Dunlap and Hunt Boost Suns, Sixers

Las Vegas scored in the ninth to win 4-3. Jacksonville edged Huntsville 2-1 in 10 and Inland Empire out-slugged High Desert 10-9. Wisconsin dropped Great Lakes and Casper did likewise to Ogden. The Gulf Coast Dodgers beat the Marlins 4-3 in a rain-soaked five innings and the Dominican Dodgers tripped the Giants.

Three-Run Ninth Sinks 51s-- Las Vegas took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning but Albuquerque pounded across three runs to take a 4-3 decision.

Andy LaRoche slugged a solo homer in the ninth (13) but it wasn't enough for Vegas.

Spike Lundberg drew the start and allowed only four hits and a single run over six innings, striking out seven. Eric Stults and Jon Melon added scoreless innings before Casey Hoorelbeke (3-4) was tagged for three runs and the game.

Second baseman Marshall McDougall lined a two-run single in the fifth, driving in Wilkin Ruan and Octavio Martinez to give the 51s an early lead.

Former Dodger farmhand Reggie Abercrombie doubled and scored in the first to extend his hitting streak to 12 games for the Isotopes.

Las Vegas slipped to 50-56 with the loss.
  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	100 000-003-4
Las Vegas 	000 020 001-3

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Valdez ss	4  0  0  0  .335
McDougall 2b	4  0  1  2  .266
Young rf	4  0  0  0  .346
Lindsey 1b	4  0  1  0  .356
LaRoche cf	3  1  1  1  .271
Freeman cf	3  0  0  0  .371
Ruan lf	        3  1  1  0  .287
Martinez c	3  1  1  0  .280
Lundberg p	2  0  0  0  .219
Stults p	0  0  0  0  .308
Maloan p	0  0  0  0  .000
Rivers ph	1  0  0  0  .129
Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals 	23 3  5 3
    Albuquerque	27 4 10 5

  Error- Ruan (4). HR- LaRoche (13). 
RBI- McDougall 2 (16), LaRoche (36). 
LOB- Las Vegas 3, Albuquerque 7. 
DP- Valdez, McDougall and Lindsey.

  Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lundberg	6.0  4  1-1  3  7  5.46
Stults 	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  7.01
Meloan	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  1.69
Hoorelbeke (3-4)1.0  4  3-3  0  1  5.43
  WP- Maloan. T- 2:36. Att- 7,090.
Dunlap Delivers-- First baseman Cory Dunlap lined an RBI single with the bases loaded and two out in the 10th inning to score pinch-hitter Alberto Concepcion, who had been hit by a pitch, and lift Jacksonville past visiting Huntsville, 2-1.

Outfielder Kevin Howard singled and stole second in the opening inning and with two out, catcher A.J. Ellis singled home the first run for the Suns who moved to 25-10.

Starter Zach Hammes allowed the Huntsville run in the sixth on a double play to break a string of five scoreless innings. He allowed seven hits.

Brian Akin added zeros in the seventh and eighth before Ramon Troncoso (6-1) took over to close things out and earn the win. He surrendered three hits and a walk over two scoreless innings.
 Score by innings
Huntsville	000 001 000 0-1
Jacksonville	100 000 001 0-2


 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	4  0  1  0  .280
DeWitt 3b	5  0  1  0  .380
Howard 2b	4  1  1  0  .315
Ellis c	        4  0  2  1  .259
Dunlap 1b 	4  0  1  1  .242  
Raglani lf	4  0  2  0  .251
JGonzalez ss	3  0  1  0  .312
Rohan rf	4  0  0  0  .234
Hammes p	2  0  1  0  .083
 Akin p	        0  0  0  0  .000
 Nicholson ph	1  0  0  0  .203
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Concepcion ph 	0  1  0  0  .264
    Totals	34 1 10 2
    Huntsville	34 2 10 2

  Errors- Tomlin. LOB- Las Vegas 10. Huntsville 9. 
S- Tomlin. SB- Howard (7). DP- 3 Gonzalez, 
Howard and Dunlap 2; Tomlin and Dunlap.

  Jacksonville	in   h  r-er bb so  era
Hammes	        6.0  7  1-1  0  3  .380
Akin	        2.0  0  0-0  1  3  .427
Troncoso (6-1)	2.0  3  0-0  1  0  .270
  HBP- Concepcion, by Akin. T- 2:59. Att- 10,367.
Inland Empire Wins Wild One-- The 66ers had dropped nine of their last 11 games and the Mavericks had won two of 18 but both put up a lively fight before the Sixers earned a 10-9 victory, coming from behind to win by the score of 10-9.

Trailing 9-8, outfielder Ryan Rogowski opened the ninth with a triple to center and outfielder Bridger Hunt singled to left to tie the game Shane Justis singled to score Hunt to put the 66ers the lead for good.  

Starter Cody White lowered his earned run average in a fourth successive start and led 6-3 after six innings when he left the game after allowing seven hits and fanned seven.

The 66ers' bullpen quickly surrendered the lead when Jordan Pratt and Omar Quintana combined to allow six earned runs, five walks, and three hits in the bottom of the seventh to give the Mavericks a 9-7 margin.

