James McDonald Wins First AAA Start

James McDonald struck as Las Vegas won 4-2 over New Orleans. Jacksonville out-slugged Mississippi 10-9 as Juan Gonzalez knocked in three. Four unearned runs hurt Inland Empire and dropped a 6-3 decision to Rancho Cucamonga. The Gulf Dodgers lost 7-1 to the Marlins and the Dominican Dodgers got one-hit the Blue Jays and won 2-0. Great Falls was rained out and the GCL Dodgers were not scheduled.

McDonald and Homers top New Orleans
Righthander James McDonald edged just a bit closer to Los Angeles and The Show as he allowed two hits and struck out 10 in six innings to win his first game with Las Vegas. Home runs by John Lindsey (2) and Jason Repko provided all the runs in a 4-2 victory.

McDonald (1-0), a 23-year-old right-hander in his first start after being promoted from Jacksonville, surrendered a leadoff home run and walked the second BayBear, then struck out the side. He allowed the only other hit, a single, in the third.

Lindsey lined a home run to tie the score in the second, and added his team-leading 22nd home run to give Jacksonville a 2-1 lead in the fourth. Lindsey finished 3-for-4.

Repko homered (#9) in the fifth with Wilkin Ruan on base with a single. He combined with Lindsey to collect five of the 51s eight hits.

Francisco Felix allowed a run in the seventh and Greg Miller provided an important strikeout before Tanyon Sturtze pitched the final 1.1 innings for his fourth save.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	010 120 000-4
New Orleans	100 000 100-2

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave	
Repko rf-cf	5  1  2  2  .277
Maza 3b-lf	3  0  0  0  .385
DeWitt 2b	4  0  0  0  .256
Lindsey 1b	4  2  3  2  .308
Chavez ss-3b	4  0  0  0  .291
Paul cf        	4  0  1  0  .305
 Sturtze p	0  0  0  0  .000
Ellis c        	4  0  1  0  .308
McDonald p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Felix p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .500
 Hu ss        	1  0  0  0  .329
  Totals	33 4 8 4
  New Orleans	31 2 5 2

  HR- Lindsey 2 (22), Repko (9).
RBI- Lindsey 2 (86), Repko 2 (42).
S- McDonald. LOB- Las Vegas 6, New
Orleans 5. DP- Miller, Chavez and
Lindsey.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald (1-0)	6.0  2  1-1  2 10  1.50
Felix        	0.1  2  1-1  1  1  7.71
Miller        	1.1  1  0-0  0  1  7.55
Sturtze (sv 4)	1.1  0  0-0  0  0  3.91
  T- 2 :23. Att- 5,354.
Suns Outlast Braves 10-9
In a game that saw one team or the other score in every inning but the fifth, Jacksonville piled up six runs in the final three innings to overcome Mississippi 10-9.

A total of 19 runs, 27 hits, four errors and 19 walks (11 by the Suns) kept the fans and the scorekeepers busy all night.

Danny Muggee started and was followed by Eric Dubose, in his first game with the Suns, Jacobo Meque, Travis Schlichting (4-3) and Kieran Mattison, who became the only Suns pitcher to not allow a run and earned his first save of his efforts.

Jacksonville led 1-0, 4-1, 6-4, 7-6 and 10-8 before they finally retired the last Braves batter.

Trailing 8-7 in the ninth, James Tomlin singled in Adam Godwin, who had doubled, to tie the score. Russell Mitchell's sacrifice fly and Juan Gonzalez's RBI single gave the Suns a 10-8 lead.

Tomlin and Gonzalez split six hits and had five RBI between them. Mitchell, Shane Justis and Ryan Rogowski added runs batted in.

Suns right-hander Jesus Rodriguez is scheduled to face Braves right-hander Jerome Gamble tonight.

