Three Home Runs Boost Ogden

Ogden used home runs by Griff Erickson, Chris Jacobs and Brian Cavazos-Galvez to rolled over Billings 10-4. Ryan Arp's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning broke 3-3 tie and gave the Arizona Dodgers a 4-3 win over the Royals. The Dominican Dodgers lost a 2-1 lead in the ninth and fell 4-3 to the Marlins in 10 innings.

Raptors Hammer Billings
Ogden wore special black jerseys with flames on them on H.O.G. night that celebrated the state Harley Owners Group rally of 350 Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners and their bats were as hot as the exhaust generated by the bikes as they rolled over Billings 10-4.

Griff Erickson (#3), Chris Jacobs (#1) and Brian Cavazos-Galvez (#4) smacked home runs in the first game of a three-game set.

Starter Matt Magill (1-1) enjoyed the run support and gave up only a single hit over the first four innings with a 5-0 lead. Billings scored three times in the fifth and added a solo homer off Magill in the sixth, but he cruised to his first win of the season.

Andrew Suiter and Luis Ferreras closed things out allowing only one hit over the final three innings.

Ogden scored in four of the first five innings and scored 10 runs on only nine hits.

Erickson opened the scoring with a two-run shot to left in the third inning. Big (6-5, 260) first-baseman Chris Jacobs hit a high, booming drive over the 24-foot-high wall in right-center in the fourth. Then in the eighth, right-fielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez went deep for the second consecutive night, belting a solo shot to right-center for his fourth of the season and adding to the Raptors league-leading home run total.

"You've got to make your hits timely hits," Raptors manager Damon Berryhill told the Ogden Standrd-Examiner. "You can bang the ball all over the park, but if you're not driving in runs, it's not going to help you. We were bearing down with runners in scoring position, getting good pitches to hit, executing the fundamentals. That's a great part of the game and so far we've been pretty decent at it."

Rafael Ynoa doubled and had two RBIs while Angelo Songco tripled in a run and scored twice. Jerry Sands also had an RBI for the Raptors

Bryant Hernandez, a college shortstop out of Oklahoma who the Dodgers #10 selection in June, had a painful professional debut when he was twice hit by a pitch. Starting as a designated hitter, he was 0-for-2 with a run scored on the evening.

The win moved the Raptors to within two games of league-leading Idaho Falls. Ogden and Billings return for a day game today at Lindquist Field.

  Score by Innings
Billings	000 031 000- 4
Ogden	        021 220 03x-10

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Galvez rf	5  1  2  1  .291
Ruggiano 3b	4  0  0  0  .333
Sands cf	4  1  0  1  .392
Songco lf	4  2  2  1  .377
Erickson c	3  1  1  3  .340
Jacobs 1b	4  1  1  1  .304
Hernandez dh	2  1  0  0  .000
Guerrero ss	4  2  2  0  .269
Ynoa 2b        	2  1  1  2  .160
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  Totals  	32 10  9  9
  Billings	33  4 10  4

  2B- Galvez (9), Ynoa (4), Guerrero (4).
3B- Songco (1). HR- Erickson (3), Jacobs
(1), Galvez (4). RBI- Erickson 3 (9),
Sands (20), Jacobs (4), Ynoa 2 (4),
Songco (18), Galvez (12). SF- Erickson,
Ynoa. LOB- Ogden 5. SB- Hernandez (1).
PO- Ruggiano (1). 

  Ogden	         in  h r-er bb so  era
Magill (1-1)	5.0  5  4-4  1  3  6.10
Suiter	        2.1  1  0-0  0  1  4.50
Ferreras	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  1.80
  HBP- Hernandez,2, by Magill. PB- Erickson (2). 
T- 2:14. Att- 4,245.
AZ Dodgers Win in Ninth
Catcher Ryan Arp's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning broke 3-3 tie and gave the Arizona Dodgers a 4-3 win over the Royals. The Dodgers overcame a 3-0 first inning deficit for the victory.

Bolivar Medina was roughed up in the first inning, allowing two walks, a single, double and triple but then retired 10 straight Royals before leaving after four innings

Dan Danielson (2-1) took over in the fifth and served up a single to the first Royal he faced, then didn't allow a hit the rest of the game, striking out six and pitching around a pair of errors without a problem to win his second game against a single loss.

