Number One and Two Picks See First Action

John Lindsey's single gave Las Vegas a 3-2 win. Jacksonville was blanked 5-0 by Birmingham. Inland Empire used a six-run inning to top Cucamonga 8-6. Great Lakes rallied to top Burlington 6-5 in 10. Ogden fell behind early and lost a 7-5 decision to Great Falls. The Gulf Coast Dodgers held on to first place with a 2-1 win over the Cardinals. The Dominican Dodgers were tripped up 4-2 by the Royals.

Las Vegas Wins in Ninth-- John Lindsey lined a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Las Vegas 3-2 win over Salt Lake.

Delwyn Young led off the eighth with a double and scored on Lindsey's line drive to right field as the 51s held on for their third straight win.

Lindsey finished 3-for-4 and Young added his 14th homer in the sixth.

William Juarez started and allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts over six innings. Chris Fussell (2-1) walked one in a scoreless eighth to earn the win and Eric Hull struck out two in the ninth for his sixth save.

Las Vegas improved to 40-50 with the win. Miguel Pinango will start for the 51s tonight against Salt Lake.
 Score by Innings
Salt Lake	100 100 000-2
Las Vegas	001 001 01x-3

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Valdez 2b	4  0  3  0  .337
Hu ss        	4  0  0  1  .222
Young rf	3  2  2  1  .338
Lindsey dh	4  0  3  1  .347
McDougall 3b	4  0  1  0  .328
Barnes 1b	3  0  1  0  .211
Freeman cf	4  0  0  0  .275
Huckaby c	3  0  1  0  .272
Ruan lf	        3  1  1  0  .289
   Totals	32 3 12 3
   Salt Lake 	34 2  7 2

 2B- Lindsey (11), Valdez (12), Young (36). 
HR- Young (14). RBI- Hu (3), Young (69), 
Lindsey (34). LOB- Las Vegas 7, Salt Lake 
7. DP- Hu, Valdez and Barnes.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Juarez	        6.0  5  2-2  3  3  5.70
Wright 	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  7.50
Fussell (2-1)	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  8.18
Hull (sv 6)	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  3.35
 WP- Juarez. Balk- Juarez. T- 2:29. Att- 7,065.
-- Jacksonville was held to one hit over the first seven innings by Birmingham's Jack Egbert and lost a 5-0 decision. Egbert, who has a Southern League-leading 114 strikeouts in 116 innings, fanned 13 while winning his fifth game. Fernando Hernandez Jr. struck out four more over the final two innings to run the Barons' total to 17.

Juan Gonzalez singled in the third for the only hit over the first seven innings, and Alberto Concepcion Jr. doubled in the seventh, for only hits the Suns could manage as they slipped to 17-6.

Jacksonville starter Justin Orenduff (5-3) allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts over 4.1 innings.
 Score by Innings
Birmingham	111 000 002-5
Jacksonville	000 000 000-0

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi ave
Paul cf        	4  0  0  0  .295
Tomlin rf	4  0  0  0  .270
Howard dh	4  0  0  0  .321
Concepcion c	3  0  1  0  .293
Raglani lf	3  0  0  0  .253
DeWitt 3b	3  0  0  0  .364
Dunlap 1b	3  0  0  0  .245
JGonzalez ss	2  0  1  0  .306
Nicholson 2b	3  0  0  0  .184
   Totals 	29 0  2 0
   Birmingham	33 5 10 5

 2B- Concepcion (8). LOB- Jacksonville 3, Birmingham 10.

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff (5-3)	4.1  6  39 3  3 5  3.72
LaMura	        0.2  0  0-0  2  2  3.20
Alexander	2.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.99
LGonzalez	2.0  4  2-2  1  1  4.76
 WP- Orenduff 2. HBP- by Alexander. PB- Concepcion (8). 
T- 2:36. Att- 7,429.
Arias Tough in Win-- Inland Empire's Marlon Arias (9-1) won his eighth successive decision by limiting Rancho Cucamonga to only one run in six innings. Arias worked out of trouble in the second and third innings when the Quakes collected four singles, two hit batsmen and an error, but only scored one run.

Arias battled through the problems, then cruised in the fifth and sixth innings to earn the victory. Over six innings he allowing three hits, one walk, and one earned run with three strikeouts.  

The Sixers took a slim, 2-1 lead into the sixth inning but then sent 11 men to the plate and scoring six times on five hits.

Outfielder Jamie Hoffman was 3-for-4 with a run, and three RBIs. Adam Godwin was 2-for-4 with two runs, two stolen bases plus a sparkling diving catch in left field.  

Reliever Eduardo Quintana, making his Inland Empire debut, was tagged for two hits and three runs, all unearned.  

