Suns Only Franchise Winner Friday the Third

It missed Friday the 13th by 10 days, but Friday was still unlucky for Dodger farm clubs. Omaha handled Las Vegas easily for the third game in a row but Jacksonville stopped Chattanooga behind James McDonald. Inland Empire was thrashed by High Desert and Ogden lost a close one to Orem. The GC Dodgers were shutout by the Nationals and the DSL Dodgers booted a game away to the Blue Jays.

Royals Choke Off 51s-- After a triple in the first, Las Vegas starter Miguel Pinango (7-6) retired 19 of 20 batters until he served up a two-run homer in the eighth. After allowing only three hits, he was tagged with his sixth loss.

Las Vegas collected only six singles, with outfielder Wilkin Ruan claiming three of them. Wilson Valdez, John Lindsey and Luis Maza had the other hits.

Matt Bauer struck out the only two Royals he faced in the eighth and although the 51s got a pair of walks in the ninth, Las Vegas (53-59)couldn't dent the scoring column.

The two teams meet again tonight after Omaha has won the first three games of the series.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	000 000 000-0
Omaha	        000 000 02X-2

Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss-3b	4  0  1  0  .331
McDougall dh	4  0  0  0  .277
Barnes lf	3  0  0  0  .253
Lindsey 1b	3  0  1  0  .326
LaRoche 3b	1  0  0  0  .309
 Hu ss        	2  0  0  0  .329
Freeman cf	4  0  0  0  .275
Davis c	        4  0  0  0  .233
Maza 2b	        3  0  1  0  .326
Ruan rf	        3  0  3  0  .306
   Totals	28 0 6 0
   Omaha	26 2 3 2

 LOB- Las Vegas 7, Omaha 1. DP- LaRoche, 
Maza and Lindsey.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango (7-6)	7.1  3  2-2  1  3  3.98
Bauer        	0.2  0  0-0  0  2  4.32
 T- 2:00. Att- 6,018.
McDonald Wins Again-- Righthander James McDonald (4-1) pitched five solid innings and and allowed a single run and struck out eight, while first baseman Cory Dunlap belted a three-run homer as Jacksonville beat Chattanooga 5-1.

McDonald lowered his ERA with the Suns (28-14) to 1.30. The 22-year-old right-hander has won four of five starts since he was promoted from Inland Empire, where he was 6-7 with a 3.95 ERA in 15 games.

B.J. LaMura and Mark Alexander each added two scoreless innings and first baseman Cory Dunlap's fifth homer with two on in the third sparked a four-run inning and gave the Suns all the runs they would need. Catcher Alberto Concepcion Jr. drove in two runs for good measure.

Outfielder James Tomlin and second baseman Kevin Howard had a pair of hits each.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	104 000 000-5
Chattanooga	010 000 000-1

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	5  1  2  0  .276
JGonzalez ss	3  1  1  0  .309
Howard 2b	4  1  2  0  .314
Concepcion c	3  0  1  2  .264
DeWitt 3b	4  0  0  0  .316
Raglani lf	3  1  0  0  .242
 Alexander p	0  0  0  0  .000
Dunlap 1b	4  1  1  3  .245
Giles rf-lf	3  0  0  0  .188
McDonald p	3  0  1  0  .222
 LaMura p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Nicholson rf	1  0  0  0  .209
   Totals	33 5 8 5
   Chattanooga	35 1 9 1

 2B- Tomlin (13), Concepcion (12), JGonzalez (15). 
HR- Dunlap (5). RBI- Concepcion 2 (49), Dunlap 3 (47). 
SF- Concepcion, LOB- Jacksonville 5, Chattanooga 11. 
SB- Tomlin (11).

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald (4-1)	5.0  7  1-1  2  8  1.30
LaMura         	2.0  2  0-0  1  1  3.14
 WP- McDonald. Balk- McDonald. T- 2:48. Att- 3,893.
High Desert Dumps Sixers-- Inland Empire, over .500 for the first time in some time, could not collect a fourth straight victory and lost 9-1 on High Desert.

66ers (21-21) looked to continue their winning ways against the High The Mavericks built an 8-0 lead before the Sixers (21-21) could get on the board.

Six of their seven hits were singles and outfielder Bridger Hunt claimed three of them in four at-bats. Center fielder Jamie Hoffmann had two hits and tripled across third baseman Russell Mitchell in the eighth but the 66ers were 3-for-17 with runners on base.