Despite blowing the save, Quintana (1-0) picked up the win in relief and Jacobo Meque converted his first save of the season.

Inland Empire thumped High Desert pitching for 16 hits. Third baseman Russell Mitchell banged out four hits in five at bats, including a double, and scoring twice and including five doubles and triple. Justis, shortstop Ivan DeJesus, outfielder Jamie Hoffman, Rogowski and Hunt added a pair of hits each

High Desert committed six errors to help the Sixers no little bit.
  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 402 112-10
High Desert	000 300 600- 9

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 1b	5  0  2  0  .304
De Jesus ss	5  0  2  1  .285
Denker 2b	1  0  1  0  .000
 Brooks 2b	4  1  0  0  .268
Mitchell 3b	5  2  4  0  .314
Hoffmann cf	4  1  2  1  .314
Locke dh	4  1  0  0  .279
Rogowski lf	5  1  2  2  .260
Hunt rf	        4  3  2  2  .275
Gutierrez c	3  1  1  1  .245
    Totals	40 10 16 9
    High Desert	30  9 11 8

  2B- Denker (24), Mitchell (22), Hunt (5), Gutierrez 
(9), De Jesus (16). 3B- Rogowski (9). RBI- Rogowski 
2 (40), Hunt 2 (17), Justis 2 (27), Gutierrez (18), 
De Jesus (39), Hoffmann (60). S- Locke, Gutierrez. 
SF- Justis. LOB- Inland Empire 10. High Desert 8. 
SB- Hunt (7).

  Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
White 	        6.0  7  3-3  2  7  5.40
Pratt	        0.1  1  4-4  3  0  7.05
Quintana (1-0)	1.2  2  2-2  4  0  9.31
Meque (sv 1)	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  6.05
  WP- Quintana. HBP- Hunt. T- 3:21.
 Att- 1,712.
Rattlers Bite Loons-- Wisconsin broke open a scoreless game, helped by the Loons defense, in the seventh and went on to stop Great Lakes 5-2.

After three Loons errors, only two of the four runs scored off reliever Arismendy Castillo in the seventh were earned.

James Adkins started for the Loons and worked two scoreless innings, striking out two.  Arismendy Castillo (2-7) didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning explosion, retiring 10 consecutive hitters at one point.

The Loons scored their only runs on solo homers by shortstop Adolfo Gonzalez in the eighth and catcher Carlos Santana in the ninth. Great Lakes batters struck out a season-high 15 times against Timber Rattler pitching.

Eduardo Perez extended his hitting streak to a franchise-record 17 games, going 1-for-4.

The Loons are now 9-22 in the second half, and will battle the Timber Rattlers tonight, finishing their suspended game from Thursday with Wisconsin leading 3-1 with one out and a runner at second.  Paul Coleman (1-1) will start the regularly scheduled game.
 Score by inning
Great Lakes	000 000 011-2 
Wisconsin	000 000 41x-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rivera dh	4  0  0  0  .284
Gonzalez ss	4  1  2  1  .309
Giles lf	4  0  0  0  .325
Bell 3b	        4  0  0  0  .268
Perez 1b	4  0  1  0  .324
Santana c	3  1  1  1  .221
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  0  .270
Mattingly 2b	2  0  0  0  .234
Robinson cf	3  0  0  0  .241
  Totals	32 2 5 2
  Wisconsin	30 5 7 4

 Error- Mattingly (25), Castillo (1), Bell
(29). 3B- Perez (2). HR- Gonzalez (5),
Santana (5). RBI- Gonzalez (20), Santana
(32). LOB- Great Lakes 5, Wisconsin 5.
DP- Mattingly, Gonzalez and Perez.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Akin 	        2.0  1  0-0  0  2  3.00
Castillo (2-7)	5.1  5  5-3  3  4  4.65
Sanfler	        0.2  1  0-0  0  0  5.33
 T- 2:35. Att- 3,515.
Casper Does a Number on Ogden 1-- Ogden figured it might get to pad its record visiting lowly Casper but the hosts proved to be anything but friendly, ghosts or otherwise, by taking the Raptors 6-1.

Only Austin Gallagher's third home run in the seventh provided any scoring for Ogden as Casper won for only the 11th time this season. Ogden is now 15-21.

Gil Stanke, who has yet to win, was sent to his fifth defeat as he gave up four runs in five innings. Jon Haldis was the victim of the other two.

But two newly signed pitchers did well for the Raptors as Rod Brantley held the Rockies hitless for two innings and Matt Santor blanked them on one hit in the ninth.

