Coast League, Dominican Dodgers Only Winners

Las Vegas lost at home for the first time in 11 games. Jacksonville lost to Huntsville on five early runs. Inland Empire dropped a 6-4 game to Cucamonga. Great Lakes was hit by six in the last of the 12th and lost 12-11. Ogden tripped up Billings. The GC Dodgers edged the Nationals and the DR Dodgers stopped the Devil Rays 3-1.

Vegas Going in Reverse-- Short-handed Las Vegas, looking for a record 11th straight home win, lost 3-2 to Albuquerque on a two-run homer in the sixth. Las Vegas lost their 16th game to the Isotopes in 17 meetings, winning their last meeting in 2005.

Trailing 1-0, outfielder Choo Freeman and first baseman Larry Barnes banged solo homers in the third and fourth, as the 51s slid to 48-55. Andy LaRoche singled and walked twice, extending his on-base streak to 24 games.

Starter Miguel Pinango (6-5) worked a season-high seven innings and gave up three runs on six hits, striking out seven. He surrendered a single walk, but it came in front of the game-winning homer.

After a rare rain delay of 46 minutes, the game started without many familiar faces. Wilson Valdez, hitting .342, missed his fifth straight game with a sore Achilles' tendon, and Chin-Lung Hu, batting .420 in his first 12 games for the 51s, also sat out after having three wisdom teeth removed.

John Lindsey, hitting .346 with 47 RBIs in 36 games, because of a sore heel and arch could only pinch hit in the ninth inning and took a called third strike to end the game.

Infielder Tony Abreu hasn't played since being optioned back to Las Vegas from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. Bundy said Abreu has a pain in his side.

Outfielder Delwyn Young tied Chin-Feng Chen for the sort of a franchise record no player ever wants with his 95th double in the fifth inning.

Michael Rivera was promoted to Las Vegas from Class-A Inland Empire and started at shortstop for the 51s.
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	010 020 000-3
Las Vegas	001 100 000-2

 Las Vegas 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Freeman cf	3  1  1  1  .266
McDougall 2b	4  0  0  0  .286
Young rf	3  0  1  0  .246
LaRoche 3b	2  0  1  0  .302
Barnes 1b	3  1  1  1  .250
Ruan lf        	4  0  0  0  .272
Davis c        	3  0  0  0  .227
Rivera ss	4  0  1  0  .133
Pinango p	1  0  0  0  .143
 Lundberg ph	1  0  0  0  .241
 Bauer p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Lindsey ph	1  0  0  0  .346
   Totals       32 3 8 3
   Albuquerque	29 2 5 2

 2B- Young (41). HR- Freeman (7), Barnes (5). 
RBI- Freeman (39), Barnes (16). S- Pinango. 
LOB- Las Vegas 7, Albuquerque 8.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango (6-5)	7.0  6  3-3  1  7  4.03
Bauer        	2.0  2  0-0  3  2  6.00
 WP- Bauer. HBP- by Bauer. T- 2:35. Att 2,432.
First Inning Homer Hurts Suns-- A three-run first inning, keyed by a two-run home run, put Jacksonville in a hole they could never get out of and the Suns lost 6-3 to Huntsville.

Starter James McDonald (2-1) was the victim of the first-inning explosion and allowed four runs -- one earned -- on seven hits over 4.2 innings and the Suns started with an 5-0 deficit.

Blake DeWitt slugged his first home run, a two-run shot, in the sixth and Kevin Howard followed with his fourth for all of Jacksonville's offense. The Suns dipped to 22-10. Excluding the fourth, they had one five other baserunners during the game.

