Las Vegas and Suns record wins on Sunday

John Lindsey's three run homer in the ninth won a 6-3 decision for Las Vegas. Jacksonville waited out a long rain delay, then beat Huntsville 4-3 behind reliever turned starter Joe Jones. Inland Empire saw a 6-6 tie go up in smoke when Lansing scored 11 i the seventh and won 18-6. The DSL Dodgers, who lost 4-1 on Saturday, did not play Sunday.

Lindsey's Homer Sinks Bees
John Lindsey smashed a game-winning home run in the ninth inning and, along with tight pitching, Las Vegas swatted Salt Lake City 6-3.
 While the Pacific Coast League does not 
play a spilt schedule, here is the 51s 
record at just over the half-way mark:

Pacific Coast League
 South Division	  w-l   pct   gb
Sacramento	41-19  .586   --
Las Vegas	39-32  .549   2.5
Fresno	        32-37  .464   8.5
Tucson 	        27-44  .380  14.5
Justin Orenduff started and allowed only three hits but one of then was a fourth inning home run. He left after six innings after allowing nine hits and two runs, four walks and striking out six and with a 3-2 lead.

The 51s scored in the first when leadoff man Jason Repko singled, stole second base and scored when Xavier Paul singled. They boosted the lead to 3-1 in the fourth on singles by Angel Chavez and Sergio Garcia. A wild pickoff attempt at first scored Chavez and Wilkin Ruan's ground ball to the right side drove in Garcia.

Greg Jones, leading 3-2, took over in the seventh and with one out hit a batter and walked another. Greg Miller took over and allowed a game-tying single but then struck out the final man in the inning to preserve the tie.

Miller (2-2) worked a scoreless eighth and the ninth inning smash by Lindsey, his 14th of the season, with Repko and Terry Tiffee on base, put Miller in line for the win.

Brian Falkenborg worked an easy 1-2-3 ninth for his 12th save.

Lindsey, Chavez, Garcia and Ellis all collected two hits.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	100 200 003-6
Salt lake	010 100 100-3

  Salt Lake	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	4  2  1  0  .269
Paul cf        	4  0  1  1  .296
Tiffee 3b	3  1  1  0  .417
Lindsey 1b	5  1  2  3  .332
Griffin dh	5  0  1  0  .286
Chavez 2b	5  1  2  0  .275
Garcia ss	4  1  2  0  .315
Ellis c        	2  0  2  0  .314
  Totals	36 6 13 5
  Salt Lake	29 3  4 3

  Error- Paul 4. 2B- Chavez (13). 
HR- Lindsey (14). RBI- Paul (41),
Ruan (6), Lindsey 3 (54). S- Ellis
Paul. LOB- Las Vegas 10, Salt Lake
7. DP- 2 Garcia, Chavez and Lindsey;
Paul, Garcia and Chavez.

  Salt Lake	    in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff	   6.0  3  2-2  4  6  5.25
GJones        	   0.2  0  1-1  1  2  4.88
GMiller (2-2) 	   1.1  1  0-0  2  1  5.23
Falkenborg (sv 12) 1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.94
  HBP- 2 by Jones. T- 2:52. Att- 5,574.
Suns Win First Half Finale
Jacksonville waited out a 3 1/2 hour rain delay, then edged Huntsville 4-3 in the final game of the Southern Division's first half. It was the Suns third win in the four-game series and their pitching held the Stars, who came into the series with a .300+ average, to a .207 mark.

The final first half standing:

Southern League
 South Division	  w-l   pct  gb
Birmingham	40-30  .571   --
Montgomery	34-36  .486   6.0
Jacksonville	33-37  .471   7.0
Mississippi	30-40  .429  10.0
Mobile	        29-41  .414  11.0
Jesus Castillo (5-3) pitched six innings and allowed seven hits and three runs. Travis Schlicting worked two and Zach Hammes saved his second game. Between them they allowed a single hit and fanned three.

The Suns held onto a three-run first inning after Adam Godwin singled, Ivan DeJesus walked and Jamie Hoffmann slugged his fourth homer of the season over the left field wall. The eventual winning run scored on the fourth on an RBI single by Gabriel Gutierrez.

The Jacksonville win kept Hunstville from clinching the first-half title and when the Suns meet West Tenn in a six game series starting Tuesday, the first game of the series will be the playoff for first in the division.

Jacksonville finished the first half with a 33-37 record, and Suns manager John Shoemaker summed up the first 70 games with one word to Jeff Elliott of the Jacksonville The Times-Union.

"Inconsistency," he said. "We had moments of greatness, and we had moments of mediocrity. We had inconsistencies with our pitching and offensively, we have some newcomers here that were just trying to figure out what Double-A is all about.

