Lambo's Three-Run Homer Keys Suns Win

Heath Totten allowed three hits and with A.J. Ellis' solo homer, boosted Las Vegas to a 2-1 win over Fresno. Andrew Lambo slugged a three-run homer to give Jacksonville a 6-4 win over Birmingham. Great Lakes got solid pitching but lost 3-2 in 10 innings. Ogden dumped Idaho Falls and the GCL Dodgers were eliminated by the Marlins 6-4. Inland Empire and the DSL Dodgers were not scheduled.

Totten, Ellis Lead Vegas Win
A.J. Ellis broke a 1-1 tie with a solo home run in the fifth inning and Heath Totten worked six strong innings as Las Vegas stopped Fresno 2-1.

Totten (7-5) surrendered three hits and an unearned run over six innings before the 51s bullpen of Scott Proctor, Eduardo Sierra and Dwayne Pollok stopped the Grizlies on a pair of hits them over the final three innings.

A pair of rehabbing Dodgers outfielders combined to record the first Las Vegas run in the first inning. Delwyn Young slammed a double down the left field line and after an error, scored on Andruw Jones' sac fly. Young finished the game with a pair of hits.

Jones played first base and went 0-for-2 from the cleanup spot. Las Vegas manager Lorenzo Bundy said he hopes Jones can return to center field in "a day or two."

Young, who joined the 51s on Aug. 16 to rehabilitate a right oblique strain, matched a modern-day Pacific Coast League record last year with 54 doubles. He also led the PCL with 106 runs and hit .337 with 17 homers and 97 RBIs in 121 games with Las Vegas.

A fourth-round draft pick of his hometown Dodgers in 2002, Young, 26, shone for Los Angeles last season in limited action -- batting .382 (13-for-34) in 19 games. It was the sixth-highest average in franchise history among players with 30 or more at-bats.

  Score by Innings
Fresno	        010 000 000-1
Las Vegas	100 010 00x-2

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi ave
Maza 2b        	4  0  1  0  .376
Young rf	4  1  2  0  .185
Paul cf   	2  0  1  0  .314
AJones 1b	2  0  0  1  .391
MJones lf	3  0  1  0  .275
Chavez 3b	2  0  1  0  .294
Ellis c	        3  1  1  1  .313
Hu ss        	3  0  1  0  .293
Totten p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Sierra p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan ph	1  0  0  0  .337
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .190
  Totals	32 2 8 2
  Fresno	31 1 5 1

  Error- Hu (6). 2B-Young (3)
 MJones (14). HR- Ellis (4). RBI-
AJones (9), Ellis (57). S- Paul.
SF- AJones. LOB- Las Vegas 3,
Fresno 4. DP- Hu and Maza.

  Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Totten (7-5)	6.0  3  1-0  1  3  4.54
Proctor	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  0.00
Sierra 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.91
Pollock (sv 4)	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  4.62
  T0 2;26. Att- 2,860.
Lambo's Homer Tops Barons
Andrew Lambo's three-run homer in the eighth inning.

Jacksonville not only had won seven of nine by one run, 11 of the Suns' previous 13 wins were by a single run.

  Lambo, called up to the Suns from Inland Empire earlier in the week, has been a big part of the two most recent wins and he was glad to have contributed.

  "That's a pretty good feeling to help win the game for this club and add to the winning streak," Lambo, who turned 20 on Aug. 8 told the Jacksonville Times-Union.

"It's a pretty big honor to come up here to this level and get the experience of watching these guys and how the tempo of the game goes here. All I'm trying to do is to help this team win any way I can."

The Suns (30-34 in the second half, 63-71 overall) won their fifth consecutive victory in front of 5,217 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Lambo shared the spotlight with Ivan DeJesus Jr., whose hitting streak reached 19 consecutive games with a single. It is the longest hitting streak in the Southern League this year.

DeJesus won't be able to set a Suns team record, however. The all-time Jacksonville mark is 27 consecutive games by Jose Macias, set in 1998 and only six games remain in the Suns' season.

Russell Mitchell homered in the third inning with two on, his team-leading 16th of the year, and his second in two games. Along with Lambo's three run shot, the pair accounted for all the runs. Ryan Rogowski had a pair of singles.

Jesus Rodriguez started and worked into the seventh, allowing six hits and three runs. Scott Elbert took over with one out and the bases loaded and struck out the next two batters to end the rally.

He also K'ed the first hitter in the eighth and passed the ball to Clayton Allison (1-0), the 27th selection in the 2008 draft. He won his first game for the Suns on Lambo's long shot and Brent Leach sewed the win up with a perfect ninth for his 12th save.

