Hu Raps Out Seven Straight Hits at Vegas

John Lindsey knocked in the winning run in the ninth as Vegas topped Omaha 8-7. Jacksonville lost 5-1 to Iowa. Inland Empire tripped Lake Elsinore 5-4 on Mike Berezay's RBI single. Quad Cities scored topped Great Lakes 5-2. Ogden evened their record at 19-19 with a 13-6 win over Casper. The Gulf Coast Dodgers topped the Marlins 5-4 and 4-3 and the Dominican Dodgers were off for the All-Star game.

Lindsey Does it Again
John Lindsey delivered his second walk-off hit in a week, belting a shot over a drawn-in outfield in the ninth inning to give the 51s an 8-7 win and their seasons-best fifth straight victory.

Lindsey, who also smacked two-run homer in the fifth to for a 6-4 lead, had dumped Omaha 4-3 with a walkoff, two-run shot in the 10th inning July 24th.

The 31-year-old Lindsey is batting .318, leads Las Vegas with 20 homers and 81 RBIs, and has 169 RBIs in 177 games since joining the 51s in he middle of the 2007 season, his first in Triple A and 13th in pro ball.

He had an excepional spring training and many thought he might make the big club but he was optioned to Las Vegas as an "insurance policy" in case of multiple injures on the Dodgers roster.

In the last of the ninth and the score tied 7-7, Luis Maza and Xavier Paul walked and Chin-lung Hu lived on an error to load the bases.

"All I had to do was get something to drive, the same as the other night," Lindsey told the Las Vegas Review-Union. "He gave me something to hit, I just stayed on it and it went my way. When the game's on the line, I want to be the guy with the bat. I'm glad it worked out that way."

Lindsey's hit gave the 51s a 58-51 record in the South Division and beat a Cubs team (63-45) that came in tied for the best record in the Pacific Coast League.

Mitch Jones put Las Vegas up 3-0 with a three-run shot in the first inning and Iowa fought back to tie the game in the seventh and eighth.

Center fielder Xavier Paul lined an RBI triple in the seventh that gave Las Vegas a 7-6 lead. But former Dodgers prospect Koyie Hill picked Paul off third base, then tied the game at 7-all with a booming leadoff homer in the eighth, clearing the 20-foot-high wall in center field, about 425 feet away.

Justin Orenduff started for Las Vegas and was tagged for seven hits and five runs, four earned, over five innings. He held a 6-4 lead when he loaded the bases in the sixth and turned the game over to Dwayne Pollok with none out.

Pollok got a run-scoring double play and a popup but then surrendered a run of his own in the seventh to tie the game at 6-6. Pollok (8-3) earned the win, allowing one earned run on four hits in four innings.

"By far he's our MVP of the season," 51s manager Lorenzo Bundy said of Pollok. "He's done everything -- relief, started, spot started. He's held this pitching staff together and he's been big for us all year."

Chin-Lung Hu, sent back to Vegas to reagain his batting eye, seems to have done just that.

He went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, a day after going 4-for-5 with two triples, four runs and four RBIs in a 13-8 win over Iowa.

Hu's three infield singles gave him seven straight hits and the offensive explosion boosted his average to an even .400.

B.J. LaMura draws the start tonight against the Cubs.

51s Notes -- Right-hander Eduardo Sierra was promoted to the 51s from Jacksonville, where he was 5-2 with a 4.82 ERA and eight saves. ...Mike Koplove and Terry Tiffee left to join the U.S. Olympic team. ...The 51s have reached 300,000 in attendance for the 26th straight season. A total of 306,789 fans have attended 58 home games this year for an average of 5,289 at Cashman Field.

  Score by Innings
Iowa 	        000 221 110-7
Las Vegas	300 030 101-8
 
  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Maza lf        	4  2  2  0  .422
Hu ss        	3  3  3  0  .400
Paul cf	        3  0  1  2  .304
Lindsey 1b	4  2  2  3  .318
MJones rf	4  1  2  3  .252
Chavez 3b	3  0  0  0  .295
Howard 2b	3  0  0  0  .262
 Pollok p	1  0  1  0  .150
Rivera c	4  0  1  0  .295
Orenduff p	2  0  0  0  .143
 Rundgren 2b	2  0  0  0  .198	
  Totals	30 8  12 8
  Iowa	        36 7 11 3

  Error- Maza (1). 3B- Paul (5).
HR- MJones (9), Lindsey (20). RBI-
MJones 3 (28), Paul 2 (53),
Lindsey 3 (81). S- Hu. SF- Paul.
LOB- Las Vegas 8, Iowa 6. CS- Maza
(2). DP- Chavez and Lindsey;
Rundgren and Lindsey.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff	5.0  7   5-4  4  3  7.20
Pollok (8-3)	4.0   4  2-1  1  1  4.52
  PB- Rivera (4). T- 3:12. Att- 2,405.
Jacksonville Dumped 5-1
A three-run home run off starter Jesus Rodriguez (1-3) in the third inning put the Suns in a hole they could never get out of. Carolina collected only three hits in the game but won 5-1.

