No Earned Runs For Ramirez Over 21.1 innings

Dwayne Pollok worked five strong innings and Sergio Garcia celebrated his return to the game with a pair of RBI in Las Vegas' 9-3 win over Fresno. Jacksonville got strong pitching from Jesus Castillo and beat Carolina 7-2. Inland Empire was roughed up 11-3 by Bakersfield. Great Lakes lost 3-2 to Fort Wayne. Miguel Ramirez stretched his string to 21.1 innings without an earned run -- but lost.


Spot starter Dwayne Pollok (3-0) threw five innings, allowing only two hits and one unearned run for the 51s. Mike Koplove and Brian Falkenborg (save 7) added zeros to the Fresno scorebook but Yhency Brazoban, just back from Los Angeles, coughed up a pair of runs to crack the shutout.

Las Vegas, leading 4-3, blew the game open with five runs in the bottom of the eighth. Andy LaRoche and Sergio Garcia walked, around a single by John-Ford Griffin to load the bases. Then additional walks to Kelly Gulledge and Francisco Lizarraga forced in two runs; Falkenborg's grounder added a third run and Jason Repko's two-run single put the game out of reach.

The 51s jumped out 2-0 in the first on a two-run single by Garcia. they added single runs in the third on singles by Xavier Paul and LaRoche, plus Griffin's ground ball, and fifth when Paul doubled and LaRoche singled.

Paul had a pair of singles and a double, Garcia singled and doubled and LaRoche was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks.

John Lindsey, hitting .352 with eight homers, missed the game with a strained oblique muscle.

This afternoon 51s Miguel Pinango opposes the Grizzlies Ryan Sadowski at Cashman Field.

Garcia Happy to be Back Sergio Garcia was suspended for 100 games by Major League Baseball last July after testing positive for a second time for performance-enhancing substances.

He couldn't help but smile after his two-run single in the first inning. Garcia went 2-for-3 in the win. "It just feels awesome to be here," Garcia said.

Upon seeing his name on a lineup card for the first time, he said, "It was like, 'Don't (mess) up again.' " Garcia hit .292 with eight home runs and 33 RBIs in 66 games with the 51s last season.

Garcia doubled to right-center in the sixth inning and walked and scored in the eighth. He just missed a home run when he ripped a pitch foul over the left field fence in the third inning.

"I have a greater appreciation for everything," he said. "It was tough, but you just take these things for granted sometimes."
  Score by Innings
Fresno	        001 000 020-3
Las Vegas	201 010 05x-9

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Repko rf	5  0  1  2  .226
Chavez 3b	5  0  0  0  .262
Paul cf        	5  3  3  0  .274
LaRoche 1b	2  2  2  1  .265
Griffin lf	3  1  1  1  .265
Garcia 2b	3  1  2  2  .333
Gulledge c	3  1  0  1  .000
Lizarraga ss	3  1  0  1  .000
Pollok p	2  0  1  0  .125
 Koplove p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Brazoban p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Falkenborg p	1  0  0  1  .000
  Totals	31 9 10 3
  Fresno	33 3  6 9

  Error- Gulledge (1). 2B- Paul 
(12), Garcia (1). RBI- Garcia 2
(2), Griffin (20< LaRoche (15),
Lizarraga (1), Falkenborg (1),
Repko 2 (14). LOB- Las Vegas 6,
Fresno 5. SB- Paul (8). DP-
Chavez, Garcia and LaRoche.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pollok (3-0)	 5.0  2  1-0  2  0  2.89
Koplove 	 2.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.17
Brazobon 	 0.2  2  2-2  1  1  5.79
Falkenborg (sv 7)1.0  2  0-0  1  2  4.91
  T- 2:31. Att- 3,243.
Suns Blisters 'Cats
Jacksonville used three-run outbursts in the first and seventh innings to beat Carolina 7-2 but the Mudcats won the series three games to two.

Five of the first six batters banged out hits for the Suns (23-27) in the opening inning. They added three more in the seventh and sailed in with a win behind starter Jesus Castillo (3-2), who picked up the win after allowing two runs on nine hits over six innings. Brent Leach allowed no runs over the final three and recorded his third save.

Adam Godwin doubled to open the game and James Tomlin beat out a bunt. Greg Jacobs lined an RBI single and Mark Bellhorn's double scored the second run. René Rivera singled to make it 3-0.

Carolina tapped Castillo for single runs in the third and fourth but the Suns struck again in the seventh with two out. Pinch-hitter Jamie Hoffmann and Godwin walked and Tomlin's double made it 4-2. Jacobs added a two-run single to close out the scoring.

Russ Mitchell doubled and scored in the eighth and Leach closed out the win.

