AZL Dodgers, Great Lakes only Sunday Winners

Albuquerque (63-53) dropped a 6-4 decision to Tacoma. Jacksonville handled Chattanooga a 4-0 loss. Stockton had little trouble with Inland Empire, winning 8-1 and sweeping the series. Starter Josh Walter worked six scoreless innings as the Loons stopped West Michigan 6-0. The Arizona Dodgers exploded for 15 hits and rumbled past the Mariners 9-5. Ogden and the DSL Dodgers were not scheduled.

Albuquerque Stopped 5-4
Albuquerque (63-53) was tagged for four runs in the last two innings and dropped a 6-4 decision to Tacoma.

Starter J.D. Durbin (0-3) allowed only two runs over seven-plus strong innings before he balked in a run and left in the eighth with the bases loaded.

Brent Leach took over and blew the save, allowing a sac fly and an RBI single to give Tacoma their first lead. He also gave up an unearned run in the ninth.

The Isotopes scored single runs in the first three inning, Mitch Jones tripled in Blake DeWitt in the fist, Luis Maza doubled and scored after singles by Jason Repko and J.D. Closser in the second and Jones knocked in DeWitt again in the third with a sac fly to break a 2-2 tie.

Dee Brown doubled and scored on Maza's sac fly in the sixth.

Albuquerque could not bounce back in the eighth or the ninth.

Jones had two of the Isotopes eight hits. DeWitt reached base in all four at-bats on a double, two walks and an error.

. Right-hander Giancarlo Alvarado (9-9, 3.53) start tonight for Albuquerque and will face Tacoma's Andrew Baldwin (6-7, 4.37.

  Score by Innings
Tacoma	        002 000 031-6
Albuquerque	111 001 000-4

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss        	4  0  0  0  .281
 Harper ph	1  0  0  0  .294
DeWitt 3b	2  2  1  0  .256
Hoffmann rf	4  0  0  0  .289
Jones lf	3  0  2  2  .291
Brown dh	4  1  1  0  .305
Maza 2b        	3  1  1  1  .289
Repko cf	3  0  1  0  .255
Closser 1b	4  0  1  1  .306
Ellis c	        4  0  1  0  .298
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  Totals	32  4  8  4
  Tacoma	32  6  9  4

  Error- Leach (1). 2B- Maza (17), Brown
(29), DeWitt (18), Ellis (6), 3B- Jones
(2). RBI- Jones 2 (76), Closser (23),
Maza (39). SF- Jones, Maza.
LOB- Albuquerque 6, Tacoma 8. PO- Jones.
DP- Closser and Hu; Hu, Maza and Closser.
 	  
  Albuquerque 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Durbin (0-3)	7.0  6  5-5  4  1  6.11
Leach 	        2.0  3  1-0  1  2  8.44
  WP- Durbin. Balk Durbin. HBP- by Durbin 2.
T- 3:00. Att- 6,834.
Suns Whitewash Chattanooga 4-0
Jacksonville handled Chattanooga a second straight loss, limiting the Lookouts to six hits and taking a 4-0 decision on a sweltering afternoon that saw the smallest crowd of the season, 1,609, in attendance.

The Lookouts spent most of their hits in the early innings and Russ Mitchell collected the only Lookouts hit after the fourth.

Starting pitcher James Adkins, who yielded four runs and four walks in four innings but struck out eight.

Chattanooga (24-20) remain two games ahead of Tennessee (22-22) and West Tenn (22-22) in the North Division. They begin a five-game series against the Diamond Jaxx in Jackson on Tuesday.

Chris Withrow (0-1, 16.20) is scheduled to start tonight for the Lookouts, with Jarrett Santos (3-0, 0.65) scheduled for the Suns.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	100 300 000-4
Chattanooga	000 000 000-0

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi ave
Godwin lf	4  0  1  0  .259
Nivar ss	4  0  1  0  .331
Perez 1b	4  0  1  0  .280
Martinez 3b	4  0  1  0  .299
Rottino rf	3  0  0  0  .259
Tomlin cf	3  0  1  0  .313
Mitchell 2b	3  0  1  0  .220
Gutierrez c	3  0  0  0  .295
Adkins p	1  0  0  0  .103
 Batista p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Giles ph	1  0  0  0  .273
 Guerra p	0  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals	31  0  6  0
  Jacksonville	33  4  8  4

  2B- Mitchell (21). LOB- Chattanooga 5, 
Jacksonville 8. DP- Mitchell, Nivar and
Perez. 

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Adkins (5-8)	4.0  5  4-4  4  8  4.75
Batista	        4.0  3  0-0  1  5  2.22
Guerra	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.24
  WP- Adkins. HBP- by Adkins. T- 2:40. 
Att- 1,609.
Ports Sail Past 66ers
Stockton had little trouble with Inland Empire, taking an 8-1 decision ad sweeping the series. For the second game in succession the Ports hammered three home runs.

Tim Sexton (7-11) allowed all three long balls for the first time this season while being charged with eight runs (only four earned) on eight hits in 5.0 innings.

