Dutton, Van Slyke Spark Raptors, 66ers

Las Vegas rolled to a big lead, then had to beat the Grizzlies off to earn a 7-6 win. Jacksonville averted a no-hit bid but lost 3-1 to Chattanooga. Inland Empire popped Modesto 11-4. keyed by Scott Van Slykes' four hits. Great Lakes lost a wild, 10-9 game and Ogden topped Helena 6-5 in 11 with Jon Dutton fanning 13. The DSL Dodgers lost 4-2 to the Blue Jays and the GCL Dodgers didn't play.

Pinango Helps 51s to a Win
Miguel Pinango pitched six strong innings, but Fresno mounted a furious rally, helped by an error, before the 51s finally nailed down a 7-6 victory.

Pinango (5-9), worked six innings and allowed only six hits and a pair of runs, handing the game over to Greg Miller in the seventh with Las Vegas on top 7-2. Pinango allowed a homer and a pair of doubles in the first inning, then was pretty tough, surrendering three hits over his final five innings.

Miller walked the first two he faced, then struck out a Fresno batter before throwing a tapper back to the mound into the outfield, allowing two runs to score. Justin Orenduff took over and served up a two-run homer to cut the Vegas lead to 7-6.

Dwayne Pollok retired three straight in the ninth to clinch the win and record his third save.

Las Vegas scored twice on wild pitches and Mitch Jones and Xavier Paul each drove in a run in the first inning to build a 4-0 lead. They added single runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings.

Mitch Jones and Xavier Paul singled in the third and a ground ball by A.J. Ellis drove in a run. In the fifth, John Lindsey singled, then was thrown out at home plate after Jones doubled into left field. Paul drove Jones in to make it 6-2. Luis Maza and Angel Chavez doubled in the sixth to provide the final Las Vegas run.

Paul was 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs batted in. Jones added a single and two doubles and Lindsey singled twice.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	401 011 000-7
Fresno	        200 000 400-6

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Maza 3b-lf-3b	3  2  1  0  .384
DeWitt 2b	5  0  0  0  .250
Young lf	2  1  0  0  .000
Chavez 3b-ss-1b	2  0  1  1  .297
Lindsey 1b	5  0  2  0  .307
 Hu pr-ss	0  0  0  0  .302
MJones rf	5  3  3  1  .275
Paul cf        	5  1  4  2  .310
Ellis c        	3  0  1  1  .307
Rundgren ss	3  0  0  0  .185
 Miller p	0  0  0  0  .500
 Orenduff p 	0  0  0  0  .143
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .190
Pinango p	3  0  0  0  .050
 Ruan lf	1  0  0  0  .344
  Totals	37 7 12 5
  Fresno	35 6  8 4
	
  Error Rundgren (9). 2B- MJones 2
(13), Maza (10), Chavez (28), Paul
(24). RBI- MJones (43), Paul 2 (66),
Ellis (53), Chavez (65). LOB- Las
Vegas 8, Fresno 7. 

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango (5-9)	6.0  6  2-2  0  2  5.28
Miller	        0.2  0  0-3  2  1  7.01
Orenduff	1.1  2  1-1  1  2  6.88
Pollok (sv 3)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.65
  HBP- Rundgren. T- 2:46. Att- 9,017.
Lookouts Nearly No-hits Suns
Adam Godwin's double in the eighth inning broke up a no-hitter and Jacksonville lost 3-1 at Chattanooga. The Suns finished with only three hits after they collected two in the ninth,

Lookouts starter Travis Wood finished his eight innings having allowed one hit and one run. He retired the first 19 Suns, three on strikeouts, before walking Ivan De Jesus with one out in the seventh.

Godwin's double drove in Lucas May, who had walked, with one out the eighth. The Suns (57-70 overall) got singles by De Jesus, Jamie Hoffmann and a walk by Shane Justis in the ninth before May bounced out to end the game.

Suns starter Eric DuBose (0-1) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings and took the loss. Tony Tomey and Clayton Allison, the Dodgers' 27th selection in the 2008 draft who was making his first appearance for Jacksonville, combined to shut out Chattanooga over the final three innings.

Suns left-hander James Adkins will face Lookouts right-hander Sam LeCure this afternoon in the third game of the series.

  Score by Innings	
Jacksonville	000 000 010-1
Chattanooga	102 000 00x-3

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	4  0  0  0  .236
De Jesus ss	3  0  1  0  .315
Hoffmann rf	4  0  1  0  .278
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .262
Justis 2b	3  0  0  0  .268
May c        	3  1  0  0  .231
AGonzalez 3b	3  0  0  0  .315
Godwin cf	3  0  1  1  .267
 DuBose p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Tomey p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Gulledge ph	1  0  0  0  .257
 Allison p	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	30 1 3 1
  Chattanooga	31 3 9 3

  2B- Godwin (15). RBI- Godwin (35).
LOB- Jacksonville 5, Chattanooga 8.
SB- Hoffmann (26). DP- De Jesus and
Mitchell; De Jesus, Justis and
Mitchell. 

