Gonzalez, Bradley Collect Game-Winning Hits

Juan Gonzalez knocked in the tying and winning run as Jacksonville topped Carolina. Inland Empire was thumped by Lake Elsinore and Great Lakes lost in the ninth at Peoria. Ogden sailed by Missoula and pinch-hitter Curt Bradley singled in the winning run as the Coasties dumped the Mets. The Dominican Dodgers swept two from the Devil Rays behind sparkling pitching. Las Vegas had an open date.

Las Vegas-- Open date.

Kershaw Solid, Suns Rally-- Clayton Kershaw, making his first start for Jacksonville after just arriving from Great Lakes, had a solid debut, working 4.1 innings and allowing a pair of runs on three hits and four walks as Jacksonville stopped Carolina 3-2.

Outfielder James Tomlin ripped an RBI double to score outfielder Anthony Raglani to get Jacksonville on the board for the first time in the eighth and shortstop Juan Gonzalez delivered a two-out, two-run single in the ninth to end the game.

Catcher A.J. Ellis walked to open the ninth and first baseman Cory Dunlap lived on a fielder's choice and was replaced by Jimmy Rohan. After Raglani walked to load the bases, Tomlin bounced into a force at the plate.

Gonzalez then singled to right field to score the tying and winning runs.

Kershaw, 19, was 7-5 with a 2.77 ERA in 20 starts with the Loons. He served up back-to-back solo homers in the fifth and was replaced by Cory Wade, Justin Orenduff and Ramon Troncoso (7-2) who combined to allow two hits and no runs over the final 4.2 innings, and Troncoso pitched a perfect ninth for the win.

Jacksonville was held to four hits, with Dunlap;s double in the second inning the only hit they could manage until Tomlin's double in the eighth. The final two came in the winning rally in the ninth.
 Score by Innings
Carolina	000 020 000-2
Jacksonville	000 000 012-3

Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi ave
Giles rf	4  0  0  0  .172
DeWitt 3b	2  0  0  0  .290
Howard 2b	4  0  0  0  .319
Ellis c        	4  0  1  0  .259
 Rohan pr	0  0  0  0  .244
Dunlap 1b	4  1  1  0  .240
Raglani lf	2  2  0  0  .239
Tomlin cf	4  0  1  1  .277
JGonzalez ss	3  0  1  2  .304
Kershaw p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Wade p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Nicholson ph	1  0  0  0  .206
 Orendull p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Paul ph        0  0  0  0  .287
 McDonald pr	0  0  0  0  .200
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals	28 3 4 3
    Carolina	33 2 5 2

 Error- JGonzalez (8). 2B- Dunlap (16), 
Tomlin (16). RBI- Tomlin (24), JGonzalez 
2 (46).  S- JGonzalez. LOB- Jacksonville 
7, Carolina 8.

 Jacksonville 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kershaw	        4.1  3  2-2  4  4  4.15
Wade         	1.2  1  0-0  0  2  1.08
Orenduff	2.0  1  0-0  0  0  3.43
Troncoso (7-2)	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.43
 WP- Orenduff. T-2:46. Att- 7,426.
The Storm Rips Arias-- Marlon Arias (10-3) allowed six runs, five earned, on 10 hits in an 8-2 loss to Inland Empire. He has lost both of his starts so far in the month of August.

Trailing 6-0, Inland Empire scored their first run in the fifth inning when third baseman Russell Mitchell doubled to open the frame and Shane Justis knocked him in with a two-bagger. In the ninth, shortstop Drew Locke tripled with one away. Mitchell then bounced to third to bring Locke home.

Out-hit 15-6, Locke had two of the Sixer's hits with Mitchell and Justis adding doubles.

Inland Empire, who slipped to 22-25, move to Rancho Cucamonga to play Quakes starting today. Mario Alvarez draws the start for the Sixers.
Score by Innings
Lake Elsinore	102 032 000-6
Inland Empire	000 010 001-2

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt rf	        4  0  1  0  .282
Rogowski lf	4  0  0  0  .263
Denker 2b	4  0  0  0  .307
Hoffman cf	4  0  0  0  .310
Locke 1b	4  1  2  0  .289
Mitchell 3b	4  1  1  1  .256
De Jesus ss	1  0  0  0  .282
 Justis ss	3  0  1  1  .302
Rivera dh	3  0  1  0  .233
Gutierrez c	3  0  0  0  .246
   Totals 	34 2  6 2
   Lk Elsinore	39 8 15 6

 Error- De Jesus (25). 2B- Mitchell (26), 
Justis  (12). 3B- Locke (2). RBI- Justis (36), 
Mitchell  (61). LOB- Inland Empire 5, Lake 
Elsinore 8. CS- Locke (6). DP- 2 Justis and 
Denker; Locke; Mitchell, Denker and Locke.

 Inland Empire 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Arias (10-3)	4.0 10  6-5  2  3  5.62
Felix        	3.0  5  2-2  1  1  5.40
Meque        	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.44
Pratt        	1.0  0  0-0  1  1  7.13
 T- 2:39. Att- 1,533.
Loons Boot One Away-- Shortstop Francisco Lizarraga threw a ground ball away with two out in the last of the ninth to allow the winning run to score and Peoria claimed a 5-4 win.

