Mitch Jones Grand Slam Leads Las Vegas

Las Vegas evened their series a game each with an 11-6 win over Omaha, keyed by Mitch Jones' first inning grand slam. Inland Empire collected a rare win at High Desert as Josh Wall worked seven innings in the 7-2 win. Great Lakes lost a 3-1 lead and the game on a late home run, losing 4-3 to Clinton. Jacksonville was rained out and will play two today.

Las Vegas 11 - Omaha 6
First baseman Mitch Jones complied with the old Chinese adage, "The longest journey begins with a single step", opening the game with a grand slam home run, his eighth of the season, to put Las Vegas on the way to an 11-6 win over Omaha.

The Royals went down kicking, however, closing to 4-3 in the third and 6-5 in the sixth before Chin-Lung Hu doubled with one out in the bottom of the inning and scored on rehabbing Juan Pierre's single. Xavier Paul's sac fly and John Lindsey's RBI single boosted the 51s lead to 9-5.

Kevin Howard and René Rivera added RBI-singles in the eighth.

All three Las Vegas pitchers were touched up in the game. Starter B.J. LaMura (1-1) allowed three runs in five innings and earned his first win of the season. Eric Cyr allowed two runs in two inning and Tanyon Sturtze surrendered a run over the final two frames.

Hu collected two singles and a double, while Jones finished the game with five RBI. Pierre, Repko, Paul, and Rivera had a pair of hits each.

RHP Miguel Pinango will face the Royals tonight,

  Score by Innings
Omaha 	        012 002 001- 6
Las Vegas	400 203 02x-11

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Pierre lf	2  2  2  0 1.000
Tiffee 1b	2  0  0  0  .276
Repko rf	4  1  2  1  .278
Paul cf        	4  2  2  2  .302
Lindsey dh	3  2  1  1  .314
MJones 1b-lf	4  1  2  5  .242
Chavez 3b	4  1  1  0  .988
Howard 2b	4  0  1  1  .272
Rivera c	5  0  2  1  .310
Hu ss        	5  2  3  0  .310
  Totals	37 11 16 9
  Omaha	        41  6 15 6

  Error- Rivera (2). 2B- Pierre
(1), Hu (2). 3B- Paul (4). HR-
MJones (8). RBI- MJones 5 (25),
Paul 2 (48), Lindsey (75), Repko
(34), Howard (27), Rivera (4). SF-
Paul. LOB- Las Vegas, Omaha 11.
SB- Paul (15). DP- Stutze, Hu and
Tiffee.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
LaMura (1-1)	5.0  8  3-3  2  4 6.75
Cyr        	2.0  5  2-2  1  1  6.32
Sturtze	        2.0  2  1-1  0  1  3.79
  T-3:07. Att- 3,777.
Jacksonville Rained out. The game will be made up with a two seven innings games today. Lefthander James Adkins, supplemental first round pick in 2007, will make his first start for the Suns after recording a 5-8, 5.34 record with Inland Empire.

Inland Empire 7 - High Desert 2
The 66ers won their second game in a dozen tries at High Desert. Starter Josh Wall limited the Storm to a single run over his seven innings, boosting his record to 8-4. Paul Koss saved his seventh, working the final two innings.

Inland Empire(18-15) piled up 13 hits in the win and pulled to within a half-game of division leading Rancho Cucamonga.

The 66er runs came in two clumps; four in the fifth and three in the ninth. They picked up five hits in the first four innings but didn't break through until Carlos Santana walked with the bases loaded in the fourth. A wild pitch added a second run and Austin Gallagher made it 4-1 with a two RBI single.

Santana added an RBI single and Drew Locke banged a two-run triple in the ninth to ice the cake.

Trayvon Robinson singled three times and scored twice in the leadoff slot. Locke added three hits and a pair of runs batted in. Gallagher also knocked in two and Santana boosted his RBI total to 96 with a pair of hits and a sacrifice fly.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 040 003-7
High Desert	000 100 010-2

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	5  2  3  0  .262
Hunt dh        	3  2  1  0  .261
Santana c	4  2  2  2  .320
Gallagher 3b	5  0  1  2  .320
Locke 1b	5  0  3  2  .313
Giles rf	4  0  1  0  .285
Berezay lf	4  0  1  0  .270
Pedroza ss	4  0  0  0  .292
Fuller 2b	4  1  1  0  .244
  Totals	38 7 13 6
  High Desert	32 2  9 2

  3B- Locke (4). RBI- Santana 2
(96), Gallagher 2 (41), Locke 2
(55). LOB- Inland Empire 8, High
Desert 6. DP- Giles and Santana;
Pedroza, Fuller and Locke.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (8-4)	7.0  7  1-1  1  4  5.58
Koss (sv 7)	2.0  2  1-1  2  1 3.46
  HBP- Giles. T- 2:54. Att- 1,004.
Clinton 4 - Great Lakes 3
A three-run home run in the eighth inning off All-star reliever Garrett White turned a 3-1 Loons lead into a 4-3 loss. White turned in a pair of shutout innings before allowing a pair of singles and the game-winning shot.

Starter Given Kutz allowed a run and three hits, striking out five before leaving after five innings.

Alfredo Silverio lived on an error, stole second and scored on an RBI double by Brandon Taylor in the second inning. Francisco Lizarraga singled to left and the Loons led 2-0.

