Tray Robinson Collects Four Hits in Loss

Portland beat Las Vegas 6-4. Jacksonville and Huntsville were rain-delayed in the ninth with the score tied 9-9. San Jose dumped Inland Empire for the third time, 7-4. The Loons were held to three hits in a 5-1 loss to Quad Cities.

Beavers Bite 51s
After scoring 38 runs on 51 hits in the first three games, all wins over Portland, Las Vegas was held to four runs on eight hits Sunday. Jon Meloan (2-1) took his first loss, giving up four runs -- three earned -- on four hits and five walks in four innings.

Despite the 6-4 loss, the 51s (12-11) went 6-2 on their homestand and head to Albuquerque today tied for first place in their division.

Wildness plagued the Las Vegas pitching staff. Four 51s pitchers issued nine walks, and four of them scored.

Mike Koplove worked three hitless innings in relief of Meloan and dropped his ERA to 0.61. Ramon Troncoso and Greg Jones finished up.

Third baseman-left fielder Terry Tiffee continued his hot hitting, finishing 2-for-3 to lift his league-leading average to .483. Jason Repko whacked his third home run in the first inning to give the 51s a brief lead.

Third baseman Luis Maza walked as a pinch hitter in the ninth, preserving his 13-game hitting streak. He is hitting .455 (25-for-55) during the streak and .400 overall. First baseman John Lindsey, hitting .377, has an eight-game hitting streak.
 Score by innings
Portland	011 200 011-6
Las Vegas	110 000 020-4

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf-cf	3  1  1  1  .233
 Troncoso p	0  0  0  0  .000
Maza 3b        	0  0  0  0  .400
Howard 2b	5  0  0  0  .274
Tiffee 3b-lf	3  1  2  1  .483
Lindsey 1b	4  0  1  0  .377
Griffin lf-rf	4  1  1  0  .254
Ardoin c	4  1  1  1  .208
Paul cf        	2  0  0  0  .253
 Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Chavez ph-3b	2  0  0  0  .293
Rundgren ss	4  0  1  0  .226
Meloan p	1  0  0  0  .250
 Ruan rf-cf	3  0  2  0  .800
  Totals	31 4 8 4
  Portland	33 6 8 6

  Error- Lindsey (1), Tiffee
(4). 2B- Tiffee (16), Lindsey
(7), Ardoin (3). 3B- Griffin
(1). HR- Repko (3). RBI- Repko
(8). LOB- Las Vegas 7, Portland
(11). DP- Howard, Rundgren and
Lindsey.

 Las Vegas	in  h  r-er  bb  so  era
Meloan	        4.0  4  4-3  5  5  2.45
Koplove	        3.0  0  0-0  1  1  0.61
Troncoso	1.0  2  1-1  1  0  7.71	
Jones	        1.0  2  1-1  2  0  5.73
  HBP- Repko. T-3:07. Att- 6,797.
Rain Stops Suns, Stars
Jacksonville and Huntsville were stopped in the top of the ninth with the scored tied 9-9. The game will be completed at noon today with Suns runners at second and third and two out. The regularly scheduled game will follow. Catcher Lucas May belted a grand slam home run in a five-run seventh inning to give Jacksonville an 8-4 lead.

Sixers Lose to San Jose
The Giants jumped into a 3-1 lead in the second inning and went on to collect a 7-4 win over Inland Empire.

Alberto Bastardo suffered his first loss in four decisions, working into the fifth inning and allowing seven hits and five runs. Fernando Felix and Brent Leach finished the game out.

Each team finished with 11 hits but San Jose sprinkled four doubles and a pair of homers throughout while the Sixers hits were all singles.

Tray Robinson had four hits and stole his fifth base of the season. Josh Bell was the only other with more than one hit and Matt Berezay added a two-run single in the sixth. Matt Berezay added a two-run single in the sixth.

Inland Empire slipped to 7-17 with the loss. The final game of te four game series will be played tonight.
 Score by innings
Inland Empire	100 002 001-4
San Jose	030 112 00x-7

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt lf        	5  0  1  0  .190
Robinson cf	5  2  4  1  .209
Bell dh        	5  1  2  1  .281
Locke 1b	4  0  0  0  .305
Perez 3b	3  0  1  0  .255
Berezay rf	3  0  1  2  .197
Pedroza 2b	4  0  0  0  .169
Lara ss        	4  1  1  0  .250
Gutierrez c	4  0  1  0  .200
  Totals	37 4 11 4
  San Jose	31 7 11 6

  RBI- Bell (8), Berezay 2 
(12). Robinson (6). LOB- Inland
Empire 8, San Jose 7. SB- Bell
(3), Robinson (5). CS- Hunt (1).

  Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (0-1)	4.1  7  5-5  2  2  7.45
Felix        	2.2  3  2-2  1  2  3.00
Leach	        1.0  1  0-0  1  1  1.46
  T- 2:35. Att- 3,147.
Bandits Cruise to 5-1 Win
Quad Cities River extended their winning streak to five-games with a 5-1 victory over the Great Lakes Loons. The Loons, now 11-11, drop to fourth place in the Midwest League, two games behind Lansing and West Michigan and one game behind Dayton.

The Bandits picked up an unearned run in the bottom of the first following a two-base throwing error by Loons starting pitcher Bryan Morris (0-2) but the Loons tied the game in the top of the third when Parker Dalton walked and later scored on a wild pitch.

Quad Cities took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning off Morris and added two more runs in the eighth against reliever Miguel Sanfler.

Morris allowed two earned runs in six innings for the loss. Great Lakes was held to one hit and one unearned run over the first four innings. They finished with three hits, the final two coming in the seven inning on singles by Dalton and Scott Van Slyke.

"We're just not swinging the bats well right now," said Loons manager Juan Bustabad.  "Quad Cities is hot and caught us at the wrong time.  I think the layoff hurt us too – the off day Thursday and the rain out Friday.  It took us out of our rhythm."

The Loons open a three-game series tonight against the Clinton Lumber Kings, who are 16-6 and tied for first in the Midwest League West. 
 Score by innings
Great Lakes	001 000 000-1
Quad Cities	101 100 02x-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	3  0  0  0  .173
Becker ss	2  0  0  0  .233
Mattingly dh	4  0  0  0  .190
Lambo lf	2  0  0  0  .291
Mahews 3b	4  0  1  0  .222
Ortiz 1b	4  0  0  0  .133
Jansen c	4  0  0  0  .229
Van Slyke rf	3  0  1  0  .179
Dalton 2b	2  1  1  0  .188
  Totals	29 1 3 1
  QCities	31 5 8 5

 Error- Morris (1). S- Kanaby.
SB- Becker (2). LOB- Great Lakes
7, Quad Cities 6.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Morris (0-2)	6.0  5  3-2  0  6  4.05
Sanfler	        2.0  3  2-2  3  2  5.00
 Att- 2:24. Att-4,930.

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