66ers Giles Knocks in the Winner Again

Terry Tiffee got four hits and Heath Totten earned the 51s 11-4 win over Tucson. Jacksonville lost 4-3 in 15 innings as second baseman Adolfo Gonzalez took the loss and Mobile's catcher earned the win. Great Lakes dropped a 6-2 contest to Lansing. The GCS Dodgers were beaten by the Marlins 5-4 and the DSL Dodgers lost a tough 1-0 game to the Royals. Ogden was not scheduled.

Vegas Mauls Tucson Las Vegas lined 17 hits into every corner of the park and got a strong start from Heath Totten. He combination resulted in an 11-4 win for the 51s.

Totten won his second game, working five innings and allowing seven hits an two runs, one earned. B.J. LaMura, fresh up from Jacksonville, saves his first for the Suns, allowing only two hits over the final four innings.

Terry Tiffee boosted his league-leading average to .392 with four hits in five trips, including his seventh home run of the season. Ramon Martinez banged his second round-tripper. John Lindsey and René Rivera chipped in with three runs each.

Las Vegas put the game away early, piling up a 9-2 lead after four innings. Jason Repko singled before Tiffee's homer in the first inning to put the 51s on the board.

Tiffee led off the third with a single, John Lindsey was hit by a pitch and Mitch Jones doubled them both home, then scored on a throwing error. Four runs in the fourth pretty much nailed the barn door shut. Tiffee padded his third hit of the game, Lindsey's double drove in one, Jones' sac fly another and Angel Chavez whacked an RBI double. A wild pitch added the fourth run.

Martinez added his home run in the seventh.

Johnson says 'Thanks but no thanks'
Starting the Triple-A All-Star Game is not a big deal for 51s right-hander Jason Johnson. The 10-year major leaguer has respectfully declined a chance to start for the Pacific Coast League in the July 16 game at Louisville, Ky.

"It's an honor, but my goal is to get to the big leagues, not to make an All-Star team in Triple A," said Johnson, 34, who is 10-5 with a 4.22 ERA for Las Vegas. "I figured there's a lot of young guys in Triple A who deserve a chance and I'm not going to take one of their spots."

The 6-foot-6-inch, 225-pound Johnson has a 55-98 record and 4.99 ERA in stints with seven major league teams: Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland, Boston and Cincinnati.

  Score by Innings
Tucson	        000 201 100- 4
Las Vegas	203 401 10x-11

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf	5  1  1  0  .278
Martinez ss	4  2  1  1  .278
Tiffee lf	5  3  4  2  .392
Lindsey 1b	4  3  3  1  .307
MJones rf	3  1  1  2  .241
Chavez 3b	5  0  2  2  .289
Howard 2b	5  1  2  1  .271
Rivera c	4  0  3  0  .314
Totten p	1  0  0  0  .000
 LaMura p	1  0  0  0  .500
  Totals	37 11 17 9
  Tucson	34  4  9 4

  Error- Repko (2). 2B- MJones (5),
Lindsey (23), Chavez (20), Howard
(9). HR- Tiffee (7), Martinez (2).
RBI- Tiffee 2 (54), MJones 2 (14),
Chavez 2 (50), Lindsey (67),
Howard (23), Martinez (11). S-
Totten 2. SF- MJones.  LOB- Las
Vegas 9, Tucson (. DP- Totten,
Martinez and Lindsey.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Totten (2-1)	5.0  7  2-1  1  2  4.72
LaMura (sv 1)	4.0  2  2-2  0  3  9.45
  HBP- Lindsey. T- 2:42. Att- 2,610.
Homer Drops Suns in 15th
Second baseman Adolfo Gonzalez had four hits in the Suns 4-3 loss to Mobile. He also was the losing pitcher (0-2), serving up a home run to the initial BayBears batter in the final inning. Mobile catcher Orlando Mercado shut out Jacksonville in the top of the inning to earn the win.

The two teams used 34 players (18 by Jacksonville), 10 pitchers, banged out 22 hits and left 28 runners on base in the four-hour, thirty-minute contest.

Mobile scored three in the second inning, then were shut off by Jacksonville pitching for 13 innings before the home run finally ended things.

Clayton Kershaw made his first start since being optioned to Jacksonville from Los Angeles, and received about his usual run support -- one. He allowed three runs, two earned, over six innings, walked two and struck out four. He left trailing 3-1.

Brent Leach (one inning), Eduardo Sierra (two), Danny Muggee (three) and Jacobo Meque (one) allowed only three more hits over their seven innings.

Jacksonville scored a single run in the fifth when Gonzalez singled, Adam Godwin hit into a force at second, Kershaw singled him to third and Shane Justis got the RBI with a ground ball.

Ivan De Jesus singled to drive in the second run after Matt Berezay and Justis had walked in the seventh. And pinch-hitter Juan Gonzalez walked in the eighth with the bases loaded to tie the game.