Marlon Arias (10-2), who had a nine-game winning streak, was tagged with three runs, two earned, over five innings. The 66ers bullpen gave up six runs to put the game out of reach. The 66ers will play game two of the three game series Saturday
 Score by Innings
High Desert	102 000 240-9
Inland Empire	000 000 010-1

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 1b	4  0  0  0  .309
De Jesus ss	3  0  1  0  .291
Denker 2b	3  0  0  0  .315
Mitchell 3b	3  1  1  0  .266
Hoffmann cf	4  0  2  1  .315
May c        	4  0  0  0  .248
 Lopez c	0  0  0  0  .154
Locke dh	4  0  0  0  .285
Rogowski lf	4  0  0  0  .264
Hunt rf	        4  0  3  0  .288
   Totals	33 1  7 1
   High Desert	39 9 12 7

 Error- May (2). 3B- Hoffmann (6). RBI- Hoffmann 
(62). LOB- Inland Empire 8, High Desert 9. 
DP- De Jesus, Denker and Justis.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Arias (10-2)	6.0  8  3-2  2  2  5.40
Pratt        	1.0  2  2-2  1  2  7.07
Quintana	1.0  2  4-4  3  0 15.15
Alvarez 	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  4.76
 WP- Quintana. Balk- Arias 2. HBP- by Arias, by Pratt. 
PB- May (27). T-2:47. Att- 2,780.
Great Lakes Spanked 8-1-- The Loons jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning when outfielder when outfielder Matt Berezay lined an RBI-single to score catcher Juan Apodaca but things were downhill from then on and Great Lakes could not get on the board again.

Steven Johnson had perhaps his best start of the season. night going five scoreless innings and allowing four hits to protect the slim lead.

But in the sixth the Cougars scored five times off reliever Thomas Melgarejo, tagging him with his seventh loss, and the game was essentially over at that point. Miguel Sanfler allowed three runs (one earned) and four walks and hit a batter as well in the final two innings.

Miguel Sanfler worked two innings in mop-up duty allowing three runs (one earned) and four walks and hit a batter as well.

It was seventh time this season the Loons had walked 10 or more batters in a game and they have scored only three runs in their last 23 innings dating back to their game on August 1 against Clinton.

The series continues tonight with Clayton Kershaw scheduled to start for the Loons.
 Score by Innings
Orem	310 201 000-7
Ogden	130 000 200-6

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	5  0  1  0  .340
Fuller 2b	4  1  1  0  .205
 Wallach ph	1  0  0  0  .231
pedroza ss	4  1  3  3  .362
Ortiz 1b	4  1  2  2  .336
Jansen c	4  0  1  0  .276
Gallagher 3b	3  1  0  0  .305
Vetters lf	4  1  1  0  .308
Garabedian dh	4  1  1  0  .217
Brown rf	3  0  0  1  .221
   Totals	36 6 10 6
   Orem	        36 7 11 5

 Error- Pedroza (11). 2B- Pedroza (11), Fuller (7). 
HR- Pedroza (3), Ortiz (8). RBI- Pedroza 3 (18), 
Brown (16), Ortiz 2 (22). LOB- Ogden 5, Orem 6.

 Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Gardner (4-4)	5.0  8  6-5  1  1  3.73
Dasni        	2.0  3  1-1  0  2  4.50
Gearhart	2.0  0  0-0  1  2  4.34
 WP- Gardner, Dasni. T- 2:37. Att- 3, 329.
Backwards Night No Winner-- In an attempt to reverse their fortunes, and a 1-3 second half record, Ogden scheduled "Backwards Night" as the Raptors Owlz played in reversed jerseys, the game began in the ninth inning, and the national anthem was sung after the final out was recorded.

But all of that didn't change much as Orem scored early and hung on for a 7-6 win.

The Owlz took a 3-0 lead wit two out in the first when starter Michael Gardner was tagged for three runs. The Owlz added one in the second and two in the fourth to hand Gardner his fourth loss against four wins.

The Raptors trailed 3-0, 4-1 and 7-3 but cut the margin to two runs in the seventh. Shortstop Jamie Pedroza homered (#3) in the first inning and his two-run double in the second plus a bases-loaded walk to outfielder Jeremy Brown tied the game 4-4. First baseman Jaime Ortiz slugged his eighth homer with second baseman Justin Fuller on base in the seventh.

Pedroza finished the game a triple short of the cycle, raising his batting average to .362.

Chales Dasni and Kalen Gearhart combined keep the game close, allowing one run over the final four innings but the Raptors could never quite catch up.