Right-hander Justin Orenduff (6-3, 3.54) is set to oppose Stars left-hander Lindsey Gulin in an afternoon game today.
 Score by Innings
Huntsville	301 001 010-6
Jacksonville 	000 003 000-3

 Jacksonville 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf        	3  1  1  0  .287
DeWitt 3b	4  1  2  2  .368
Howard 2b	4  1  1  1  .337
Concepcion c    4  0  0  0  .266
Dunlap 1b	2  0  0  0  .240
 LaMura p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ellis c	1  0  0  0  .254
Raglani lf	4  0  0  0  .247
Tomlin rf	4  0  0  0  .255
Nicholson ss	3  0  2  0  .205
   Jacksonville 29 3  6 3
   Huntsville	36 6 11 5

 Error- Nicholson (6). 2B- Nicholson (2). 
HR- DeWitt (1), Howard (4). RBI- DeWitt (2), Howard 
(15). LOB- Jacksonville  4, Huntsville 12. 

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald (2-1)	4.2  7  4-1  3  3  1.15
Akin	        1.1  2  1-1  0  1  4.42
LaMura	        1.1  2  1-1  1  1  3.38
LGonzalez	1.2  0  0-0  1  2  4.45
 WP- Akin. HBP- Paul; by McDonald.
T- 2:57. Att- 5,219.
Sixers fall to Quakes-- Inland Empire slipped behind 4-0 in the fourth and lost a 6-4 decision to Rancho Cucamonga in the first game of a three-run series.

Starter Alberto Bastardo (4-4) came off the disabled list to work three innings and surrender the first two runs before Marlon Arias took over and pitched the final six innings. He gave up four runs on six hits.

The 66ers got a home run from first baseman Russell Mitchell who went two-for-five, with three of the four RBI. For the second straight game the 66ers out-hit their opponent (13-11) but lost. Eleven of their hits were singles and they left 11 men on base, going 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Wolf to Rehab With Sixers-- Injured Dodgers starter Randy Wolf will begin his rehabilitation tonight when he starts for the 66ers. Wolf was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 4 the with a sore shoulder. The 2003 All-Star had a 9-6 record with a 4.73 earned run average over 18 starts and 102.2 innings pitched.
 Score by Innings
RCucamonga	020 210 100-6
Inland Empire	000 300 0001-4

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi ave
Justis 3b	4  0  0  0  .307
De Jesus ss	4  0  1  0  .283
Denker 2b	5  1  2  0  .306
May c        	5  1  2  0  .253
Hoffman rf	5  1  2  0  .309
Mitchell 	5  1  2  3  .258
Locke dh	4  0  3  0  .270
Rogowski lf	4  0  0  0  .250
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .240
 Hunt ph-cf	1  0  1  0  .275
   Totals	41 4 13 3
   RCucamonga	35 6 10 5

 Error- De Jesus (22). 2B- Denker (22). HR- Mitchell 
(14). RBI- Mitchell 3 (48). LOB- Inland Empire 11, 
Rancho Cucamonga 6. SB- Justis (11). SCS- De Jesus (4).

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (4-4)	3.0  4  2-2  0  1  5.17
Arias        	6.0  6  4-4  2  5  5.88
 WP- Arias 2. T- 2:50. Att- 2,187.
...And the Agony of Defeat-- Great Lakes had a brief moment to enjoy the thrill of victory when they scored five times in the top of the 12th at Beloit, but it was short-lived when the Snappers exploded for six runs of their own in the bottom half and won a remarkable 12-11 victory.

The Loons took a 6-2 lead in the top of the sixth, but that lead began to slip away and the Snappers tied the game in the eighth off All-Star Miguel Ramirez with the bases loaded with one out. After striking out the first batter, he served up a game-tying single.

The game stayed tied until the twelfth when the Loons ran across five, two-out runs with the help of home runs by catcher Juan Apodaca (#7 solo) and outfielder Matt Berezay (#7 three-run). Second baseman Tommy Giles added a his second homerun of the game (#6).

  But by this time, Loons manager Lance Parrish had run out of pitchers and handed the five-run lead to right fielder-pitcher James Peterson. It was the southpaw's third appearance of the 2007 season and it earned him his first loss.