With runners on first and second, two men out and the score tied 4-4 Lizarraga attempted to force out the runner at second, but he was too late and his throw to first was wild, allowing the winning run.

Starter Josh Wall picked up a no-decision, after pitching 5.1 innings and allowing four Chiefs runs, leaving the game tied 4-4.  Chris Malone finished out the sixth, then worked two more scoreless innings before Miguel Ramirez (2-1) picked up the tough-luck loss.

Trailing 2-0 in the top of the fourth, third baseman Josh Bell slugged a triple, scoring Matt Berezay and Eduardo Perez, to tie the game. A two-run error in the fifth gave Great Lakes a brief 4-2 lead.

The loss drops the last place Loons second-half record to 14-31. They are 48-67 overall this season. Right-hander Kyle Smit is scheduled to make his first start for Great Lakes tonight in the final game of the series. 

Great Lakes	000 220 000-4
Peoria	        002 020 001-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lizarraga ss	4  0  0  0  .270
Berezay lf	3  2  1  0  .275
Perez 1b	2  2  1  0  .317
Bell 3b        	3  0  1  2  .290
Santana c	2  0  0  0  .232
Taloa 2b	4  0  0  0  .143
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  0  .262
Mattingly dh	3  0  0  0  .222
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .242
   Totals	29 4  4 2
   Peoria	33 5 11 4

 Error- Lizarraga (17). 3B- Bell (3). 
RBI- Bell 2 (62). S- Lizarraga, Mattingly. 
LOB- Great Lakes 6, Peoria 7. CS- Santana (3), 
Robinson (7). DP- Bell, Taloa and Perez; 
Santana and Lizarraga; Lizarraga, 
Taloa and Perez.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall        	5.1  6  4-4  2  4  4.51
Malone	        2.2  2  0-0  1  1  6.29
Ramirez (2-1)	0.2  3  1-0  0  2  1.47
 Balk- Wall. HBP- by Wall, by Malone. 
T- 2:53. Att- 3,067.
Raptors Gobble up Osprey-- Ogden opened a seven game home stand on a positive note, dropping Missoula 6-3. After a sluggish start, the win boosts the Raptors to 5-5 in the second half of the season.

The Raptors scored their six runs in the second and third innings, keyed by catcher Alex Garabedian's two run double, scoring first baseman Jaime Ortiz and outfielder Travis Vetters in the second, and Ortiz's two run homer in the third, his ninth, with designated hitter Matt Wallach on base.

Third baseman Austin Gallagher singled and scored on Garabedian second double to complete the four-run third.

Michael Gardner started and went six innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out four to improve his record to 5-4. Reliever Chales Dasni was nearly untouchable while recording his first save. He pitched three scoreless innings and allowed two hits and fanning six to lower his ERA to 1.80.

The four game series continues today in Ogden.
 Score by Innings
Missoula	000 102 000-3
Ogden        	024 000 00x-6

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf-lf	4  0  2  0  .244
Pedroza ss	4  0  0  0  .356
Wallach dh	2  1  0  0  .271
Ortiz 1b	4  2  2  2  .324
Mathews lf	4  1  1  0  .287
 Rosario cf	0  0  0  0  .341
Vetters rf	4  1  1  0  .309
Gallagher 3b	3  1  1  1  .298
Garabedian c	4  0  2  3  .220
Fuller 2b	0  0  0  0  .229
 Herrera 2b	3  0  0  0  .286
   Totals	32 6 9 6
   Missoula	35 3 7 3

 Error- Gallagher (8), Garabedian (2). 
2B- Garabedian 2 (4), Mathews (6). 
RBI- Garabedian 3 (12), Ortiz 2 (26), 
Gallagher (16). LOB- Ogden 6, Missoula 
8. SB- Kanaby 2 (6).

 Ogden  	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Gardner (5-4)	6.0  5  3-3  2  4  3.81
Dasni (sv 1)	3.0  2  0-0  1  6  1.80
 WP- Gardner (5-4). HBP- Fuller. T- 2:45. 
Att- 3,361.
GC Dodgers Top Mets in Ninth-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers played catch-up all day, overcoming a 3-0 lead in the third and a 6-5 lead in the ninth to win 7-6.

Trailing 6-5 in the ninth, shortstop Joe Becker singled and was bunted to second. Outfielder Alfredo Silverio was hit by a pitch and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. A second wild pitch allowed Becker to score the tying run.

Pinch hitter Curt Bradley's infield hit scored Silverio with the winning run.

The Dodgers' #3 pick in the 2007 draft, Michael Watt, started and was tagged with six hits and three runs in his two innings. Paul Thompson followed and gave up only a single run in 3.1 innings before Eduardo Perez was roughed up for a pair of runs that put the Mets in front 6-5.

Ramon Parades (2-0) pitched a perfect ninth and was rewarded with the win when the Dodgers rallied.