Another bright spot for Ogden continues to be the hitting of Jovanny Rosario, who had a double and two singles. --Bill Shelley
 Score by innings
Ogden	000 000 100-1
Casper	010 320 00x-6

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  0  3  0  .358
Kanaby lf	2  0  0  0  .274
 Vetters ph-lf	1  0  0  0  .296
Jansen c	4  0  0  0  .284
Ortiz 1b	2  0  0  0  .340
Mathews 3b	3  0  1  0  .281
Gallagher dh	4  1  1  1  .321
Brown rf	4  0  0  0  .217
Dalton 2b	4  0  1  0  .400
Fuller ss	3  0  0  0  .192
   Totals	33 1 6 1
   Casper	

2B- Rosario (6). HR- Gallagher (3). RBI-
Gallagher (13). LOB- Ogden 7, Casper 5.
DP- Fuller and Ortiz.

 Ogden	        in  h  r-er bb so  era
Stanke (0-5)	4.0  5  4-4  4  4  9.23
Haldis	        1.0  2  2-2  1  2  9.37
Brantley	2.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Sartor	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  0.00
 PB- Jansen (5). T- 2:23.
Rains Don't Slow Dodgers-- The rains arrived a bit early in Vero Beach Friday to shorten matters for the Gulf Coast Dodgers but not before they rallied to edge the Marlins 4-3 to increase their already sizable division lead.

These days the downpours usually begin about 6 p.m but this deluge arrived around one o'clock to curtail what had been scheduled as the first of two games to a five-inning affair.

That was just enough time for the Dodgers to erase a three-run lead to pull their record to 23-5. That puts them 10 games ahead of the Marlins, who are 14-16 but still in second place.

Second-round draft pick Michael Watts was impressive as he sent the Marlins away with two perfect innings in which he struck out three.

But the Florida crew got to Daigaro Rondon for three in the third. Rondon (3-3) was tougher after that, holding them down, particularly in the top of the fifth when with one out and runners on first and third, he got a strikeout and grounder to avert a tie.

The Dodgers scored once in the bottom of the third as Joris Bert, who just arrived back from France where he settled his visa problems, got his first pro hit, singling home Joe Becker, who had doubled.

In the third, Johan Garcia doubled home Alfredo Silverio, who was 2-for 2, and Kyle Orr, who had singled. Becker's second two-base knock of the day brought Garcia in with the deciding run.--Bill Shelley.
 Score by innings
Marlins	003 00-3
Dodgers	001 30-4		

Dodgers	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	3  1  2  1  .315
Bert cf	        3  0  1  1  .333
Baez 3b	        3  0  1  0  .284
Lambo rf	2  0  0  0  .289
Silverio lf	2  1  2  0  .355
Orr 1b	        2  1  1  0  .256
Collado c	1  0  1  0  .413
JGarcia 2b 	2  1  1  2  .414
Jacobs dh	2  0  0  0  .297
  Totals	20 4 9 4
  Marlins	22 3 8 3

 2B- Becker 2 (7), JGarcia (5), Baez (10).
RBI- Bert (1), JGarcia 2 (6), Becker (9).
LOB- Dodgers 5, Marlins 5. S- Collado. 
DP- Becker, JGarcia and Orr.

 Dodgers	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Watt	        2.0  0  0-0  0  3  1.59
Rondon	        3.0  8  3-3  0  3  2.83
 HBP- by Watt. 
DSL Dodgers Top Giants 3-- The Dominican Dodgers gained some ground on the division-leading Giants as they topped the front-runners 5-3 Friday. The 29-19 winners now trail by four games.

DR Dodgers Pop Giants-- Jose Arias drove home one run with a single in a three-run sixth inning for the Dodgers, then hit his third homer, a solo shot in the ninth. Back-to-back doubles by Jerry Castillo and Rafael Ynoa got the Dodger scoring started in the third and the pair combined for another run in the sixth when Castillo singled, then came all the way around on a wild throw on an Ynoa bunt. Ynoa went to second on the play and scored on Ramon Jean's basehit.

Gari Tavarez (5-2) went 5.2 innings, giving up four hits and two runs (one earned). Marcel Prado was reached for the other Giants run and Luis Ferreras shut them down in the ninth for his seventh save.--Bill Shelley.
 Score by innings
Dodgers	001 003 001-5
Giants	001 010 010-3

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa dh	        3  1  1  1  .236
Guerrero ss	2  0  0  0  .324
 Aybar ss	2  0  0  0  .186
Jean 2b	        4  1  1  1  .257
Gonzalez lf	1  0  0  0  .219
 Aviles lf	3  0  1  0  .238
Arias 1b	4  1  2  1  .217
Villalobos c	4  0  0  0  .233
Ovando rf	4  0  0  0  .167
Mirabal 2b	4  0  0  0  .213
Castillo cf	3  2  2  0  .667
   Totals	34 5 7 3
   Giants	30 3 6 1

 Error- Guerrero (11), Prado (2), Jean
(13). 2B- Castillo (1), Ynoa(5). HR- Arias
(3). RBI- Ynoa (12), Jean (14), Arias (19).
S- Ynoa. LOB- Dodgers 3, Giants 6. DP-
Aviles and Arias).

 Dodgers	in   h  r-er bb so  era
Tavarez (6-2)	5.2  4  2-1  2  2  1.51
Prado	        2.1  1  1-0  2  4  0.94
Ferreras (sv 7)	1.0  1  0-0  1  0  0.95
 T- 2:21.

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