"That probably describes us best the first half, being an inconsistent team, winning four or five in a row, then losing six, or winning three, losing two. We never got on a big winning streak and we only had two losing streaks of more than three in a row."

Shoemaker said he likes the team chemistry, and the team is playing hard. The Suns are likely to stay together much of the second half with the possible exception of a pitcher or two.

Jacksonville opens second-half action Tuesday at Birmingham.

  Score by Innings
Huntsville	000 003 000-3
Jacksonville	300 100 00x-4 

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cf	4  1  1  0  .281
De Jesus ss	2  1  0  0  .296
Hoffmann rf	3  1  1  3  .294
Bellhorn 1b	4  0  0  0  .229
Mitchell 3b	4  0  1  0  .227
Berezay lf	3  0  0  0  .150
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .000
 JGonzalez ph	1  0  0  0  .282
 Hammes p	0  0  0  0  .000
Justis 2b	3  1  0  0  .252
Gutierrez c	2  0  2  1  .154
Castillo p	2  0  0  0  .118
 Tomlin lf	1  0  1  0  .290

  Totals	29 4 6 4
  Huntsville	30 3 8 3
  
  Error- Berezay (1). 2B- Tomlin (18). 
HR- Hoffmann (4). RBI- Hoffmann 3 (32), 
LOB- Jacksonville 5, Huntsville 7. 
SB- Mitchell (8), Godwin (15). 
CS- Hoffmann (4). 

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (5-4)	6.0  7  3-3  1  4  3.30
Schlichting 	2.0  1  0-0  0  3  3.38
Hammes (sv 2)	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  6.46
  HBP- by Schlichting. T- 2:25 (3.27 
delay). 3,897.
66ers End First Half With a Loss
Inland Empire (31-39) dropped a 9-3 decision to Stockton in the final game of the California League first half. However, after a horrendous opening month, during which they were 8-19, they recorded a 23-20 record.

 Final first half standings:

California League
 South Division	  w-l   pct  gb
Lancaster	36-34  .514  --
High Desert	32-38  .457  4.0
Lake Elsinore	32-38  .457  4.0
Inland Empire	31-39  .443  5.0
Racho Cucamonga	30-40  .429  6.0
  
Reliever Joe Jones was given a spot start, and he allowed one run in four innings on three hits, fanned two and walked one, lowering his ERA to 2.96.   

David Pfeiffer (0-2), was pounded for seven runs on six hits in the fifth inning and took the loss. Josh Wall, Paul Koss and Jordan Pratt combined to hold the Ports to a pair of hits and a single run over the final three innings.

Inland Empire scored in the fourth when Trayvon Robinson and Drew Locke doubled and in the ninth inning Tommy Giles pounded his seventh homer of the season with Andy Van Slyke on base.

Lake Elsinore and High Desert will have a one game advantage over Inland Empire for the Wild Card when second-half action starts.

Jesus Rodriguez, who has been outstanding in two starts since moving from the bullpen, will start for the 66ers.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 100 002-3
Stockton	000 171 00x-9
 
  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi ave
Rogowski lf	4  0  0  0  .284
Robinson cf	4  1  1  0  .260
Santana c	4  0  1  0  .298
Locke 1b	3  0  1  1  .317
Van Slyke rf	4  1  1  0  .194
Giles dh	4  1  1  2  .270
Pedroza ss	2  0  0  0  .264
Fuller 2b	4  0  1  0  .256
Lara 3b        	3  0  1  0  .249
  Totals	32 3  7 3
  Stockton	35 9 11 9

  Error- Pedroza (10) 2B- Locke
(18), Robinson (12), Lara (9).
HR- Giles (7). RBI- Locke (27),
Giles 2 (43). SF- Locke. LOB- 
Inland Empire 5, Stockton 6.
SB- Robinson (13).

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Jones        	4.0  3  1-1  1  2  2.96
Pfeiffer (0-2)	1.0  6  7-7  2  1 11.42
Wall        	1.0  1  1-1  0  1  5.61
Koss        	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.92
Pratt        	1.0  1  0-0  1  1  5.57
  T- 2:31. Att- 3,447.
Lugnuts Smash Loons, win Title
Lansing used a pair of home runs and 11-runs in a wild eighth inning to defeat the Great Lakes in front of a sellout crowd of 5,586 fans at Dow Diamond by a score of 18-6.

The eighth inning featured 11 runs, seven Lansing hits, and four walks off of a trio of Loons relievers. Lansing had four home runs in the game.  

 Final first half standings:

Midwest League
 Eastern Division      w-l   pct   gb
Lansing	             39-31  .557   --
West Michigan	     39-31  .557   --
Fort Wayne	     37-33  .529   2.0
South Bend	     33-36  .478   5.5
Great Lakes	     30-39  .435   8.5
Dayton	             28-40  .412  10.0
Jaime Ortiz had one of his best games of the season with a double, triple and home run as a bright spot for the Loons offensively. Brian Mathews added a two-run double.

