L.A. Minor League Clubs Swept

All four Dodger minor league clubs lost Friday, scoring six total runs in the process. Las Vegas collected five of them in a 7-5 loss to Tucson; Jacksonville and Great Lakes were shut out 3-0 and 1-0 by Birmingham and Lansing despite Bobby Blevins 10 strikeouts for the Loons and Inland Empire dropped an 8-1 decision to Lancaster.

Vegas Loses Lead, Game
Las Vegas jumped into a 3-1 lead but Tucson tied it at 3-3, then went on to hand the 51s their third loss in a row by a 7-5 margin. Justin Orenduff started for the 51s and gave up five hits and three runs in four innings. Left-hander Matt Riley (0-1) allowed only a single runs but took the loss.

Yhency Brazoban was ineffective again, allowing three runs in one inning on the mound and his ERA blossomed to 13.50.

Las Vegas scored a single run in the first, third and fourth innings. Xavier Paul singled to lead off the game and advanced when the Tucson outfielder fumbled the ball. Angel Chavez's RBI single drove him in. In the third, Chavez doubled with two our and Andy LaRoche knocked him in with a single and in the fourth, Paul scored Orenduff, who has singled, with his second hit of the game.

The Sidewinders scored the next six runs before A.J. Ellis walked in the eighth and wit two out, pinch-hitter Wilkin Ruan singled. Sergio Garcia's single scored both runners and Paul added another hit to put they tying run on base but that is as close as Las Vegas would come.

Paul went 3-for-5 and Chavez and Greg Jacobs had a pair of hits each.
  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	101 100 020-5
Tucson	        001 201 30x-7

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf	        5  1  3  1  .292
 Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .000
Chavez 2b-ss	5  1  2  1  .268
LaRoche 3b	3  0  1  1  .270
Lindsey 1b	4  0  1  0  .339
Griffin lf	5  0  0  0  .263
Ellis c	        4  1  0  0  .301
Jacobs rf	4  1  2  0  .400
 Lizarraga ss	3  0  0  0  .136
 Ruan ph-cf	1  1  1  0  .387
Orenduff p	2  0  1  0  .083
 Riley p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Brazoban p	0  0  0  0  .000	 
 Garcia ph-2b	1  0  1  2  .400  
  Totals	37 5 12 5
  Tucson	36 7 12 7
 
  Error- Orenduff (2). 2B- Chavez
(7). RBI- Chavez (31), LaRoche
(21), Paul (31), Garcia 2 (9).
LOB- Las Vegas 10, Tucson 7.

  Las Vegas	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff	4.0  5  3-3  0  4  5.52
Riley (0-1)	2.0  4  1-1  1  1  3.43
Brazoban 	1.0  3  3-3  1  0 13.50
Koplove	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.03
  T- 2:50. Att- 6,122.
Suns Blanked at Birmingham
Jacksonville was held to five scattered singles and dropped a 3-0 decision at Birmingham, spoiling strong pitching by starter Jesus Castillo and reliever Travis Schlicting.

Castillo (3-3) surrendered only a two-run home run in his five inning start. He allowed four hits and struck out four. Schlicting was tagged with an unearned run over the final three innings.
  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 000 000-0
Birmingham	020 000 10x-3

  Jacksonville	a r  h  bi  ave
DeJesus 2b	3  0  1  0  .309
Tomlin lf	4  0  0  0  .295
Hoffmann rf	4  0  1  0  .280
May c	        3  0  0  0  .273
Bellhorn 1b	4  0  1  0  .231
Mitchell 3b	3  0  0  0  .295
Berezay dh	3  0  1  0  .375
Justis ss	3  0  1  0  .275
Godwin cf	3  0  0  0  .273
  Totals	30 0 5 0 
  Birmingham	29 3 6 3

  Error- Mitchell (5). LOB-
SB- Hoffmann (11). DP- De Jesus,
Justis ad Bellhorn.

  Jacksonville 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (3-3)	5.0  5  2-2  1  4  3.59
Schlichting	3.0  1  1-0  1  1  3.86
  T- 2:13. Att- 6,860.
Sixers Drop 11th Game in Last 14
Inland Empire's woes continue as they were tagged with an 8-1 loss by Lancaster, dropping the Sixers to 22-33 on the season. The JetHawks led 6-0 before allowing a run. Despite the loss, they are only three games behind the league leaders with 16 games left to play in the first half.