Five Snappers walked in the inning, including two that forced home Beloit base runners. The Snappers cut the lead to one with two outs and the bases loaded and Parrish turned to another position player, utility infielder Adolfo Gonzalez.

Gonzalez allowed a game-winning two-run single to hand Great Lakes a painful loss. 

   Clayton Kershaw started and worked only four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) while striking out seven. Joe Jones was tagged for the four runs that tied the game.

Perez Reinstated-- Before the game, first-baseman Eduardo Perez was reinstated from the Suspended List.  To make room, utility man Parker Brooks was been placed on the disabled list with a dislocated finger. Perez recorded two hits in the ballgame and set the Loons record with a 16-game hitting streak, breaking third-baseman Josh Bell's record for the longest in franchise history.

The ballgame took four hours and 19 minutes to complete, the longest game for the Loons this season. Great Lakes travels to Appleton to take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tonight. 
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 141 000 005-11
Beloit	        002 002 020 006-12

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
JRivera 2b	7  3  4  1  .302
Berezay lf	5  1  1  2  .252
Giles rf	7  3  3  3  .336
Bell dh        	6  1  1  0  .271
Van Slyke rf	0  0  0  0  .271
Perez 1b	7  1  2  2  .325
Santana 3b	6  0  4  1  .219
Peterson rf-p	6  0  2  0  .297
Apodaca c	6  1  1  1  .237
Lizarraga ss	6  1  2  0  .271
   Totals	56 11 20 10
   Beloit	47 12 14  9

 Error- Santana (12). 2B- JRivera (3), Perez (17),
Santana (12). HR- Giles 2 (6), Apodaca (7), Berezay
(7). RBI- Giles 3 (18), Perez 2 (45), Santana (31),
Apodaca (16), JRivera (5), Berezay 2 (41). 
SB- Lizarraga (10). LOB- Great Lakes 12, Beloit 14.
DP- Lizarraga, JRivera and Perez.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so era
Kershaw	        4.0  6  2-2  2  8  2.76
Jones	        3.1  3  4-4  5  3  6.82
Ramirez	        2.2  2  0-0  1  2  1.05
Pfeiffer	0.1  0  0-0  0  0  3.21
Peterson (0-1)	1.0  2  6-5  5  3 22.50
Gonzalez	0.0  1  0-0  0  0  0.00
 WP- Kershaw, Jones. T- 4:10. Att- 1,807.
Ogden Drops Billings-- Ogden got strong pitching to top Billings 4-2 and knot the three game series at one each. Kris Krise worked five innings, allowing the two Mustangs runs on four hits while striking out five.

Paul Koss earned his first win in relief and Johnny Caraballo recored his fifth save, between them surrendering only three hits over the final, four scoreless innings.

First baseman Jaime Ortiz doubled and scored on third baseman Austin Gallagher's single in the fourth, then smacked his fifth home run, a solo shot in the sixth. Gallagher doubled home outfielder Jeremy Brown later in the same inning.

Ogden improved to 15-19 with the win. The final game of the series is tonight.
 Score by Innings
Billings	002 000 000-2
Ogden	        000 103 00x-4

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	5  0  2  0  .346
Pedroza ss	4  0  1  0  .364
Garabedian c	3  0  0  0  .226
Ortiz 1b	4  2  2  1  .337
Mathews lf-3b	3  1  1  0  .280
Jansen dh	3  0  1  0  .298
Gallagher 3b	3  1  2  2  .324
 Kanaby pr-lf	0  0  0  0  .280
Brown rf	4  0  1  1  .228
Herrera 2b	3  0  0  0  .264
   Totals 	32 4 10 4
   RCucamonga	34 2  7 2

 Error- Pedroza (8). 2B- Pedroza (9), Ortiz (7), 
Gallagher (5). HR- Ortiz (5). RBI- Gallagher 2 
(12), Ortiz (17), Brown (13). S- Jansen. 
LOB- Ogden 9, Rancho Cucamonga 8. SB- Rosario 
(17). DP- Pedroza, Herrera and Ortiz.