Rodriguez allowed four runs --three earned-- and two hits but walked three. Luis Ferreras, recently jumped up from the Gulf Coast League, didn't allow a hit in his two innings of relief to run his scoreless streak to three and Anthony Tomey added a scorless eighth.

The Mudcats scored in the first inning on an throwing error by Suns third baseman Russell Mitchell and never trailed.

Adam Godwin drew a two-out walk in the fifth and came in on a single by Gabriel Gutierrez for the only Suns run.

The loss was Jacksonville's third loss in a row and they slipped to 15-21 in the second half.

Suns right-hander Danny Muegge will face the Mudcats in his third start of the season tonight in Zebulon.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 010 000-1
Carolina	103 000 01x-5

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 2b	3  0  1  0  .272
De Jesus ss	4  0  0  0  .292
Rogowski lf	3  0  1  0  .227
Gulledge 1b	3  0  0  0  .273
Mitchell 3b	4  0  0  0  .251
Hoffmann rf	4  0  0  0  .282
Godwin cf	3  1  1  0  .276
Gutierrez c	3  0  1  1  .229
Rodriguez p	1  0  0  0  .000
 AGonzalez ph	1  0  1  0  .335
 Ferreras p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Tomlin ph	1  0  0  0  .287
 Tomey p	0  0  0  0  .000
 JGonzalz ph	1  0  0  0  .270
  Totals	30 1 5 1
  Carolina	29 5 3 4

  Error-Mitchell (14). 2B- Justis
(13). RBI- Gutierrez (5). LOB-
Jacksonville 9, Carolina 7. SB-
Rogowski (1). 
  
  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Rodriguez (1-3)	4.0  2  4-3  3  2  4.88
Ferreras         2.0  0  0-0  1  1  0.00
Tomey        	2.0  1  1-1  2  3  5.40
  HBP- by Rodriguez 2, by Ferreras, 
Justis. T- 2:48. Att- 3,060.
66ers Edge Storm
Inland Empire topped Lake Elsinore 5-4 behind the pitching of Tim Sexton (4-10) who won his first start since April 19th. Jaime Pedroza helped with a two-run homer (#6) in the third inning.

Out-hit 12-8, the 66er bullpen allowed only four hits and a single run over the final four innings to preserve the win.

Inland Empire scored twice in the first inning and three times in the third, then defended the lead the rest of the way.

Sexton worked out of two bases-loaded jams in the third and fourth innings. He allowed eight hits and three runs, striking out five to win his first road start.

Austin Gallagher's two-run double in the first scored Pedroza and Tommy Giles to put the 66ers in the lead to stay.

With Trayvon Robinson on base with a single, Pedroza slugged a shot over the right field wall in the third. Giles and Drew Locke singled before Matt Berezay's RBI single made it 5-4

. The Storm wouldn't go away, scoring single runs in the third, fourth, fifth off Sexton but strong relief by David Pfeiffer and Matt Sartor surrendered only a single run before turning it over to Paul Koss who saved his eighth game with a one-two-three ninth.

Inland Empire is off today and will open a six-game homestand, starting with the Lancaster JetHawks, Tuesday.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	203 000 000-5
Lake Elsinore	001 110 100-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	3  1  1  0  .262
Pedroza ss	3  2  1  2  .285
Giles dh	3  2  1  0  .286
Locke 1b	4  0  1  0  .320
Gallagher 3b	4  0  1  2  .322
Berezay lf	4  0  2  1  .259
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  0  .227
Lara 2b        	4  0  1  0  .252
Lopez c	        3  0  0  0  .070
  Totals	32 5  8 5
  Lake Elsinore	36 4 12 2