Godwin and Tomlin had a single and a double each. Jacobs and Rivera added two singles.
  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	300 000 310-7
Carolina	001 100 000-2

  Jacksonville	ab r   h   bi ave
Godwin cf	3  2  2  0  .275
Tomlin rf-lf	5  2  2  1  .312
Jacobs lf	4  1  2  3  .276
Leach p	        1  0  0  0  .000
Bellhorn 1b	4  0  1  1  .265
Mitchell 3b	4  1  1  0  .307
Rivera c	4  0  2  1  .227
JGonzalez ss	4  0  0  0  .256
AGonzalez 2b	4  0  1  0  .268
Castillo p	2  0  0  0  .091
Hoffmann ph-rf	1  1  0  0  .277
  Totals	36 7 11 6
  Carolina	35 2 10 1
 
  2B- Godwin (6), Bellhorn (6),
Tomlin (11), Mitchell (7). RBI- 
Jacobs (3) (29), Bellhorn (4),
Rivera (16), Tomlin (14). LOB-
Jacksonville 5, Carolina 9. SB-
Hoffmann (10). DP- 2 Rivera,
AGonzalez; JGonzalez and 
Bellhorn. 

  Jacksonville	        in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (3-2)	        6.0  9  2-2  1  5  3.59
Leach (sv 3)	        3.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.80
  HBP- by Castillo. T- 2:34. Att- 5,782.
Slow Start Dooms Sixers
The 66ers fell behind 4-0 and could never recover, losing to Bakersfield 11-2. Josh Wall struggled with his control, walking five and allowing five hits before leaving in the fourth inning tagged with all four runs.

The Blaze's Jared Hyatt took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Joshua Bell followed a walk to Tommy Giles with an RBI triple. Hyatt ended his evening by fanning Austin Gallagher for his sixth strikeout of the game.

Gabriel Gutierrez singled home Jaime Pedroza in the eighth for the 66ers (19-31), who lost their seventh straight after winning four in a row.
  Score by innings
Bakersfield	201 100 025-11
Inland Empire	000 000 110- 2

  Inland Empire	r  h  bi  ave	
Rogowski lf	3  0  1  0  .270
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .217
Giles rf	3  1  0  0  .247
Santana dh	3  0  0  0  .303
Bell 3b	        3  0  1  1  .280
Gallagher 1b	3  0  0  0  .211
Pedroza ss	3  1  1  0  .228
Gutierrez c	3  0  1  1  .245
Lara 2b	        3  0  0  0  .216
  Totals	28  2  4  2
  Bakersfield	38 11 12 11

  2B- Pedroza (7), Rogowski (4).
3B- Bell (2). RBI- Bell (19),
Gutierrez (9). LOB- Inland Empire
3, Bakersfield 16. SB- Pedroza
(3). CS- rogowski (3).

  Inland Empire in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (3-2)	3.2  5  4-4  5  3  6.02
Rodriguez	3.1  1  0-0  2  3  9.45
Guerra	        1.0  4  7-7  4  1  5.14
Pratt	        1.0  2  0-0  1  1  5.92
  HBP- 2 by Wall, 2 by Guerra.
T- 3:01. Att- 2,197.
Loons Five Games Under .500
Brad Golden/Loons.com>br> The Fort Wayne Wizards snapped a 2-all tie with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Great Lakes Loons 3-2. All thee Wizards runs were unearned. They have now won four in a row over the Loons and finish the week winning six of seven from Great Lakes.

  The Loons took a 1-0 lead with a run in the second inning.  With two outs, Justin Fuller walked.  He then scored on a double by Alex Garabedian.

  The Wizards then overtook the Loons with a pair of runs in the fourth but he Loons tied the game with a run in the top of the ninth inning, with some help from the Wizards. 

With runners at first and second, one out and the Loons trailing by one run, Jaime Ortiz bounced a ball up the middle that appeared to be a tailor-made double play. But second baseman Andy Parrino bounced the throw to first to allow Erik Kanaby to score to tie the game at two.

  Then in the bottom half of the inning, the Wizards loaded the bases with no outs against reliever Miguel Ramirez on a single, a walk and an obstruction call against Ortiz. The Loons got a force at the plate but a fly ball to deep center drove in the game-winning run.  

Jason Miller started and allowed only six hits and a pair of unearned runs, dropping his ERA to 2.36. Ramirez (1-2) did not allow an earned run but recorded his second loss. He not allowed an earned run in 21.1 innings this year.  

The Loons/Wizards series concludes this afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	010 000 001-2
Fort Wayne	000 200 001-3

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby lf	4  1  1  0  .269
Rosario cf	3  0  0  0  .254
Lambo dh	3  0  0  0  .269
 Rivera pr-dh	0  0  0  0  .250
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .232
Silverio rf	4  0  1  0  .247
Fuller ss	2  1  1  0  .273
Garabedian c	3  0  1  1  .310
Baez 3b	        2  0  0  0  .186
Dalton 2b	3  0  1  0  .250
  Totals	26 2 7 1
  Fort Wayne	30 3 8 2

  Error- Fuller (5), Ortiz (3).
2B- Garabedian (5). RBI-
Garabedian (8). S- Baez, Rosario. 
LOB- Great Lakes 3, Fort Wayne 8.
CS- Silverio (1), Dalton (2),
Garabedian (2). DP- Dalton, Fuller
and Ortiz. 

  Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Miller	        7.0  6  2-0  3  1  2.36
Ramirez (1-2)	1.2  2  1-0  1  2  0.00
   T- 2:30. Att- 5,228.

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