JetHawks starter Chris Jones struck out 11 Sixers, including Carlos Santana, Drew Locke, Austin Gallagher, Tommy Giles, and Bridger Hunt in succession.

Josh Wall started and worked four scoreless innings before Lancaster scored twice in the fifth and ran eight batters to the plate in the sixth to take a 6-0 lead. Javy Guerra was also roughed up before Garrett White shut the JetHawks off the final two innings.

Wall (3-3), was KO'ed in the sixth after allowing six hits and five runs. Guerra surrendered three runs over his 1.2 innings.

Santana's sacrifice fly in the sixth drove in Jaime Pedroza who had singled. The Sixers had only one hit over the final three innings, coming when Austin Gallagher singled in the ninth.

Pedroza (2-for-4, double), and Christian Lara (1-for-2) led the offense.

The 66ers host the Lancaster JetHawks tonight.
  Score by Innings
Lancaster	000 024 200-8
Inland Empire	000 001 000-1

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Pedroza ss	4  1  2  0  .259
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .230
Santana c	2  0  0  1  .303
 Ishibashi ph-c	1  0  0  0  .000
Locke dh	4  0  1  0  .285
Gallagher 1b	4  0  1  0  .211
Giles rf	4  0  0  0  .236
Hunt 2b	        4  0  0  0  .246
Lara 3b	        2  0  1  0  .224
Rogowski lf	3  0  0  0  .254
  Totals	28 1  6 1
  Lancaster	39 8 12 8

  Error- Santana (12). 2B-
Pedroza (9). 3B- Lara (3). RBI-
Santana (41). SF- Santana. LOB-
Inland Empire 6, Lancaster 10.

  Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (3-3)	5.1  6  5-5  2  4  6.29
Guerra	        1.2  5  3-3  1  1  5.96
White	        2.0  1  0-0  2  1  8.16
  HBP- by Wall. T-2:49. Att- 4,128.
Lefty Lugnuts Blank Loons
Brad Golden/Loons.com Lefthanded Lugnuts are difficult for righthanders to figure out and so it was for the Loons who ran into a pair of lefties who tight-roped their way to a 10-hit shutout and a 1-0 victory.  

The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Loons.  

The Lugnuts struck for the game's lone run in the first inning. A lead off double, a one-out single and a ground ball allowed the only run to score.  

Bobby Blevins (2-4) fired six innings in his first start of the season, striking out a career-high 10 batters, but he was the tough-luck loser.  Blake Brannon hurled two perfect innings of relief.   

Erik Kanaby had three hits to lead the Loons. They had a chance to tie the score in the top of the ninth inning. Silverio singled and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Pedro Baez. Justin Fuller followed with a single to right. 

Silverio tried to score but was gunned out at the plate by the right fielder, whose throw was up the third-base side of the plate, but in time to retire Silverio.  

The Loons (25-28) and Lugnuts (29-25) conclude their series tonight with right-hander Kyle Smit (1-3) will be opposed by lefty Brad Mills (3-2).  

The Loons return to Dow Diamond Sunday for the start of an eight-game homestand and a four-game series against Fort Wayne. 
  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 000-0
Lansing	        100 000 00x-1

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby dh	4  0  3  0  .285
Rosario cf	4  0  0  0  .257
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .267
Silverio rf	4  0  2  0  .281
Ortiz 1b	3  0  0  0  .227
Baez 3b	        0  0  0  0  .181
Fuller ss	4  0  2  0  .273
Rivera 2b	4  0  1  0  .263
 Mathews 3b-1b	3  0  0  0  .198
Garabedian c	3  0  1  0  .313
  Totals	33	0 10 0
  Lansing	28	1  4 1
 
  2B- Lambo (14). S- Baez. LOB- 
Inland Empire 7, Lansing 3. CF-
Garabedian (3).

  Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Blevins (2-4)	6.0  4  1-1  0 10  2.27
Brannon	        2.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.68
  T- 2:12. Att- 5,227.

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