The rubber match of the three game series today.
 Score by Innings
Kane County	000 005 012-8
Great Lakes	001 000 000-1

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Gonzalez ss	5  0  2  0  .308
Berezay lf	3  0  1  1  .262
Perez 3b	4  0  0  0  .311
Bell dh        	4  0  2  0  .282
Taloa 1b	4  0  0  0  .185
Santana rf	3  0  2  0  .233
Van Slyke cf	4  0  0  0  .267
Apodaca c	3  1  0  0  .242
Rivera 2b	3  0  0  0  .253
   Totals	33 1  7 1
   Kane County 	34 8 10 6

 Error- Santana (14). 3B- Santana (1). RBI- Berezay 
(46). LOB- Great Lakes 9, Kane County 11. DP- Rivera, 
Gonzalez and Taloa.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Johnson        	5.0  4  0-0  5  2  6.08
Melgarejo (4-7)	2.0  4  5-5  1  2  6.52
Sanfler        	2.0  2  3-1  4  1  5.40
 HBP- by Melgarejo, by Sanfler. PB- Apodaca (6).
T-2:58. Att- 5,623.
Nationals Whitewash Coasties-- Three Washington pitchers held the Gulf Coast Dodgers to three scattered singles and the National broke open a tight game in the ninth to come away with a 4-0 victory.

Starter Kyle Smit held the Nats to a pair of hits and no runs over the first five inning but Washington nailed Dan Danielson for a run in the seventh on a bases-loaded single. With the Dodgers unable to score, that tagged him with a loss, his first decision of the year.

Eduardo Perez took over in the ninth and an error cost him four unearned runs, putting the game out of reach.

Third baseman Pedro Baez, outfielder Alfredo Silverio and first baseman Kyle Orr collected the Dodger hits.
 Score by Innings
Nationals	000 000 104-5
Dodgers	        000 000 000-0

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	4  0  0  0  .305
Collado c	2  0  0  0  .373
 Erickson ph-c	1  0  0  0  .138
Baez 3b	        4  0  1  0  .255
 Lambo rf	0  0  0  0  .327
 Bradley ph-lf	2  0  0  0  .258
Silverio lf-rf	4  0  1  0  .368
Orr 1b	        4  0  1  0  .262
YGarcia 2b	3  0  0  0  .239
Jacobs dh	3  0  0  0  .321
Poole cf	2  0  0  0  .189
   Totals	29 0 3 0
   Nationals	33 5 5 5

 Error- Becker (4). LOB- Dodgers 6, Nationals 
10. CS- Erickson (1).

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so   era
Smit        	5.0  2  0-0  4  3  2.82
Danielson (0-1)	2.0  2  1-1  2  0  4.05
Perez         	1.2  1  4-0  2  2  3.97
Dominguez	0.1  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
 WP- Danielson, Perez. HB- by Perez. T- 3:03.
Three-Run Third Sinks Dodgers-- The Blue Jays scored one in the first and three in the third to jump into a 4-1 lead, then held on to stop the Dodgers 4-2. The Dodgers managed only five hit and were their own worst enemy when they committed six errors that cost three runs.

A pair of singles and an error cost starter Daniel Tamares a run in the first inning and another error resulted in two more unearned runs in the third.

Jose Arias doubled in the second inning and scored on an error to put the Dodgers on the scoreboard and they added their final run sin the third when outfielder Adolfo Ovando whacked his first homer.
 Score by Innings
Blue Jays	103 000 000-4
Dodgers	        011 000 000-2

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa ss-2b	4  0  0  0  .226
Jean 3b        	4  0  0  0  .255
Gonzalez rf	4  0  1  0  .208
Arias lf	4  1  1  0  .211
Brito dh	3  0  2  0  .238
Tavarez 1b	3  0  0  0  .250
Villalobos c	3  0  0  0  .259
Ovando cf	3  1  1  1  .115
Aybar 2b-ss	3  0  0  0  .176
   Totals	31 2 5 1
   Blue Jays	27 4 7 2

 Error- Ynoa (4), Tamares (1), Aybar (4). 2B- Arias 
(5). HR- Ovando (1). RBI- Ovando (2). LOB- Dodgers 
2, Blue Jays 5. SB- Aybar (8). DP- 2 Jean, Aybar, 
Tavarez; Ynoa, Aybar and Tavarez.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Tamares (1-1)	3.0  4  4-1  0  2  4.70
Castillo	3.1  2  0-0  0  2  1.80
Noboa        	2.2  1  0-0  0  6  1.93
 WP- Castillo. T- 2:24.

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