Adolfo Gonzalez singled four times, De Jesus singled twice and doubled. James Tomlin singled and doubled but the Suns left a whopping 20 runners on base, 10 of them from the 10th through the 15th innings.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 010 110 000 000-3
Mobile	        030 000 000 000 001-4

  Jacksonville	   ab r  h  b  ave
Justis 3b-lf	   6  0  0  1  .283
De Jesus ss	   7  0  3  1  .310
Hoffmann rf	   6  0  1  0  .289
Mitchell 1b-3b	   8  0  1  0  .272
Tomlin lf-cf	   7  0  2  0  .279
May c        	   7  1  1  0  .244
AGonzalez 2b-p	   7  0  4  0  .298
 Godwin cf	   3  1  0  0  .277
 Bellhorn ph-1b-2b 2  0  0  0  .255
Kershaw p	   2  0  1  0  .250
 Berezay ph	   0  1  0  0  .128
 Leach p   	   0  0  0  0  .000
 JGonzalez ph	   0  0  0  1  .271
 Sierra p	   0  0  0  0  .000
 Gutierrez ph	   1  0  0  0  .161
 Muegge p	   1  0  0  0  .250
 Meque p	   0  0  0  0  .000
 Schlichting ph-1b 1  0  1  0  .333
  Totals	   56 3 14 3
  Mobile	   51 4  8 2

  Error May (4), Tomlin (1). 2B-
De Jesus (14), Tomlin (24). RBI-
Justis (17), De Jesus (35),
JGonzalez (39). S- De Jesus.
LOB- Jacksonville 20. Mobile 8.
 
  Jacksonville 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kershaw	        6.0  4  3-2  2  4  2.37
Leach	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.48
Sierra	        2.0  0  0-0  0  0  5.12
Muegge	        3.0  2  0-0  1  1  4.76
Meque	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  5.40
AGonzalez (0-2)	1.0  1  1-1  0  1 13.50
  T- 4:30. Att- 2,361.
Sixers Sweep Mavericks
Inland Empire swept the four game series with High Desert, scoring in the last of the ninth on a two-out RBI single by Tommy Giles for a 6-5 victory to improve their league-leading record to 12-6.

The 66ers rolled up a 4-1 lead but High Desert tied the game 4-4 in the sixth inning, knocking starter Josh Wall out of the game.

Single runs in the second through fifth innings gave the 66ers their early margin. Jaime Pedroza (#4) homered in the second then drove in the second run with a single in the third. Ryan Rogowski's RBI double in the fourth and Giles homer (#10), in the fifth, gave Inland Empire a solid lead.

Giles broke the tie with an RBI single in the seventh but David Pfeiffer allowed the tying run in the eighth.

Paul Koss (2-0) took over in the ninth to shut the Mavericks down and then in the bottom of the inning Rogowski bounced a double over the center wall to open the inning and with two out, Giles third hit of the night, single to right-center, gave the red-hot 66ers their fourth win in a row.

Giles three hits and three RBI lead Inland Empire offense. Bridger Hunt, Austin Gallagher, Pedroza, Scott Van Slyke and Rogowski each had two hits. Rogowski was promoted to Jacksonville after the game.

The 66ers host the Modesto Nuts for the first game of a four game series tonight.

Santana Player of the Week
All Star catcher Carlos Santana was honored for the second time in a row as the California League Player of the Week.

Santana is having a breakout season and is moving quickly up the Dodgers' prospect chart. His 83 RBI is tops in all of the Minor Leagues.

The promising catcher leads the league in runs scored with 71 and with a glittering .422 on-base percentage. He also has one of the top 10 batting average among switch hitters at any position in all of Minor League Baseball (.318).

He joins teammates Tommy Giles and pitcher Tim Sexton as having won the California League's top award.

  Score by Innings
High Desert	001 003 010-5
Inland Empire	011 110 101-6

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski cf	5  1  2  1  .270
Hunt lf        	5  2  2  0  .255
Santana c	2  0  1  0  .318
Gallagher 1b	5  0  2  0  .295
Giles dh	5  1  3  3  .279
Pedroza ss	3  1  2  2  .296
Van Slyke rf	4  0  2  0  .254
Fuller 2b	3  1  0  0  .261
Lara 3b        	4  0  1  0  .259
  Totals	36 6 15 6
  High Desert	35 5 10 5

  Error- Fuller (4). 2B- Gallagher
(21), Lara (10) Rogowski 2 (13).
HR- Pedroza (4), Giles (10). RBI-
Pedroza 2 (33), Rogowski (35),
Giles 3 (62). S- Fuller. LOB-
Inland Empire 9, High Desert 6.
CS- Fuller (4), Santana (4), Van
Slyke (1). DP- Santana and Fuller. 

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall        	5.2  6  4-4  1  3  6.19
Felix        	1.1  2  0-0  0  2  3.31
Pfeiffer 	1.0  2  1-1  0  2  7.90
Koss (2-0)	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  2.57
  HBP- Santana, by Wall. T- 3:17. 
Att- 1,546.
LugNuts Drill Loons
Lansing took the rubber game of a three-game series night by a score of 6-2. With the game tied in the fourth Lansing scored a pair, then added a three-run homer in the sixth.  

