8 6 7
   Orem	        32 1 6 1

 Errors- Mathews (2). 2B- Vetters (3), Pedroza 
(2). 3B- Rosario (1). HR- Ortiz (2). RBI- Garabedian 
(1), Vetters 2 (4), Rosario 2 (4), Ortiz (8), 
Pedroza (4). LOB- Ogden 2, Orem 7. SB- Brown (2). 
CS- Rosario (2). DP- Fuller, Pedroza and Ortiz.

 Ogden	        in  h  r-er bb so  era
Gardner (1-0)	6.0  2  0-0  2  6  0.77
Gearhart	2.0  3  1-1  0  0  2.25
Carabello	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.00
 HBP- Brown, by Gearhart. T- 2:20. Att- 3,310.
Coasties Stay Unbeaten-- Of course the Gulf Coast Dodgers are going to lose games but after one week of play they haven't. Their latest triumph, a 7-1 victory over the Marlins Wednesday, attained with timely hitting and solid pitching, ran their all-winning ways to seven in a row.

Right now, the Dodgers are the only team above .500 in the East Division and that has them four games in front of the pack already.

Rehabbing Chris Malone was touched up for a Marlin run in the first but then settled down to move closer to an assignment above. In his third start, he worked three innings for the first time, giving up just two hits, one walk and that lone run while striking out six.

Another rehab, Luis Vasquez then pitched one scoreless before Kyle Smit took over to be nearly unhittable. He went the final five, allowing only one hit and didn't walk a man while striking out just one. That moved his record to 2-0.

The Dodgers took the lead to stay when Amauri Guzman singled home two runs in the second inning. Gabe Casanova singled and eventually scored on a Lyndon Poole sac fly in the fifth and another came home on an error in the eighth. They then made sure with four in the ninth as Joe Becker and Pedro Baez each drove in one before Alfredo Silverio doubled home a pair.

Guzman finished with three hits while Becker and Silverio both had a double and single and Baez had a pair of hits. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	020 010 014-8
Marlins	100 000 000-1

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	4  2  2  1  .208
Poole cf	3  0  0  1  .188
Baez 3b        	5  1  2  1  .313
Lambo 1b	5  0  0  0  .263
Silverio lf	5  0  3  2  .417
Orr dh        	4  0  0  0  .200
Collado c	3  1  0  0  .250
Casanova 2b	4  3  2  0  .455
Guzman rf	4  1  3  2  .364
   Totals	33 8 12 7
   Marlins	29 1  4 1

 Error- Silverio (1). 2B- Becker (2), Silverio (2). 
RBI- Guzman 2 (2), Poole (5), Becker (3), Baez (6), 
Silverio 2 (7). S- Becker. SF- Poole. LOB- Dodgers 7, 
Marlins 4. SB- Poole (2). DP- Collado and Becker.

 Dodgers 	in  h  r-er  bb so  era
Malone	        3.0  2  1-1  2  6  3.86
Vasquez	        1.0  1  0-0  1  0  9.00
Smit (2-0)	5.0  1  0-0  0  1  0.82
 T- 2:13

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