The Dodgers were hitless until the fourth inning when Pedro Tavarez doubled with two out to drive in Ramon Jean and Blake Smith, who were walked and hit by a pitch.

Tavarez struck again in the sixth. After Nick Akins walked and Smith singles, the Dodgers' catcher singled to tie the score and record his third RBI.

In the ninth, the Royals didn't want any more to do with Tavarez and walked him but it turned out to be a mistake when pinch-runner Melvin Ray stole second, moved to third on Chris Henderson's single and scored the eventual winning run on Arp's long fly to right field.

The win moved the Dodgers to 10-7 on the season and into a tie for second place with the Marlins and within a half-game of the league-leading Indians.

  Score by Innings
AZL Dodgers	000 201 001-4
AZL Royals	300 000 000-3

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Grider ss	5  0  0  0  .200
Jean 2b        	3  0  0  0  .180
Akins lf	3  1  0  0  .377
Smith rf	3  1  1  0  .278
Pericht dh	3  1  0  0  .314
Tavarez c	3  0  2  3  .457
 Ray pr	        0  1  0  0  .048 
 Vazquez c	0  0  0  0  .105
Henderson 3b	4  0  1  0  .289
Arp 1b        	2  0  0  1  .091
JonGarcia	3  0  1  0  .200
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  Totals 	29  4  4  4
  Royals	29  3  4  3

  Errors- Danielson 2, (2). Grider (4).
2B- Tavarez (3). RBI- Tavarez 3 (9),
Arp (3). SF- Arp. LOB- Dodgers 7,
Royals 5. SB- JonGarcia (2), Jean (5).
PO- Jean (1).	

 Dodgers	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Medina	        4.0  3  3-3  2  3  1.84
Danielson(2-1)	5.0  1  0-0  0  6  3.10
 WP- Danielson. HBP- Smith.
DSL Dodgers Lose a Tough One
The Dominican Dodgers took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning, only to see the Marlins score once to tie the game and then add two more in the 10th. They rallied to score once in the last of the inning and put two more runners on base but couldn't manage to score again.

Enily Morales RBI single in the first and Wilner Charles singled in a second run in the third.

Yimi Garcia started and surrendered four hits and a single run while striking out five in his five innings. Arismendy Ozoria almost did him one better, giving up four hits over the final four innings but a pair of errors in the ninth inning allowed the Marlins to tie the game.

Joel Lima finished out the ninth for Ozoria and was replaced in the 10th by by Ivan Eugenia who promptly allowed a leadoff double. He then threw away a sac bunt and gave up a two-run single.

Jose Lugo doubled to open the bottom of the 10th and pinch-runner Alexis Aguilar scored on Ed Bens single to cut the deficit to one. Wilner Charles walked with two out but the Dodgers were unable to get the big hit they needed.

The loss dropped the Dodgers to 18-19 on the season and into fifth place.

  Score by Innings
DSL Marlins	000 100 001 2-4
DSL Dodgers	101 000 000 1-3

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Charles cf	5  2  2  0  .295
Mirabal ss	4  0  1  1  .250
Morales 2b	5  0  3  1  .365
RLugo rf	4  0  2  0  .273
BFranco 3b	3  0  0  0  .305
Perez dh	4  0  1  0  .215
JLugo c	        4  0  1  0  .200
 Aguilar pr	0  1  0  0  .219
Bens 1b	        4  0  1  1  .262
 Infante pr	0  0  0  0  .222
Mercedes lf	4  0  0  0  .159
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  Totals 	37  3 11  3
  Marlins	30  4 11  4

  Errors- Ozoria (2), Mercedes (5)
JLogo (3), Eugenia (1). 2B- Perez (4),
Morales (13), RLugo (2). RBI- Morales
(17), Mirabal (14), Bens (10).
LOB- Dodgers 6, Marlins 10. SB- RLogo
(4), Charles (5). CS- RLogo (3).
PO- Perez (2). DP- Morales, Mirabal and
Bens. 

  Dodgers	 in  h r-er bb so  era
YGarcia	        5.0  4  1-1  1  5  0.57
Ozoria	        3.1  4  1-0  1  4  3.26
Lima        	0.2  1  0-0  0  0  2.25
Eugenia (1-1)	1.0  2  2-1  0  1  1.29
   WP- YGacia, Ozoria. T- 3:12.
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