The ‘Nuts scored first in the first but the Loons tied the game in the third with two out. With two strikes on Andrew Lambo, Erik Kanaby broke from first, drawing a throw from the Lansing pitcher. 

On the ensuing throw to second, Parker Dalton stole home just ahead of a high throw from the shortstop.  After the ball got away from the catcher, Kanaby tried to score all the way from first but was tagged out.  

The Loons did not score again until the eighth, when Lambo singled to score Kenley Jansen.  

Daigoro Rondon (4-8), making his first start since June 1, was the losing pitcher, allowing seven hits and three runs in four innings. Thomas Melgarejo also coughed up three runs in his two innings before Rob Zimmerman and Matthew Sartor each added s scoreless inning.  

Dalton was the only Great Lakes batter with two hits.

The Loons return to Dow Diamond to begin a six-game homestand Wednesday with the first of a three-game series against the Burlington Bees, an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	001 000 010-2
Lansing	        100 203 00x-6

  Great Lakes 	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Silverio rf	4  0  1  0  .262
Kanaby cf	3  0  1  0  .157
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .238
Taylor 3b	4  0  1  0  .238
Mathews 1b	4  0  1  0  .204
Lizarraga ss	4  0  0  0  .172
Mattingly dh	4  0  1  0  .230
Dalton 2b	3  1  2  0  .244
  Totals	31 2  8 1
  Lansing	34 6 10 6

  2B- Kanaby (7), Dalton (9). RBI-
Lambo (52). S- Jansen. LOB- Great
Lakes 5, Lansing 7. SB- Kanaby
(18), Dalton (4).  

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r  bi  ave
Rondon (4-8)	4.0  7  3-3  2  6  5.67
Melgarejo	2.0  3  3-3  1  1  4.20
Zimmerman	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
Sartor	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.51
  T- 2:37. Att- 2,813.
Ogden open date.

Marlins top Coasties 5-4
The Marlins piled up five runs in the first three innings, tagging Yhency Brazoban for one run and Eduardo Perez (1-1) for four more over his three innings. Carlos Frias and Matt McGill worked scoreless innings.

The GCL Dodgers stayed with the Marlins early on, taking a 3-2 lead in the second before the three-run third did them in.

Franklin Jacobs singled twice, while Lenell McGee and Gerald Sands added doubles.

  Score by Innings
Marlins	113 000 000-5
Dodgers	120 010 000-4

Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa ss        	5  1  1  0  .375
Guerrero 3b	5  0  0  0  .214
Sands rf        4  1  1  1  .238
Jacobs 1b	4  0  2  0  .349
New lf        	3  0  1  0  .206
Villalobos c	3  1  1  0  .188
 Jean pr	0  0  0  0  .353
 Collado c	0  0  0  0  .391
McGee cf	4  1  1  0  .217
Garcia 2b	4  0  1  1  .286
Bert dh        	3  0  0  0  .333
  Totals	35 4  8 2
  Marlins	31 5 13 5

  2B- McGee (3), Sands (4). RBI-
Garcia (6). LOB- Dodgers 6, Marlins
9. SB- Ynoa (4), SB- Bert (3). DP-
Ynoa and Jacobs.

   Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Brazoban	1.0  2  1-1  1  1  4.50
Perez (1-1)	3.0  8  4-4  1  2  4.24
Frias	        3.0  1  0-0  3  2  3.52
Magill	        2.0  2  0-0  0  0  0.00
  HBP- New, Bert. 
DSL Dodgers Edged 1-0
In a tight pitcher's duel, the Royals pushed over the run in the top of the ninth to top the Dodgers 1-0. Each team had four hits in the game.

A two-out double in the ninth accounted for the winning run off reliever Joel Lima (1-2). Antonio Castillo started and gave up only a single hits in his six innings.

The Dodgers got the tying run to second base in the last of the ninth when Tito Franco singled and stole second with one out. But Bladimir Franco and Marlon sucre were unable to move him around.

Franco led the Dodgers with a single and a double.

  Score by Innings
Royals	000 000 001-1
Dodgers	000 000 000-0

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Martinez cf	4  0  0  0  .236
Aviles lf	4  0  1  0  .305
Morales 2b	2  0  0  0  .358
Tavarez c	4  0  0  0  .256
TFranco rf	3  0  2  0  .242
 Castillo pr	0  0  0  0  .242
BFranco 3b	4  0  0  0  .273
Sucre dh	2  0  0  0  .283
Lantigua 1b	3  0  1  0  .257
Crispin ss	2  0  0  0  .236
  Totals	28 0 4 0
  Royals	30 1 4 1

  2B- TFranco (4). LOB- Dodgers 7,
Royals 4. SB- Castillo (6), Aviles
(4). CS- Martinez 2 (8), Morales
(4).

  Dodgers 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo	6.0  1  0-0  2  5  1.24
Lima (1-2)	3.0  3  1-1  0  0  1.83
  T- 2:25.

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