  Error- Pedroza (17). 2B-
Gallagher (31).HR- Pedroza (6).
RBI- Gallagher 2 (48), Pedroza 2
(40), Berezay (39). LOB- Inland
Empire 4, Lake Elsinore 9. SB-
Pedroza (17), Robinson (20). CS-
Gallagher (3). DP- Pedroza, Lara
and Locke; Gallagher, Lara and
Locke.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Sexton (4-10)	5.0  8  3-3  1  5  5.51
Pfeiffer	1.2  3  1-1  0  0  6.69
Sartor	        1.1  1  0-0  0  0  2.89
Koss (sv 8)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.40
  HBP- By Sexton, by Pfeiffer.
T-2:55. Att- 1,867.
RiverBandits Steal Victory From Loons
Quad Cities jumped all over Great Lakes closer Miguel Ramirez in the ninth inning, spoiling a great start by starter Justin Miller and defeating the Loons 5-2 in front of 5,153 fans at Dow Diamond.

Miller, who had been 0-3 with a 7.27 ERA in the month of July, pitched six innings and allowed only a single run while striking out a season-high eight batters. The last time Miller had allowed less than three runs in a start was when he threw a Loons franchise-record 8.2 innings in a loss at Lansing on June 24.

The Midwest League leader in walks, Miller issued just one free pass but received a no-decision for his efforts. Bobby Blevins saw his first action since May 30 two scoreless relief innings before the game blew up in Ramirez's face.

The Loons took a slim, 2-1 lead into the ninth inning and Ramirez allowed a leadoff solo home run to tie the game at two, then a bases loaded walk, and a fielder's choice allowed a pair of Bandits cross the plate to make it a 5-2 Quad Cities lead. 

The Loons opened the scoring in the fourth on Eduardo Perez's RBI-single. In the fifth, Preston Mattingly scored on a wild pitch to make it a 2-0. 

  A solo home run in the sixth off Miller moved the River Bandits within a run.

The Loons conclude their six-game homestand and play the final game of a three-game series against Quad Cities this afternoon at Dow Diamond.

  Score by Innings
Quad Cities	000 001 004-5
Great Lakes	000 110 000-2

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  0  1  0  .266
Silverio rf	4  1  1  0  .225
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .292
Perez 1b	4  0  1  1  .265
Garabedian c	4  0  0  0  .266
Taylor 3b	3  0  0  0  .195
Mattingly 2b	2  1  0  0  .224
Ortiz dh	3  0  0  0  .203
Dalton ss	3  0  2  0  .245
  Totals	31 2 6 1
  Quad Cities	35 5 7 5

 RBI- Perez (8), LOB- Great Lakes 3,
Quad Cities 5. CS- Rosario (10).

Great Lakes	 in h  r-er bb so  era
Miller        	6.0  4  1-1  1  8  3.80
Blevins        	2.0  1  0-0  0  3  2.15
Ramirez (2-7)	1.0  2  4-4  3  0  3.92
  T- 2:29. Att- 5,153. 
Raptors Make it Six Straight
Ogden dropped Casper 13-6, winning their sixth game in a row and eight of the last nine to finish the first half of the season with a 19-19 record. The remarkable 18-9 surge came after the club opened the season 1-10.

"It was a good end to the half. We're playing pretty good," Raptors manager Mike Brumley told the Ogden Standard. "We've seen some great things over he past month. With our pitching, we got some guys who have a better command of he ball and we're swinging the bats pretty good."

An alert Pedro Baez pointed out to the umpire that a Casper base runner had missed third base on his way to tieing the game 3-3 in the second inning. The ump agreed and Ogden clung to their 3-2 lead.

Ogden then rolled up seven unanswered runs and came away with the win. They collected 14 hits, seven of them for extra bases.

Kyle Russell singled twice and doubled, knocking in four runs. Nick Buss added a pair of triples and a single, good for two RBI and Baez added his sixth home run.

Starting pitcher Robert Boothe was hit on the wrist by a line drive and reluctantly left after three innings with a 9-2 lead. Cal Stanke (2-2) worked the next three innings and gained the win.

Ogden hosts Orem, the first-half winner, in a three game series starting tonight.