The Suns have won four consecutive series and are 15-9 in August, best in the league. LHP Cody White (4-6, 6.14) will face the Barons and RHP Lucas Harrell (3-3, 3.33) in the final home game of the season for Jacksonville.

  Score by Innings	
Birmingham	001 200 010-4
Jacksonville	003 000 03x-6

  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski rf	3  1  2  0  .223
De Jesus ss	4  2  1  0  .318
Hoffmann dh	3  1  1  0  .278
Mitchell 3b	4  1  1  3  .266
Lambo lf	4  1  1  3  .222
May c        	4  0  0  0  .224
Gulledge 1b	3  0  1  0  .260
AGonzalez 2b	3  0  0  0  .304
Godwin cf	2  0  0  0  .260
  Totals	30 6 7 6
  Birmingham	26 4 7 3

  HR- Mitchell (16), Lambo (1).
RBI- Mitchell 3 (72), Lambo 3 (4).
S- Hoffmann. SB- Rogowski 2 (7). 

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Rodriguez 	6.1  6  3-3  5  1  5.25
Elbert        	1.0  0  0-0  0  3  2.40
Allison (1-0)	0.2  1  1-0  1  1  9.00
Leach (sv 12)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.07
  PB- May 2 (24). T- 2:25. Att- 5,217.
Inland Empire Open date.

Sac Fly Tips Loons
A fly ball with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning drove in the winning run as West Michigan handed Great Lakes another painful loss, this time by a 3-2 margin.

  The Loons had a chance to take the lead with the game tied 2-2 in the top of the 10th. Francisco Lizarraga singled to lead off and a balk moved him to second. Yossandy Garcia struck out trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, Erik Kanaby struck out and Parker Dalton flew out to center to end the threat.  

  The Loons had taken a 2-0 lead in the third innings when Dalton doubled with two out and scored on Eduardo Perez's single. Brandon Taylor beat out and infield hit and when the throw to first sailed wide of first, Perez scored.

  Juan Cedeño started and worked into the eighth inning allowing eight hits and two runs. The game was knotted 2-2 when he left in favor of Bob Zimmerman (1-4), who retired six in a row before he allowed the winning run in the 10th on three singles and a run-scoring fly.

  Dalton doubled twice and singled to lead the Loons. Alfredo Silverio had a pair of singles.

  The Loons fall to a season-worst 31 games under .500 (51-82).  The loss was the Loons' 28th one-run loss and 39th loss after leading at one time.  

  The Loons and Whitecaps resume their four-game series tonight with RHP Given Kutz (4-5, 4.52 ERA) facing right-hander Andrew Hess (1-3, 3.36). 

  Lambo Selected MWL All-Star
Andrew Lambo was promoted to Jacksonville and won a game for the Suns with a home run, but that didn't stop the former Loons' left fielder from earning some accolades from the Single-A Midwest League.

   Lambo was named to the Midwest League's Post-Season All-Star Team. The team was selected by a vote of the league's managers.

   At the time of his promotion, Lambo was tied for second in the league in RBIs (79), third in extra-base hits (40), tied for fourth in doubles (33) and total bases (218), fifth in hits (136), eighth in slugging percentage (.462), 11th in average (.288) and tied for 11th in home runs (15). 

  He was named the starting left fielder for the Eastern team in the 2008 Midwest League All-Star Game. The Dodgers drafted Lambo in the fourth round of the 2007 amateur draft out of Newbury Park High School (Newbury Park, CA).  

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	002 000 000 0-2
West Michigan	000 100 100 1-3
 
  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	5  0  0  0  .268
Dalton 2b	5  1  3  0  .227
perez 1b	4  1  1  1  .288
Taylor 3b	4  0  1  0  .226
Silverio rf	4  0  2  0  .254
Mier c        	4  0  1  0  .268
Ortiz dh	4  0  0  0  .217
Lizarraga ss	4  0  1  0  .187
Garcia lf	4  0  0  0  .064
  Totals	38 2  9 1
  West Michigan	37 3 11 3

  2B- Dalton 2 (16), RBI- Perez (21). 
LOB- Great Lakes 6, West Michigan 7. 
DP- Dalton, Lizarraga and Perez; Cedeño 
and Dalton.

  Great Lakes	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Cedeño        	        7.1  7  2-2  1  3  4.56
Zimmermann (1-4)	2.1  3  1-1  0  3  4.13
  Mier (2). 2:49. Att- 4,693.
Raptors Gain Two-Game Lead
Ogden dumped Idaho Falls 9-5, their 10th road win in the last dozen, and increased their wild card lead over Casper with a two-game set next on their schedule in Casper.

Orem beat Casper 2-1 and maintained a 2 1/2 game lead over the Raptors (37-29) who lead Casper (34-30) with 10 games left in the season. The Raptors have their fate in their own hands with five left with Casper and five with Orem.