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
DuBose (0-1)	5.0  6  3-3  3  2  4.05
Tomey	        2.0  1  0-0  0  2  6.05
Allison	        1.0  2  0-0  1  0  0.00
  T- 2:26. Att- 1,818.
Van Slyke Helps Batter Modesto
Inland Empire kept pace with league-leading Lancaster and picked up a game on second-place Rancho Cucamonga by thumping Modesto 11-4, breaking a tie in the fourth and rolling on to the win. Scott Van Slyke led the attack with four hits, including his fourth and fifth home runs, and four runs batted in.

Victor Garate (2-0) allowed four early runs but righted himself and then went on to pitch four shutout innings to earn the win. He gave up eight hits, six of them in the first two innings.

The 66ers scored three times in the second to take a short-lived 3-1 lead. With two out, Jaime Pedroza and Brian Mathews walked and Scott Van Slyke slugged his first home run over the left-field wall.

Trailing 4-3, a five-run fifth inning sent Inland Empire on it's way to the win. Mathews walked and Van Slyke singled to open the inning. Esteban Lopez's RBI single tied the game and Chris Laura doubled to put them in the lead for good.

Tommy Giles double off former Dodgers minor leaguer Chris Malone drove in the last two runs of the inning. They added three more in the sixth on a near-mirror of the fifth inning.

Mathews walked, Van Slyke singled him to third and after Van Slyke stole second, Lopez's double drove them both in. Lara's RBI single accounted for the third run.

Van Slyke's fourth hit of the game and his second homer (#5), added the final run in eighth eighth.

Jordan Pratt limited Modesto to three singles over the final three innings to earn his second save.

  Score by Innings	
Inland Empire	030 043 010-11
Modesto	        130 000 000- 4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt cf        	5  0  0  0  .274
Lara 2b        	5  1  2  2  .243
Giles dh	5  0  1  1  .288
Locke 1b	5  0  1  1  .314
Berezay lf	5  0  0  0  .247
Pedroza ss	3  1  0  0  .291
Mathews 3b	2  3  0  0  .091
Van Slyke rf	4  4  4  4  .242
Lopez c	        3  2  2  3  .235
  Totals	37 11 10 11
  Modesto	37  4 11  4

  Error- Hunt (8). 2B- Lara (13),
Lopez (5). HR- Van Slyke 2 (5).
RBI- Van Slyke 4 (19), Lopez 3
(9), Lara 2 (34), Giles (91),
Locke (78). LOB- Inland Empire 5,
Modesto 8. SB- Lara (10), Pedroza
(21), Van Slyke (4). DP- Lopez
and Lara.

  Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Garate (2-0)	6.0  8  4-4  2  4  4.28
Pratt (sv 2)	3.0  3  0-0  0  3  5.34
  T- 2:52. Att- 1,224.
Dragons Rally to Beat Loons
Great Lakes overcame a five-run deficit and tied the game a 9-9 with a three-run ninth inning rally but Dayton bounced back with three straight singles in the bottom half of the inning to win 10-9.

With the loss, the Loons fall to 50-77, 27 games under .500.

Trailing the Dragons 6-1 Great Lakes fought back into the game on Jovanny Rosario's three-run home run in the fifth. It was his first homer of the season and his first since August 17, 2007 while playing for Ogden.

The Dragons re-built their lead with two in the sixth and one in the seventh but again the Loons roared back, and Jaime Ortiz cut the lead to three with a long solo homer on the first pitch of the eighth.

In the ninth inning, Erik Kanaby and Rosario singled and Eduardo Perez walked to load the bases with one out.  Andrew Lambo's ground ball scored one. Then Ortiz launched a double over the right fielder's head to drive in two and tie the game at nine.

Starter Garrett White was banged around for six runs in four innings. Rob Zimmerman allowed two more and Luis Ferreras surrendered one before the Loons knotted the score in the ninth.

In the bottom half of the inning, Miguel Ramirez (2-9) was tagged with singles that put runners on first and third, then a shot to third base that ripped past a diving Brandon Taylor brought home the winning run.

Ortiz led the Loons with three hits and four RBIs. Kanaby and Rosario had a pair each. Dayton out-hit the Loons 18-10.

The Loons have an off-day today followed by the start of a four-game series Thursday against the South Bend Silver Hawks.

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	100 030 113- 9
Dayton	        202 202 101-10
  
  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	4  3  2  0  .269
Rosario rf	5  2  2  3  .267
Perez 3b	4  1  1  1  .282
Lambo dh	3  0  0  1  .292
Ortiz 1b	4  1  3  4  .227
Dalton 2b	4  0  0  0  .221
Garcia lf	4  0  0  0  .081
Jansen c	3  2  1  0  .242
  Totals	36  9  9  9
  Dayton	38 10 18 10

  2B- Perez (8), Rosario (16),
Ortiz (17). HR- Rosario (1), Ortiz
(12).RBI- Ortiz 4 (43), Rosario 3
(26), Perez (17), Lambo (78). LOB-
Great Lakes 6, Dayton 10. DP-
Dalton and Ortiz.

  Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
GWhite	        4.0  9  6-6  1  4  4.39
Zimmermann 	2.0  3  2-2  0  1  4.98
Ferreras	1.0  2  1-1  1  0  5.40
Ramirez (2-9)	1.0  4  1-1  0  1  3.99
  HBP- by Zimmermann 2. 
T- 3:18. Att- 7,989.
Raptors Stop Helena in 11
Ogden built a 3-1 lead behind six strong innings from starter Jonathan Dutton, allowed the Brewers to tie the game and then nailed Helena with three in the top of the 11th. Then theyhad to fight off a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning before coming away with a 6-5 decision.

Brian Ruggiano doubled and Steve Caseres walked in the 11th and with two out, Tony Delmonico doubled them in and scored moments later on Kyle Russell's triple to build a seemingly safe 5-3 lead.

Luis Garcia closed out the game and won his third without a loss but not before serving up a two-run homer and leaving the potential tying run on second base.

Dutton went six innings and seemed to be in line to win his sixth game in succession. He had struck out a season- and league-high 13, including five in a row at one point. He led 3-2 when he turned the game over to Matt Smith in the seventh.

Smith had a 1-2-3 inning but allowed the tying run in the eighth inning. Garcia took over in the ninth and finished the game.

Russell singled and Matt Wallach slugged his fifth home run in the second inning. Steve Caseres hit his third homer in two games, whacking number sixth in the fourth to put the Raptors up 3-1.

Ruggiano and Russell split four of Ogden's eight hits.

The two teams meet in the third game of the series tonight. Ogden will take tomorrow off, then play 15 games in 15 days to finish the season, beginning with a series with Idaho Falls at Lindquist Field.

  Score by Innings
Ogden	020 100 000 03-6
Helena	001 001 010 02-5

  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  0  0  0  .299
Ruggiano lf	5  1  2  0  .248
Buss cf        	5  0  1  0  .294
Caseres dh	4  2  1  1  .281
Delmonico 2b	5  1  1  2  .323
Russell rf	5  1  2  1  .306
Wallach c	5  1  1  2  .287
Orr 1b        	2  0  0  0  .267
Becker 3b	3  0  0  0  .267
  Totals	39 6 8 6
  Helena	38 5 9 5

  2B- Ruggiano 2 (7), Delmonico
(15), Russell (11). HR- Wallach
(5), Caseres (6). RBI- Wallach 2
(25), Caseres (34), Delmonico 2
(26), Russell (41). LOB- Ogden 4,
Helena 10. CS- Buss (2). DP-
Gordon Unassisted.

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dutton	        6.0  5  2-2  2 13  5.06
Smith        	2.0  1  1-1  2  0  2.55
Garcia (3-0)	3.0  3  2-2  4  4  2.42
  T- 3:08. Att- 574.
Gulf Coast Dodgers not scheduled.

Jays stop DSL Dodgers 4-2
The Blue Jays broke up a 2-2 tie with a pair of runs in the eighth inning and topped the Dominican Dodgers 4-2.

Gustavo Gomez (0-2) took the loss, allowing two runs, one earned, in the eighth inning.

The Dodgers scored first when Alexis Aguilar singled and scored on a wild pitch.

The Jays added two in the bottom of the inning off starter Joel Lima and the Dodgers finally tied the game in the seventh when Pedro Tavarez walked, moved to second on Jerry Castillo's single and scored when he stole third base and the catcher's throw went into left field.

Lima allowed a pair of runs before leaving with two out in the fifth. Yennifree Hanson picked him up and worked through the seventh before Gomez took over.

Alexis Aguilar had two of the four Dodgers hits. Enily Morales added a double.

  Score by Innings
DSL Dodgers	001 000 100-2
DSL Blue Jays2	002 000 02x-4

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Martinez cf	2  0  0  0  .228
 Charles ph-cf	1  0  0  0  .241
Aviles rf	3  0  0  0  .267
Morales 2b	2  0  1  0  .303
TFranco dh	3  0  0  0  .246
Tavarez c	3  1  0  0  .215
Castillo lf	4  0  1  0  .290
BFranco 3b	4  0  0  0  .177
Lantigua 1b	3  0  0  0  .247
Aguilar ss	3  1  2  0  .214
  Totals	27 2 4 0
  Blue Jays2	28 4 7 3

  Error- Morales 2 (15). 2B- Morales (23). 
LOB- Dodgers 6, Blue Jays2 3. SB- Castillo 
(15), Aguilar (8), Tavarez (3). CS- Morales 
(8), Martinez (12), Aviles (5). DP- Hanson, 
BFranco and Lantigua.  

  Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lima        	4.2  5  2-2  1  6  2.52
Hanson	        2.1  1  0-0  0  3  5.24
Gomez (0-2)	1.0  1  2-1  2  2  5.08
  Balk- Hanson. T-2:240.
 

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