  Score by Innings
Casper	020 021 010- 6	
Ogden	324 120 01x-13

  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss cf        	4  3  3  2  .282
Delmonico 2b	4  1  1  1  .379
Caseres dh	3  1  1  1  .269
 Arp ph-dh	0  0  0  0  .111
Russell rf	5  1  3  4  .319
Orr 1b        	6  1  2  0  .231
Baez 3b        	5  1  1  2  .293
Calfee lf	5  0  0  0  .233
Mier c        	3  2  1  0  .253
Becker ss 	4  3  2  1  .295
  Totals	39 13 14 11
  Casper	36  6 12  6

    Error- Baez (13). 2B- Delmonico
(5), Becker (4), Russell (7), Mier
(5). 3B- Buss 2 (2). HR- Baez (6).
RBI- Delmonico (9), Russell 4 (28),
Baez 2 (30), Buss 2 (6), Becker
(5), Caseres (19). SF- Russell.
LOB- Ogden 13, Casper 9. DP-
Dolmonico, Becker and Orr; Stanke
and Becker; Walter and Becker.

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Boothe	        3.0  6  2-2  0  4  5.23
Stanke (2-2)	3.0  4  3-3  2  5  6.75
Roberts	        2.0  1  1-0  3  3  5.91
Walter	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0 10.00
  HBP- Delmonico, Mier, by Boothe.
PB- Mier (3). t- 3:17. Att- 2,425.
Dodgers Win Pair of One-Run Games
The Gulf Coast Dodgers (19-11) fought off the Marlins twice, winning 5-4 and 4-3 to take a one-game lead in the East Division over the Nationals.

In the first game, Jerry Sands two-run homer (#6) in the second inning gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.

Trailing 4-3 in the fifth, Johancy Guzman walked and scored on Rafael Ynoa's double. Garett Green's sac fly drove Ynoa in and the Dodgers held on for the win.

Geri Tavares started and allowed all four runs but only three of them were earned. Three innings of scoreless relief work by Roberto Feliciano (1-0) gave him his first victory of the season.

Albie Goulder singled twice to lead the offense.

  Score by Innings Game 1
GCL Marlins	100 300 0-4
GCL Dodges	021 020 x-5

  Dodgers 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa ss        	2  1  1  1  .282
Jean 2b        	2  0  0  1  .238
Green dh	1  0  1  1  .256
Goulder 1b	3  1  2  0  .233
Sands rf	2  1  1  2  .215
Erickson c	3  0  0  0  .313
McGee lf	3  0  1  0  .256
Sullivan 3b	3  0  0  0  .033
Guzman cf	2  2  1  0  .200
  Totals	21 5 7 5
  marlins	26 4 8 3

  Error- Sullivan (2). 2B- Ynoa
(4). HR- Sands (5=6). RBI- Sands 2
(19), Jean (9), Ynoa (12), Green
(6).  S- Yona, Jean. SF- Green LOB-
Dodgers 4, Marlins 4. SB- Guzman 2
(3). CS- Green (2). DP- Ynoa, Jean
and Goulder.

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Tavarez        	4.1  5  4-3  2  1  3.63
Feliciano (1-0)	2.2  3  0-0  0  2  0.82
  HBP- by Tavarez. 
Second Game
An error and a wild pitch erased 2-1 deficit and gave the Dodgers a pair of runs in the third inning and they held on to stop the Marlins 4-3 in the second game.

Singles by Johan Garcia and Garett Green, a double steal and a ground ball provided a 1-0 lead in the first inning but the Marlins used a pair of sac flys to take a 2-1 lead in the third.

Green tripled and scored on Jerry Sands sac fly to give the Dodgers an insurance run in the fifth

Starter Carlos Frias went three innngs before Fredy Quintero (3-0) provided four strong innings of relief and picked up the win.

Green led the attack with a single, double and triple, boosting his average to .317. Rafael Ynoa added a pair of singles.

  Score by Innings- Game 2
GCL Marlins	002 0010-3
GCL Dodgers	102 010x-4

  Dodgers 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b        	4  0  2  0  .293
Garcia ss	3  2  1  0  .297
Green 3b	3  2  3  0  .310
Jacobs 1b	2  0  0  1  .257
Sands rf	1  0  0  1  .212
Collado c 	3  0  0  0  .286
New lf        	2  0  0  0  .217
Poole cf	3  0  1  0  .067
Bert dh        	3  0  0  0  .277
  Totals	24 4 7 2
  Marlins	29 3 8 3

  Error- Ynoa (3). 2B- Green (1).
3B- Green (2). RBI- Jacobs (14),
Sands (20). SF- Sands. LOB-
Dodgers 7, Marlins 6. SB- Green
(2), New (4), Garcia (7). 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Frias        	3.0  3  2-2  1  1  5.14
Quintero (3-0)	4.0  5  1-1  0  3  2.20
  HBP- New. 
DSL Dodgers-- Did not play because of the All-Star game, won 6-5 by the American League.

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