  Score by Innings	
Jacksonville	102 100 213-10
Mississippi	010 201 221- 9

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin f	6  1  3  2  .302
De Jesus 2b	1  3  1  0  .306
Hoffmann rf	4  1  2  0  .285
Mitchell 1b	2  0  0  2  .264
JGonzalez ss	4  1  3  3  .277
May c        	6  0  0  0  .239
 Mattison p	0  0  0  0  .000
Justis 3b	4  2  1  1  .272
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .333
Gutierrez c	0  0  0  0  .236
Godwin cf	5  1  1  0  .276
Muegge p	2  0  0  0  .111
 DeBose p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Rogowski ph	1  0  1  1  .209
 meque p	0  0  0  0  .000
 AGonzalez 3b	0  1  0  0  .308
  Totals	36 10 12 10
  Mississippi	33  9 15  9
  
  Errors- May (5), Tomlin (13). 2B-
Hoffmann (16), JGonzalez 2 (20),
Tomlin (30), Godwin (14). RBI-
Mitchell 2 (56), JGonzalez 3 (56),
Tomlin 2 (33), Justis (31), Rogowski
(3). S- Mitchell, AGonzalez and
De Jesus. SB- De Jesus (13), Tomlin
(13).

  Jacksonville	   in  h  r-er bb so  era
Muegge        	  3.2  4  3-3  2  2  3.61
DuBose	          2.1  5  1-1  2  4  3.86
Meque 	          1.0  3  2-2  1  3  4.50
Schlichting (4-3) 1.1  2  3-3  2  1  4.53
Mattison (sv 1)	  0.2  1  0-0  0  1 15.88
  HBP- by DeBose. T- 3:54. Att- 2,077.
Quakes Shake 66ers 6-3
A four-run explosion in the first inning off Steve Johnson put Rancho Cucamonga on the right track to a 6-3 win over Inland Empire.

After the 66ers jumped into a 2-0 lead in the first inning on singles by Bridger Hunt, Justin Fuller and Matt Berezay, plus a sac fly by Austin Gallagher, he Quakes responded.

Racho Cucamonga rang up four unearned runs in the bottom of the inning, set up by an error on shortstop Jaime Pedroza. After the first inning, they outscored Inland Empire 2-1 to hold on to the lead.

Johnson (3-2) allowed a legitimate run in the second and worked six innings, surrendering seven hits and striking out nine Quakes.

Berezay's sac fly in the seventh drove in the final run.

Bridger Hunt had three singles and a double to earn four of the nine Inland Empire hits.

The rubber match will see Jordan Pratt start for the 66ers.

  Score by Innings	
Inland Empire	 200 000 100-3
Rancho Cucamonga 410 010 01x-6
 
  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt lf        	5  1  4  0  .271
Fuller 2b	4  1  1  0  .247
Berezay dh	2  0  1  1  .265
Gallagher 3b	2  0  0  0  .313
Locke 1b	4  0  1  0  .310
Giles rf        3  0  0  1  .280
Pedroza ss	4  0  1  0  .282
Garabedian c	4  0  0  0  .000
Robinson cf	4  1  1  0  .272
  Totals	32 3  9 2
  Cucamonga	32 6 11 6
 
  Error- Pedroza (18). 2B- Hunt
(10), Pedroza (27), Robinson (17).
RBI- Giles (82), Berezay (49). SF-
Giles, Berezay. LOB- Inland Empire
8, Rancho Cucamonga 6. SB- Hunt (4), 

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Johnson (3-2)	6.0  7  5-1  9  1  4.60
Pfeiffer	1.0  2  0-0  0  1  5.72
Guerra        	1.0  2  1-1  2  1  4.59
  T- 2:39. Att- 3,282.
Great Lakes
The Loons and Michigan were in the bottom half of the third inning in a 1-1 tie when lightening forced the second weather-related postponement of the game, the first 42 minutes long, and its final suspension.

The two clubs will resume the game today at 5:05 p.m. with the regularly-scheduled contest following the first game. Left-hander Miguel Sanfler (2-4, 3.22 ERA) will work the first game and righthander Given Kutz (3-3, 4.22) the second.