Out-hit 16-8, Becker collected three of the Dodger hits and scored twice as the club moved to 29-13 and a 7.0 game lead over the Cardinals.
 Score by Innings
Mets        120 001 020-6
Dodgers     003 110 002-7

Dodgers       ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss      5  2  3  0  .303
JGarcia 2b     3  0  0  0  .286
Silverio lf    2  2  1  3  .366
Lambo 1b       4  0  0  0  .313
Baez 3b        4  1  1  0  .250
Jacobs dh      2  0  0  0  .318
Bradley ph-dh  1  0  1  1  .270
JGuzman cf     3  0  0  0  .217
AGuzaman rf    2  1  1  1  .214
Erickson c     4  1  1  0  .167
   Totals      30 7  8 5
   Mets        41 6 16 6

 HR- Silverio (6). RBI- Silverio 3 (32), 
AGuzman (7), Bradley (4). S- JGuzman, 
JGarcia 2. LOB- Dodgers 9, Mets 12. 
SB- Baez (3), Becker (10). DP- JGarcia, 
Becker and Lambo.

 Dodgers        in  h  r-er bb so  era
Walt           2.0  6  3-3  1  1  3.86
Thompson       3.2  6  1-1  2  3  2.04
Perez (sv-2)   2.1  4  2-2  1  1  4.61
Paredes (2-0)  1.0  0  0-0  0  0  4.38
 WP- Thompson. HBP- Silverio. T- 3:34.
DSL Dodgers Back in Second Place-- The Dominican Dodgers used sparkling pitching to sweep the Devil Rays, winning 6-3 in the opener behind Pedro Noboa's one hit pitching and 1-0 in the second game as Gari Tavarez nearly matched him working a one-hitter for five. The DRays could manage only six hits in the two games.

In the opener, the Dodgers nailed things down with a four-run fifth inning and took a 6-0 lead into the seventh. Noboa (2-2) surrendered only a single hit that came with one out in the third. He left leading after six.

Marion Urriola was tagged for a couple hits and an error in the seventh, allowing three runs but only one was earned.

Outfielder Adrian Aviles' sac fly scored a run in the second and the Dodgers added another in the third on a first baseman Cristian Gonzalez RBI single.

Four runs clattered across in the fifth on an RBI single from shortstopRamon Jean and a three-run homer by outfielder Jose Arias (#6) put the capper on things.
 Score by Innings
 1st game
Devil Rays  000 003 3-3
Dodgers     011 040 x-6

Dodgers             ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b             2  1  0  0  .227
Guerrero ss         3  0  0  0  .308
Jean 3b             3  1  1  1  .263
Gonzlaez 1b         2  1  1  1  .233
Arias dh            2  2  1  3  .204
Brito lf            2  0  0  0  .225
Tavarez c           3  0  0  0  .238
Aviles rf           2  0  2  1  .228
Castillo cf         3  1  1  0  .202
   Totals           22 6 6 6
   Devil Rays       25 3 3 3

 Error- Jean (17), Guerrero (12). HR- Arias (6). 
RBI- Aviles (13), Gonzalez (15), Jean (20), 
Arias 3 (26). SF- Aviles. LOB- Dodgers 4, Devil 
Rays 2. SB- Castillo (12), Jean 2 (11). 
CS- Aviles (8). DP- Guerrero, Ynoa and Gonzalez.

 Dodgers           in  h  r-er bb so  era
Noboa (2-2)       6.0  1  0-0  1  7  1.46
Umiola            1.0  2  3-1  0  0  3.62
 HBP- Arias, Brito. T- 1:40.
In the second game, Tavarez (7-3) nailed down his seventh win, holding the DRays hitless until the fifth inning before handing the ball to Luis Ferreras who closed things out with two more scoreless innings to earn his 10th save.

The Dodgers managed only three hits themselves and were held to one hit over the first five innings. with two out They scored their single run in the third without the aid of a hit. Designated hitter Franklin Turiano and second baseman Rafael Aybar walked and a wild pitches allowed Turiano to cross the plate with two out.
 Score by Innings
 2nd Game
Dodgers	        001 000 0-1
Devil Rays	000 000 0-0

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Aviles cf	3  0  1  0  .230
Guerrero 3b	3  0  0  0  .302
Jean ss	        3  0  1  0  .264
Gonzalez 1b	3  0  0  0  .228
Arias lf	2  0  0  0  .202
Ovando rf	2  0  1  0  .118
Bens c        	3  0  0  0  .220
Tuiano dh	1  1  0  0  .077
Aybar 2b	1  0  0  0  .164
   Totals	21 1 2 0
   Devil Rays	21 1 3 0

 LOB- Dodgers 3, Devil Rays 3. SB- Arias (6), 
Ovando (2). DP- Guerrero, Aybar and Gonzalez.

 Dodgers 	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Tavarez  (7-3)	        5.0  1  0-0  1  8  1.75
Ferreras (sv 10)	2.0  1  0-0  0  1  1.16
 HBP- by Tavarez. T- 2:00.

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