 Ogden	                in  h  r-er bb so  era
Krise        	        5.0  4  2-2  2  5  10.13
Koss (1-1)	        2.1  2  0-0  1  1   6.41
Caraballo (sv,5)	1.2  1  0-0  1  1   3.65
 WP- Krise 3. HBP- Mathews, by Krise. 
T- 2:53. Att- 4,832.
Coasties Dump Nationals-- A two-run homer by outfielder Andrew Lambo in the sixth inning gave the Gulf Coast Dodgers a 5-4 lead in the sixth inning that stood up for a 6-5 win over the Nationals.

First round pick Chris Withrow drew the start and worked two scoreless innings before handing the ball to John Dutton (2-0) who went the next five and although he allowed four runs, earned the win. The Nats scored a run in the ninth to close to 6-5 before Brandon Tuten put out the fire and earned his first save.

The Dodgers erased a 1-0 deficit in the third on a three-run blast by Alfredo Silvero in the fourth inning. The Coasties sixth, and eventual game-winning run scored in the seventh on doubles by third baseman Pedro Baez and Lambo.
 Score by Innings
Nationals	000 121 001-5
Dodgers	        000 302 10x-6

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	4  0  1  0  .303
Bradley lf	4  0  1  0  .261
Baez 3b        	4  3  2  0  .283
Lambo rf	4  2  3  3  .295
Silverio cf	4  1  1  3  .341
Orr 1b	        4  0  2  0  .250
YGarcia 2b	3  0  0  0  .225
Guzman dh	3  0  0  0  .219
Erickson c	3  0  0  0  .125
   Totals	       33 6 10 6
   Nationals    34 5  9 4

 Error Dutton (2). 2B- Baez (9), Lambo (8). 
HR- Silverio (4), Lambo (4). RBI- Silverio 3 
(23), Lambo 3 (17). LOB- Dodgers 5, National 
7. CS- Bradley. DP- Silverio and YGarcia.

 Dodgers  	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Withrow	        2.0  0  0-0  2  5  6.00
Dutton (2-0)	5.0  6  4-4  2  5  4.78
Paredes 	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  5.79
Miller 	        0.2  2  1-1  1  1  5.40
 WP- Miller 2.
Dodgers Strike Early-- Buoyed by strong pitching from Carlos Frias, Antonio Castillo and Luis Ferreas, the Dominican Dodgers nursed an early 3-0 lead into a 3-1 victory over the Devil Rays.

Frias (4-1) worked the first five innings and didn't allow a run while allowing three hits. Castillo was tagged with the DRay run in the sixth, then Ferreas wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth, recording his sixth save.

Second baseman Ramon Jean singled in the first run of the game after a pair of walks in the opening inning, then outfielder Jerry Castillo scored on a wild pitch and a fielding error allowed the third, and final, Dodger run of the game.
 Score by Innings
Devil Rays	000 001 000-1
Dodgers	        120 000 00x-3

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mirabal 2b	3  0  1  0  .216
Ynoa dh        	2  2  0  0  .220
Guerrero ss	4  0  1  0  .321
Arias 1b	4  0  0  0  .207
Gonzalez lf	3  0  0  0  .241
Ovando lf	0  0  0  0  .102
Jean 3b	        3  0  1  1  .262
Tavarez c	3  0  0  0  .268
Aviles rf	3  0  0  0  .237
JCastillo cf	2  1  1  0  .178
   Totals	37 3 4 1
   Devil Rays	34 1 8 1

 RBI- Jean (11). LOB- Dodgers 6, Devil Rays 9. 
SB- Ynoa (7), Guerrero (5), JCastillo 2 (10).

 Dodgers	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Frias (4-1)	5.0  3  0-0  2  4  1.80
ACastillo	3.0  3  1-1  0  3  2.10
Ferreras (sv,6)	1.0  2  0-0  1  1  1.00
 WP- Frias. T- 2:31>

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