Norrito, Miller Blank Birmingham

Las Vegas didn't play but lost a player. Jacksonville got shutout pitching from Joey Norrito and Greg Miller to stop Birmingham 4-0. Inland Empire fumbled their game away, losing 5-2. Ogden won 8-6 behind Doug Brooks. The Dominican Dodgers were crushed 11-0 by the Giants and dropped into a first place tie. Great Lakes and the Gulf Coast Dodgers were not scheduled.

Las Vegas-- Not Scheduled.

Garcia Suspended-- Dodger minor league third baseman Sergio Garcia has been handed one of the stiffest penalties yet - a 100-day suspension - for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs for a second time. Garcia, an infielder with Las Vegas, was hitting .292 with eight homers and 33 runs batted in and had played his way from being a reserve to an everyday player with the 51's. This penalty though will not only cost him the rest of this season but also part of 2008. The 27-year old played for Arizona State and was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2002.

Norrito, Miller Stop Barons-- Starter Joey Norrito and Greg Miller combined on a three-hitter as Jacksonville blanked Birmingham, 4-0. Norrito (6-0) was tagged for all three hits while striking out three in six innings to win for the fifth time in his last seven starts. The 24-year-old right-hander retired 11 of the final 12 batters he faced and dropped his ERA to 2.38.

Miller didn't allow a hit while walking four and fanning one over the final three frames to notch his first save.

With the game scoreless in the fourth, Outfielder Anthony Raglani opened the scoring in the fourth inning with san RBI double for the Suns, who have won six of their last seven.

Shortstop Juan Gonzalez broke the game open with a three-run double in the eighth.

The Suns improved to 16-5 on the season.
 Score by Innings
Birmingham	000 000 000-0
Jacksonville	000 100 03x-4

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf        	5  0  2  0  .300
Tomlin rf	4  0  0  0  .272
Howard 2b	5  0  1  0  .348
Concepcion 1b	2  1  1  0  .294
Raglani lf	4  0  1  1  .253
DeWitt 3b	4  1  2  0  .500
Ellis c        	2  1  1  0  .260
Dunlap dh	2  1  1  0  .247
JGonzalez ss	4  0  1  3  .295
   Totals	32 4 10 4
   Birmingham	26 0  3 0

 2B- Raglani (19), DeWitt (1), Gonzalez (8). 
RBI- Raglani (51), Gonzalez 3 (28). LOB- 11, 
Birmingham 7. SB Paul (17). DP- 2 Gonzalez, 
Howard and Concepcion 2.

 Jacksonville	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Norrito (6-0)	6.0  3  0-0  3-3  2.38
Miller (sv 1)	3.0  0  0-0 4  1  4.91
 HBP- Concepcion. T- 2:37. Att- 2,864.
Concepcion, Megrew Players of Week-- Jacksonville swept the Southern League Player of the Week Awards as catcher Alberto Concepcion was chosen as the offensive representative and LHP Mike Megrew was the pitcher chosen.

Concepcion's final game before the Southern League All-Star break was one to remember, as the 26-year-old hit for the cycle and drove in five runs on Saturday against Carolina. The California native doubled in the second, singled in the third and laced his first triple of the season in the fourth before he completed the rare feat with a sixth-inning homer. Concepcion's cycle marked the second day in a row in which he collected four hits, and he is now batting a season-high .291.

Megrew started and won twice this week, picking up a remarkable 18 strikeouts over just 11 innings. The 23-year-old whiffed eight batters over five innings against Mobile on Monday, and bettered that five days later by fanning 10 over six innings against Carolina. Megrew did not even allow a hit in the contest until there were two outs in the fifth frame. He has picked up a victory in each of his last three decisions, and hasn't lost a game since May 31.

Inland Empire Errors Fatal-- The Sixers had trouble throwing the ball in the right direction and three errant throws cost three earned runs and a 5-3 loss to Rancho Cucamonga.

Starter Cody White (0-1) worked into the sixth inning and allowed all five runs but only two were earned. Jason Pratt, Miguel Meque and Carlos Alvarez didn't allow a hit over the final 3.1 innings.

Second baseman Travis Denker was charged with two of the errors and to add insult to injury was also picked off second. Outfielder Ryan Rogowski was also nipped leading off second too far and shortstop Ivan De Jesus had the third costly error.

The Sixers have been on a home-run tear of late. After hitting 13 home runs in 35 home games in the first half, they now have 12 in 11 second-half home games.

Outfielder Jamie Hoffmann and first baseman Drew Locke did their best to keep Inland Empire in the game, whacking solo bombs for the home squad. Hoffmann in the first (#4), Locke in the fifth (#5).