Clinton scored once in the top of the fourth, but the Loons picked that run up when Preston Mattingly worked a two-out walk, Lizarraga banged his second single of the game and Rosario gave the Loons' a 3-1 lead with his second hit.

Great Lakes was held to six hits, and Lizarraga and Silverio split four of them.

The Loons (12-20) meet Clinton again tonight with left-hander Thomas Melgarejo, who has allowed just two earned runs in his last three starts (1.02 ERA), getting the ball for Inland Empire.

  Score by Innings
Clinton	        000 100 030-4
Great Lakes	020 100 000-3

  Great lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	3  0  2  1  .268
Kanaby dh	4  0  1  0  .275
Lambo lf	3  0  0  0  .291
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .257
Garabedian c	3  0  0  0  .279
Silverio rf	4  1  0  0  .246
Taylor 3b	4  1  1  1  .192
Mattingly 2b	3  1  0  0  .229
Lizarraga ss	4  0  2  1  .189
  Totals	34 3 6 4
  Clinton	35 4 8 4

  2B- Taylor (3). RBI- Tayor (11),
Lizarraga (6), Rosario (21). LOB-
Great Lakes 6, Clinton 7. SB-
Rosario (26).

  Great Lakes 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kutz        	5.0  3  1-1  3  5  4.52
White (1-1)	4.0  5  3-3  0  2  1.71
  HBP- by Kutz. T- 2:46. Att- 4,918.
Ogden Open date.

Cardinals 6 - GCL Dodgers 5
The Gulf Coast Dodgers dropped their third in a row and four of the last five when the Cardinals erased a 4-1 lead with a late rally, winning 6-5. Four of the Cardinal runs were unearned.

Eduardo Perez drew the start and worked five shutout innings, allowing a pair of hits and striking out six. Carlos Frias took over and gave up a run in the sixth to cut the Dodgers lead to 3-1.

Matthew Magill walked three and allowed a hit but might have escaped with only one run scoring except for an error that cost him two unearned runs. Carl Webster (1-1) was just as wild, walking three himself, and two more unearned runs tagged him with the loss.

Rafael Ynoa tripled in a pair of runs for the Dodgers and Johan Garcia, Jake New and Gorman Erickson each added a single RBI.

  Score by Innings
GCL Cardinals	000 001 302-6
GCL Dodgers	000 031 001-5
  
  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b        	4  1  1  2  .279
Garcia ss	4  1  1  1  .317
New lf        	5  0  1  1  .231
Jacobs 1b	3  0  0  0  .275
 Poole pr	0  0  0  0  .000
Collardo c	3  0  0  0  .326
 Guzman pr	0  0  0  0  .207
Villalobos c	1  0  0  0  .207
Sands rf	4  1  1  0  .211
Erickson dh	3  0  0  1  .317
Green 3b	2  1  0  0  .200
Bert cf        	2  1  0  0  .295
  Totals	28 5 5 5
  Cardinals	29 6 4 7
  Errors- Jacobs (1), Bert (1).
2B- New (3). 3B- Ynoa (1). RBI-
Ynoa 2 (11), Garcia (8), Erickson
(5), New (6). S- Garcia. LOB-
Dodgers 9, Cardinals 6. SB- Bert
(2). DP- Ynoa and Garcia. 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Perez        	5.0  2  0-0  0  6  3.21
Frias        	1.0  1  1-1  1  1  4.91
Magill        	0.2  1  3-1  3  1  1.04
Webster (1-1)	2.0  0  2-0  3  1  2.70
McCarter        0.1  0  0-0  0  0  4.76
  HBP- by Webster 2. 
Blue Jays1 2 - DSL Dodgers 0
The Dominican Summer League Dodgers (17-28) may have hit rock bottom, losing a 2-0 game to the Blue Jays in which they were held hitless. The shutout, their third in a row, increases their scoreless inning streak to 29 innings.

During that 29-innings stretch, the team could manage only seven hits.

The Dodgers were held to two hits in an 11-0 loss on the 22nd and had four hits while losing 11-0 on the 21st.

Rubby De La Rosa did his best in the difficult situation, pitching five innings and allowing three hits and no earned runs. Marlon Urriola added three scoreless innings.

  Score by Innings
DSL Dodgers	000 000 000-0
DSL Blue Jays1	200 000 00x-2

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Martinez cf	3  0  0  0  .228
Aviles rf	4  0  0  0  .262
Morales dh	4  0  0  0  .313
Tavarez c	4  0  0  0  .260
Sucre lf	0  0  0  0  .250
BFranco 3b	3  0  0  0  .206
Castillo 1b	3  0  0  0  .240
Aguilar 2b-ss	3  0  0  0  .194
Crispin ss	2  0  0  0  .250
 Charles 2b	1  0  0  0  .250
  Totals	27 0 0 0
  Blue Jays1	28 2 4 2

 Errors- Crispin 2 (16), BFranco
(13). LOB- Dodgers 4, Blue Jays1
4. SB- Sucre (2). CS- Sucre (1).
DP- Aguilar, Charles and
Castillo; Crispin and Castillo.

  Dodgers	  in  h  r-er bb so  era
De la Rosa (0-4) 5.0  3  2-0  0  6  1.73
Urriola        	 3.0  1  0-0  0  1  4.96
  HBP- by Urriola 2. T- 1:54.

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