Ogden Not scheduled.

Marlins Smother GCL Dodgers
The Marlins handed the Gulf Coast League Dodgers a 7-1 loss, holding them to five its during the game.

The Coasties lost a chance to pick up ground on the Nationals. Both clubs lost and remain in a tie with identical 23-16 records.

Elisaul Pimentel started and allowed two hits a single unearned run over his five innings, striking out three, but the roof fell in at that point and the Marlins scored a pair of runs off Clayton Allison (0-1), who was making his first appearance with the Dodgers, and four off Fredy Quintero to put the game on ice.

The Dodgers tied the game briefly in the third without a hit when Pedro Guerrero walked and Lyndon Poole was hit by a pitch. Johan Garcia's fielder's choice provided their only run.

The Dodgers had a man on base every inning except the ninth, leaving nine of them on base.

  Score by Innings
GCL Marlins	001 002 220-7
GCL Dodgers	001 000 000-1

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa 2b        	2  0  1  0  .274
Garcia 3b	4  0  1  1  .267
Green dh	3  0  0  0  .250
Sands rf        2  0  0  0  .231
 Ray rf        	1  0  1  0  .190
Jacobs 1b	2  0  1  0  .250
 Mathews ph-1b	1  0  0  0  .000
Villalobos c	3  0  1  0  .214
New lf        	4  0  0  0  .230
Guerrero ss	3  1  0  0  .259
Poole cf	2  0  0  0  .167
Guzman cf	1  0  0  0  .231
  Totals	28 1 5 1
  Marlins	31 7 8 7

  Error- Guerrero (3). 2B-
Villalobos (1). RBI- Garcia (9).
S- Ynoa, Villalobos. LOB- Dodgers
9, Marlins 5. CS- Ynoa (3).

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pimentel	5.0  2  1-0  0  5  3.08
Allison (0-1)	1.0  3  2-2  0  1 18.00
Quintero	2.0  3  4-4  2  2  4.98
Rohan        	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  9.00
  HBP- Poole, Sands, by Quintero. 
One-Hit Pitching Wins for Dodgers
Four Dominican Dodgers combined to shut out the Blue Jays 2-0, allowing only a single hit.

Jose Dominguez (1-4) worked five innings and won his first game of the season, giving up a single leading off the fourth inning. Joel Lima, Leonel Beras and Ernesto Antuan were unhittable over the final four innings, with Antuan saving his first game.

The Dodgers scored both runs in the third inning when Jerry Castillo singled with one out and stole second base (#10). He moved to third on an error and with two out, scored on Yorneil Martinez's single. Adrian Aviles tripled in the second run.

Aviles added a single and led the Dodgers with a pair of hits.

  Score by Innings	
DSL Blue Jays2	000 000 000-0
DSL Dodgers	002 000 00x-2

  Dodgers	ab  r  h  bi  ave
Martinez cf	3  1  1  1  .250
Aviles rf	4  0  2  1  .272
Morales 3b	4  0  0  0  .299
Tavarez c	3  0  0  0  .238
Sucre dh	3  0  1  0  .284
BFranco lf	3  0  1  0  .196
Aguilar ss	3  0  0  0  .192
Castillo 1b	2  1  2  0  .255
 Lantigua 1b	1  0  0  0  .264
Charles 2b	3  0  0  0  .229
  Totals	29 2 7 2
  Blue Jays2	28 0 1 0

  2B- BFranco (9). 3B- Aviles (3).
RBI- Martinez (20), AViles (13).
LOB- Dodgers 4, BLue Jays2 3. SB-
Castillo 3 (12). CS- Castillo (6).
DP- Aguilar, Charles and Castillo. 

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dominguez (1-4)	5.0  1  0-0  1  4  5.63
Lima        	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  2.64
Beras        	2.0  0  0-0  1  3  2.65
Antuan (sv 1)	1.0  0  0-0  1  1  3.00
  PB- Tavarez (3). T- 2:01.	

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