  The Loons were in the thick of the fight, tied 6-6 when the roof fell in on them in the eighth.

Bryan Morris started and left in the second inning, having allowed a pair of runs on four hits. Daigaro Rondon worked trough the sixth and left the game tied 6-6.

Miguel Sanfler, Thomas Melgarejo and Wilfredo Diaz were thumped, each of them allowing four runs over the final three innings.

RHPs Steven Johnson and Miguel Ramirez, catcher Kenley Jansen and outfielder Andrew Lambo will represent Great Lakes on the East Squad in the Midwest League All-Star game Tuesday at Dow Diamond in Midland, Michigan.

  Score by Innings
Lansing	        111 102 0[11]1-18
Great Lakes	200 020 2  0 0- 6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby lf	5  1  2  0  .294
Rosario cf	4  1  2  0  .267
Mathews 3b	5  0  1  2  .212
Garabedian c	4  0  0  0  .308
Mattingly dh	3  0  0  0  .255
Silverio rf	4  0  0  0  .277
Dalton 2b	4  1  1  0  .269
Ortiz 1b	4  2  3  2  .211
Becker ss	4  1  1  1  .203
  Totals	37  6 10  5
  Lansing	47 18 22 18

  2B- Mathews (13), Rosario (12),
Ortiz (8). 3B- Ortiz (1). H:R- Ortiz
(7). RBI- Mathews 2 (17), Ortiz 2
(17), Becker (3). LOB- Great Lakes 6,
Lansing 11. DP- Ortiz and Becker.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Morris	        1.2  4  2-2  1  1  4.25
Rondon	        4.1  8  4-4  0  9  6.27
Sanfler (1-2)	1.0  2  4-4  2  1  4.12
Melgarejo	0.1  4  4-4  0  1  4.86
Diaz        	1.2  4  4-4  4  1 12.51
  WP- Morris. T- 3:20. Att- 5,586.
Blue Jays Top Dodgers
The Blue Jays2 topped the DSL Dodgers 4-1 Saturday in a game that went unreported until late on Sunday. The Dodgers were held scoreless after Rafael Aybar homered leading off in the bottom of the first inning to tie things at 1-1. The Dodgers did not play on Sunday.
While the Dominican Summer League
has only been underway for about 
two weeks, here is the standings:

DSL Boca Chica
 South Division	w-l   pct  gb
Giants	        8-3  .727  --
Mets	        8-3  .727  --
Blue Jays2	9-4  .692  --
Dodgers	        7-5  .583  1.5
Rays	        6-5  .545  2.0
Red Sox	        6-5  .545  2.0
Cubs2	        6-7  .462  3.0
Yankees1	6-7  .462  3.0
White Sox2	5-7  .417  3.5
Marlins	        4-9  .308  5.0
Royals	        3-7  .300  4.5
Blue Jays1	3-9  .250  5.5
Enily Morales also doubled in the first inning, then 12 straight Dodgers were retired before Alexis Crispin singled in the fifth. The Dodgers didn't get two hits in any one inning after the first until the ninth when Tito Franco, Erick Lantigua and Marlon Sucre singled to load the bases with one out. A double play ended the inning and the game.

Marlon Urriola started for the Dodgers and allowed four hits and a single run (a home run in the first) before leaving in the fifth inning. Gustavo Gomez (0-1) allowed a single run in the seventh and that was enough to tag him with the loss.

Joel Lima surrendered a run in the eighth and Yennifree Hanson was tapped for an unearned run in the ninth.

  Score by Innings
Blue Jays2	100 000 111-4
Dodgers	        100 000 000-1

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Aybar 2b	4  1  1  1  .143
Aviles cf	3  0  0  0  .314
Morales 3b	4  0  1  0  .381
Tavarez c	4  0  1  0  .250
TFranco rf	4  0  1  0  .250
Lantigua 1b	4  0  1  0  .219
 Charles pr	0  0  0  0  .429
Sucre dh	4  0  1  0  .366
Crispin ss	4  0  1  0  .238
Castillo lf	3  0  0  0  .250
  Totals	34 1 8 1
  Blue Jays2	31 4 8 4

  Error- Hanson (1). 2B- Morales
(8). HR- Aybar (1). RBI- Aybar
(1). LOB- Dodgers 7, Blue Jays2
13. DP- Morales, Aybar and 
Lantigua. 
  
  Dodgers 	in  h  r-er  bb so  era 
Urriola	        4.2  4  1-1  3  3  7.50
Gomez (0-1)	2.0  1  1-1  2  3  1.80
Lima        	1.0  1  1-1  1  0  2.57
Hanson	        1.1  2  1  0-0  0  2.08
  WP- Lima. HBP- by Urriola, by Gomez.

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