The 66ers will be in San Jose for a three game series against the Giants.
 Score by Innings
Rch Cucamonga 	010 000 030-4
Inland Empire	001 106 00x-8

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski cf	4  1  1  0  .255
De Jesus ss	3  0  0  1  .282
Hoffmann rf	4  1  3  3  .317
May dh        	4  0  1  1  .251
Denker 2b	3  1  1  0  .323
Mitchell 1b	3  1  1  0  .257
Justis 3b	2  1  0  1  .305
Gutierrez c	4  1  1  2  .256
Godwin lf	4  2  2  0  .233
   Totals	31 8 10 8
   RCucamunga	34 4  5 4

 Error- De Jesus(17). 2B- Denker (20) Rogowski (19), 
Gutierrez (8), May (17). RBI- Hoffman 3 (35), Justis 
(18), Gutierrez 2 (15), De Jesus (31), May (65). 
SF- De Jesus. LOB- Inland Empire 7, Rancho Cucamonga 
6. SB- Rogowski (27), Hoffman (13), Godwin 2 (14).

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so era
Arias (9-1)	6.0  3  1-1  1  3  5.26
Alvarez c	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  1.93
Quintana	2.0  2  3-0  0  2  0.00
 HBP- Arias 2. T- 2:38. Att- 4,104.
Loons Rally Twice to Win-- Great Lakes may be in last place in the Midwest League but the attendance record doesn't reflect that. Another record crowd (5,795) was rewarded this time when the Loons came from behind twice to stop Burlington 6-5 in 10 innings in a game marred by six errors.

LHP James Adkins, the #2 draft pick, made his first professional appearance and didn't allow a run while striking out two in his only inning. Steven Johnson came on to pitch four innings, allowing two runs on two hits while allowing fanning four. David Pfeiffer and Miguel Ramirez pitched in relief before Thomas Melgarejo (4-5) worked a scoreless tenth inning to earn the win.

The Loons trailed 2-0 in the third inning before outfielder James Peterson lined a two-run double to tie the game at two. In the eighth, trailing 5-4 in the eighth, shortstop Juan Gonzalez blooped a game-tying RBI-single scoring Trayvon Robinson.

In the ninth, left fielder Tommy Giles retrieved a double, fired to Gonzalez and his relay throw nailed the potential winning run at the plate.

In the first extra-inning in Loons history, Scott Van Slyke and scored on an error to give the Loons the 6-5 win.

The series continues tonight when left-hander Clayton Kershaw draws the start for Great Lakes.
 Score by Innings
Burlington	011 000 030 0-5
Great Lakes	002 110 010 1-6

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Berezay dh	4  0  1  1  .237
JGonzalez ss	6  1  3  1  .317
Giles lf	5  1  2  0  .333
Bell 3b        	5  1  1  0  .274
Peterson 1b	5  0  2  2  .299
Santana c	4  0  2  1  .200
Mattingly 2b	5  0  1  0  .239
Van Slyke rf	5  1  1  0  .261
Robinson cf	2  2  1  0  .239
   Totals	41 6 14 5
   Burlington	34 5  7 5

 Error- JGonzalez (12), Mattingly 2 (23). 2B- Peterson 
(8), Santana (8). RBI- Peterson 2 (19), Berezay (32), 
Santana (23), JGonzalez (17). S- Berezay, Robinson. 
LOB- Great Lakes 13, Burlington 12. SB- Mattingly 2 
(10). CS- Santana (1). DP- Robinson and Mattingly; 
Mattingly, JGonzalez and Peterson; Santana and Peterson.

 Great Lakes	in   h  r-er bb so  era
Adkins	        1.0  0  0-0  1  2  0.00
Johnson	        4.0  2  2-1  5  4  6.61
Pfeiffer 	2.1  2  3-3  3  1  3.70
Ramirez 	1.2  3  0-0  2  1  1.21
Melgarejo (4-5)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  6.24
 HBP- by Johnson. T- 3:15. Att 5,795.
Raptors Swept by Sox-- Ogden will be glad to leave Great Falls after being topped 7-5 Friday giving the White Sox a sweep of their three-game series. It was the fifth win in a row for them and the same number of losses in succession for the reeling Raptors.

Great Falls, which leads the Pioneer League North, collected five runs off Ogden starter Kris Krise (1-2), who lasted only three innings, then added two more off Blake Brannon in the fourth. Ogden came back after that but not with enough.

Alex Garabedian hit a solo home run in the fourth, his second, for the Raptors and Elian Herrera went 3-for 3. Rick Taloa added a double and a single. Ogden is now 11-13 for the season. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Ogden        	000 103 001- 5
Great Falls	221 200 00x-10

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	5  0  1  0  .341
Herrera 2b	3  1  3  1  .267
Mathews 3b	3  0  0  0  .242
 Ortiz ph	1  0  1  0  .349
 Pedroza pr	0  0  0  0  .433
Garabedian c	3  2  1  1  .233
Jansen dh	5  1  1  1  .295
Taloa 1b	4  0  2  1  .196
Brown rf	4  0  0  1  .258
Kanaby lf	3  0  1  0  .305
Fuller ss	3  1  0  0  .196
   Totals	34 5 10 5
   Great Falls	34 7 10 6

 Error- Krise(1), Herrera (4). 2B- Taloa (1), 
Ortiz (5). HR- Garabedian (2).RBI- Garabedian 
(7), Jansen (10), Taloa (7), Brown (10), 
Herrera (8). LOB- Ogden 9. Great Falls 7.