The third 66er run came in the third after a Gabriel Gutierrez single and Bridger Hunt's double.
Score by Innings
Rancho Cucamonga	100 031 000-5
Inland Empire	        100 010 010-3

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt lf        	4  0  1  0  .293
Rogowski cf	4  0  1  1  .256
Hoffmann rf	3  1  1  1  .315
May c        	4  0  0  0  .253
Denker 2b	4  0  2  0  .325
Locke 1b	4  1  2  1  .270
Justis 3b	4  0  0  0  .309
Gutierrez dh	4  1  3  0  .256
De Jesus ss	2  0  0  0  .279
   Totals        33 3 10 2
   RCucamonga	 34 5  8 3

 Error- De Jesus (16), Denker 2 (10). 2B- Denker 
(18), Hunt (3). HR- Hoffmann (4), Locke (5). 
RBI- Hoffmann (50), Locke (16), Rogowski (35). 
S- De Jesus. LOB- Inland Empire 6, Rancho Cucamonga 
7. DP- 3 Denker, De Jesus and Locke 2; Justis, 
Denker and Locke.

 Inland Empire	ab  h  r-er bb so  era
White (0-1)	5.2  8  5-2  3  3  6.46
Pratt        	1.1  0  0-0  1  2  6.30
Meque        	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  5.94
Alvarez 	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.45
 HBP- by White. T- 2:42. Att- 1,867.
Great Falls Tops Ogden-- Betrayed by wild throws, Ogden fell to Great Falls 8-6, the third straight loss for the Raptors and the fourth win in a row for the White Sox who lead the Pioneer League North.

Third baseman Austin Gallagher made an errant throw to start the fourth inning and before it was done, righthander Doug Brooks threw two wild pitches and the Sox scored four times. Brooks (1-3), gave up seven runs in all but only three of those were earned. The Sox went on to pick up another run off Jon Haldis.

Gallagher, the Dodgers' third-round draft pick in June, more than made up for his error by slamming his first-ever pro homer, a three-run shot in the second. He also had a single to raise his average to .313.

Brian Mathews had three hits, Jaime Ortiz doubled and singled while Kenley Jansen and Travis Vetters both had two hits for the Raptors who, with an 11-11 record, are third in the South, five games back of Idaho Falls. --Bill Shelley
 Score by innings
Ogden	        030 000 300-6
Great Falls	102 410 00x-8

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	5  0  1  0  .341
Pedroza ss	2  1  0  0  .422
Mathews lf	5  1  3  0  .271
Taloa dh	5  0  0  0  .176
Jansen c	3  1  2  2  .315
Ortiz 1b	4  1  2  1  .326
Gallagher 3b	4  1  2  3  .313
Vetters rf	4  0  0  0  .298
Herrera 2b	3  1  1  0  .231
   Totals	35 6 11 6
   Great Falls	31 8  9 7

 Error- Gallagher (3). 2B- Ortiz (3). HR- Gallagher (1).
RBI- Gallagher 3 (8), Jansen 2 (9). CS- Herrera (1). 
LOB- Ogden 7, Great Falls 6. DP- Jansen and Pedroza;
Pedroza, Herrera and Ortiz.

 Ogden	        in  h r-er bb so  era
Brooks (2-1)	5.0  8  3-3  1  5  6.23
Morales	        2.0  3  3-3  2  1  4.30
Seguera	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  1.50
Maxwell (sv 2)	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  1.69
 SP- Brooks 3. Balk- Morales. T- 2:55. Att- 2,716.
Gulf Coast Dodgers-- not scheduled.

Dominican Dodgers Blanked-- The Dominican Dodgers have company in first place in their division as the Giants made an emphatic statement with an 11-0 rout. What's more, they picked on previously unbeaten Geison Aguasviva to do it.

Aguavivas, now 5-1, was banged around for seven hits and four runs (three earned) in the four innings he worked. The Giants kept right on against his successors to leave both teams with 22-12 records and tied for the top spot in their division.

The Dodgers had just as much trouble at the plate, managing only four singles.--Bill Shelley
 Score by innings
Dodgers	000 000 000- 0
Giants	101 220 32x-11

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mirabel 2b	4  0  1  0  .229
Aviles cf	4  0  0  0  .253
Gonzalez lf	4  0  1  0  .305
Tavarez dh	4  0  1  0  .283
Guerrero ss	4  0  1  0  .330		
Arias 1b	2  0  0  0  .216
Betegon 1b	1  0  0  0  .375
Villalobos c	2  0  0  0  .280
Ovando rf	3  0  0  0  .111
Jean 2b	        3  0  0  0  .227
   Totals	31  0  4 0
   Giants	34 11 14 8

 Errors- Villalobos (2), Aguasviva (1), Betegon 2 (2),
Ovando. LOB- Dodgers 5 Giants 7.

 Dodgers	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Aquasviva (5-1)	4.0  7  4-3  2  6  1.13
Noboa	        1.0  2  2-0  0  1  0.00
Ortega	        2.0  2  3-3  2  2  3.38
Tamares	        1.0  3  2-2  0  1  4.05
 BP- Villalobos (2). TD-2:00.

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