Matt Wallach slugged a pair of solo home runs (#7) and knocked in three. Pedro Baez had three hits along with his 11th home run and Kyle Russell (#11) also homered in the win.

The three long drives made up for a 'feast or famine' pitching staff that walked eight and struck out a dozen. They stranded 10 Chukar baserunners.

Kyle Smit started and was tagged for seven hits and four runs in four innings, trailing 4-3 when he left. Jon Runnels allowed a run in his two innings but earned the win. Marcel Prado struck out for in two scoreless innings and Luis Garcia sewed things up with a 1-2-3 ninth, including a pair of strikeouts.

Idaho Falls was unable to collected a hit over the final 3.1 innings.

  Score by Innings
Ogden	        001 231 011-9
Idaho Falls	002 201 000-5

  Ogden	       ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  0  1  1  .309
Delmonico 2b	4  1  1  0  .321
Russell rf	4  2  1  1  .307
Caseres dh	4  1  0  0  .272
Vetters cf	4  1  2  1  .439
Calfee lf	4  0  0  0  .229
Wallach c	4  2  2  3  .280
Baez 3b	        4  2  3  1  .282
Orr 1b	        4  0  1  0  .212
  Totals	37 9 11 7
  Idaho Falls	31 5  9 5

  2B- Baez 2 (20). Vetters (17).
HR- Wallach 2 (7), Baez (11),
Russell (11). RBI- Gordon (25),
Wallach 3 (30), Vetters (37),
Baez (48), Russell (45). SF-
Vetters. LOB- Ogden 5, Idaho
Falls 10.

  Ogden	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Smit	        4.0  7  4-4  2  4  6.00
Runnels (3-0)	2.0  2  1-1  3  2  6.43
Prado 	        2.0  0  0-0  3  4  5.18
Garcia	        1.0  0  0-0  0  2  2.57
  HBP- Caseres. T- 2:50. At- 2,544. 
Dodgers Eliminated in GCL
The Gulf Coast League Dodgers dropped a 6-5 game to the Marlins and were eliminated from the Gulf Coast League playoffs. The Dodgers had led the league before Hurricane Fay washed out a portion of the schedule late in the year and the Dodgers couldn't get back on track.

The Nationals surged past the Dodgers in the last few days to earn the East Division title. The Phillies and Pirates were the other divivion winners, with the Twins capturing the wild card berth.

Matt Magill started the crucial game, working four innings and allowing five runs but two of them were unearned. Fredy Quintero was also tagged with an unearned run in his four innings.

Nathan Eovaldi dropped his ERA to 1.13 with a scoreless ninth. Evoldi, the 11th selection in 2008, has allowed only a single run over his first eight professional innings.

The Dodgers erased an early 2-0 Marlin lead in the bottom of the first. Two-out hits by Chris Jacobs and Lenell McGee drove in the runs. After the Marlins took a 4-3 lead, the Dodgers tied the game in the bottom of the third when Jacobs tripled and scored on Jake New's single.

The Marlins scored on a pair of doubles in the fourth and got a gift run on an error in the sixth to take a 6-4 lead. Doubles by New and Shan Sullivan plus a ground ball drew the Dodgers within one run in the eighth but they could get no closer.

New finished with a pair of singles and a double. Jacobs singled and tripled to lead the Coasties. McGee added a two-run double.

  Score by Innings
GCL Marlins	202 101 000-6
GCL Dodgers	301 000 010-5

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Jean ss	        5  0  0  0  .279
Ynoa 2b	        2  1  0  0  .306
Garcia dh	3  0  0  0  .167
 Goulder ph-dh	2  0  0  0  .232
Jacobs 1b	4  2  2  1  .271
Erickson c	4  1  1  0  .261
 Guzman pr	0  0  0  0  .188
McGee lf	5  0  1  2  .222
Sullivan 3b	4  0  1  0  .071
Ray rf	        3  0  0  1  .176
  Totals	36 5  8 5
  Marlins	40 6 14 4

  Errors- Jean 2 (7), Ray (1). 2B-
Erickson (5), McGee (5), New (5),
Sullivan (1). 3B- Jacobs (2). RBI-
Jacobs (26), McGee 2(21), New (8),
Ray (2). LOB- Dodgers 10, Marlins
10. SB- Jean (10), Ynoa (7), New
(6). DP- Jean, Ynoa and Jacobs.

  Dodgers 	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Magill (1-2)	4.0  9  5-3  1  6  3.34
Quintero	4.0  5  1-0  0  1  4.03
Eovaldi	        1.0  0  0-0  1  1  1.13
  
DSL Dodgers not scheduled.

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