 Ogden	          in  h  r-er bb so era
Krise (1-2)	3.0  6  5-5  2  2 12.54
Brannon	        3.0  2  2-2  1  5  3.72
Koss        	2.0  2  0-0  0  4  6.75
 WP- Krise. HBP- Krise. T- 3:12. Att- 4,302.
Dodgers Win With Tough Pitching-- Plagued by rainouts and hotly pursued by the Marlins, the Gulf Coast Dodgers finally got on the field and used excellent pitching to edge past the Cardinals 2-1 Friday to maintain their lead in the East Division.

With the practice fields the Dodgers normally use too soaked for service, the game was moved to Holman Stadium in the daytime where first-round draft choice Chris Withrow finally got his name officially in the books. Withrow actually has a stint in a game that was suspended so that's not official yet. In this one he worked a crisp first inning, allowing only a bouncer that made it through the infield while striking out two.

Lefthander Jonathan Dutton took over to go six and gain his first decision in the process. Dutton was reached for a sixth inning homer for the only Cards' run. Luis Garcia worked a scoreless eighth and Eduardo Perez did the same in the ninth for his second save.

Pedro Baez drove in the first Dodger run in the third with a sacrifice fly while Keyter Collado, who had three hits, singled home the winner in the bottom of the sixth.

The win upped the Dodger record to 13-3 and kept them 2 1/2 games ahead of the Marlins who have won seven in a row. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Cardinals 	000 001 000-1
Dodgers	        001 001 00x-2

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi ave
Becker ss	3  1  1  0  .305
YGarcia 2b	3  0  1  0  .289
Baez 3b        	3  0  1  1  .290
Lambo rf	3  1  0  0  .226
Silverio lf	4  0  1  0  .383
Orr 1b        	4  0  0  0  .236
Collado c	3  0  3  1  .387
Poole cf	3  0  1  0  .147
Jacobs dh	3  0  0  0  .227
   Totals	39 2 8 2
   Cardinals	32 1 7 1

 2B- Poole (3), Baez (6). RBI- Baez (12), 
Collado (6). SF- Baez. LOB- Dodgers 7, 
Cardinals 7. DP- Collado and YGarcia.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Withrow	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
Dutton (1-0)	6.0  4  1-1  2  3  3.57
LGarcia 	1.0  1  0-0  1  1  3.38
Perez (sv 2)	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.60
 WP- LGarcia (2). HBP- Becker. 
Dodgers Back in a Tie-- One day after gaining sole possession of first place in their division, the Dominican Dodgers got company again as they fell to the Royals 4-2 while the Giants won, leaving LA's and San Francisco's entries with identical 23-13 records.

Cristian Gonzalez singled home the first Dodger run in the third, then they waited till the ninth before scoring again on a Rafael Ynoa sacrifice fly. Both Pedro Tavarez and Ramon Jean had two hits for the Dodgers.

Bolivar Medina (1-3) gave up three hits and two runs (one earned) in just two innings. The Royals added one off Raul Rivas and another off Luis Ferreras. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	001 000 001-2
Royals	110 001 10x-4

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b        	3  1  0  1  .247
Aviles rf	4  0  0  0  .242
Guerrero ss	4  0  0  0  .319
Gonzalez lf	2  0  1  1  .302
 Ovando pr-lf	1  0  0  0  .109
Arias 1b	4  0  1  0  .217
Tavarez c	3  1  2  0  .286
Jean 3b	        4  0  2  0  .239
Sucre dh	1  0  0  0  .200
 Villalobos dh	2  0  1  0  .288
 Aybar pr-dh	0  0  0  0  .163
Castillo cf	4  0  0  0  .113
   Totals	32 2 7 2
   Royals	29 4 9 2

 Error- Ynoa (5). RBI- Gonzalez (10), Ynoa (12). 
S- Tavarez. SF- Ynoa. LOB- Dodgers 9, Royals 9. 
SB- Tavarez (1), Ovando (6). DP- Ynoa, Guerrero 
and Arias.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Medina (1-3)	2.0  3  2-1  3  2  3.24
Rivas	        3.1  2  1-1  1  1  0.84
Ferreras	1.2  3  1-1  2  4  1.26
Marte	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  8.31
 WP- Medina, Marte. HBP- Sucre. T- 2:59.

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