The 66ers (50-64) broke up the shutout with a run in the ninth when Elian Herrera singled, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Scott Van Slyke's ground out.

The 66ers road trip continues tonight in Modesto at 7:05 p.m. RHP Justin Miller (0-1, 11.25) takes the ball for Inland Empire while the Nuts send LHP Christian Friedrich (2-0, 1.50) to the hill.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 000 001-1
Stockton	100 430 00x-8

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera 2b	4  1  2  0  .307
Mattingly lf	3  0  0  0  .240
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .307
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  1  .293
Caseres 1b	4  0  0  0  .272
Becker dh	3  0  0  0  .286
Lara ss         2  0  0  0  .266
JohGarci 3b	3  0  0  0  .224
Mier c        	3  0  0  0  .231
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  Totals	30  1  3  1
  Stockton	31  8 10  7

  Errors- Lara (20), Mier (2).
RBI- Van Slyke. (85). LOB- Inland
Empire 4, Stockton 5. SB- Herrera
(33), Robinson (42). 

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Sexton (7-11)	5.0  8  8-4  1  1  3.34
Sanfler	        2.0  2  0-0  1  3  4.80
McCarter	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  4.17
  T- 2:19. Att- 2,392.
Great Lakes Blanks Whitecaps
Starter Josh Walter worked out of a number of jams but finished with six scoreless innings, combining with Steve Smith and Robert Boothe on a six-hit, 6-0 shutout. It was the Loons' second shutout of the Whitecaps in three games and boosted the Loons to a season-high 15 games over .500 and within a game of the Whitecaps in the second-half standings.

Esteban Lopez drove in four runs, three on his second home run of the season in the fourth inning. Alfredo Silverio set a Loons season-high with six consecutive hits before being retired. He homered (#10) and doubled in his first two at-bats.

Walter (8-4) put runners at the corners in the first inning, but a diving catch of a shallow fly ball to right field by Kyle Russell ended the inning. The Whitecaps had runners at second and third with two outs in the fourth, and in the top off the sixth a walk, an error and an infield single loaded the bases with one out before Walter ended the inning with a strikeout and a fly ball.

The Loons scored single runs in the sixth and eighth innings. Anthony Hatch tripled leading off the sixth inning and scored on a groundout by Lopez. In the eighth, Matt Wallach singled and scored on a two-out triple by Jerry Sands, who went 1-for-3 with an RBI in his first game with the Loons since May 4.

The four-game series concludes tonight with right-hander Bobby Blevins (7-8, 3.93) opposes outstanding Whitecaps left-hander Casey Crosby (9-4, 2.61 ERA), the No. 3 prospect in the Detroit Tigers organization according to Baseball America. Crosby no-hit the Loons the last time he faced them on June 28 in Grand Rapids.

  Score by Innings
West Michigan	000 000 000-0
Great Lakes	001 301 01x-6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	3  0  0  0  .301
Pedroza 2b	3  0  0  0  .259
Buss cf        	4  0  0  0  .255
Russell rf	4  0  1  0  .270
Wallach 1b	3  2  1  0  .254
Hatch 3b	3  1  1  0  .273
Sands dh	3  1  1  1  .150
Lopez c	        4  1  1  4  .163
Silverio lf	3  1  2  1  .282
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  Totals	30  6  7  6
  West Michigan	33  0  6  0

  Error- Hatch (12). 2B- Silverio (26),
Russell (29). 3B- Hatch (3), Sands (1).
HR- Silverio (10), Lopez (2).
RBI- Silverio (47), Lopez 4 (15),
Sands (1). LOB- Inland Empire 5, West
Michigan 8. CS- Gordon (22).

  Great Lakes  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Walter (8-4)	6.0  6  0-0  2  5  .323
Smith 	        2.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.00
Boothe	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.44
  HBP- Pedroza, Gordon. T- 2:24. Att- 5,041.
Ogden-- Not scheduled.

AZ Dodgers Dump Mariners
The Arizona Dodgers exploded for 15 hits and rumbled past the Mariners 9-5, running up a 7-2 lead in the seventh inning to make things easier for Carlos Frias (3-5), who allowed four hits and one run over five innings and struck out six.

Ramon Jean led the attack with four hits, including a double and two runs scored. Johan Garcia doubled and singled twice and Chris Henderson, Garrett Green and Stetson King each had a pair of runs batted in.

Jean doubled and scored on a wild pitch to tie the game 1-1 in the second inning before the Dodgers piled up five runs in the third inning.

Casio Grinder doubled and Banks singled before Henderson's triple broke the tie. Green scored Henderson with a ground ball and later in the inning, bases-loaded walks by King and Grider forced in runs.

Garcia doubled and scored on King's single in the fifth and single runs in the eighth -- Michael Pericht singled and scored on Garcia's single -- and in the ninth -- Henderson singled in King who had lived on an error -- insured the win.

  Score by Innings
AZL Dodgers	015 010 011-9
AZL Mariners	100 000 220-5

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Grider ss	5  1  1  1  .260
Banks cf	5  1  1  0  .221
henderson 1b	6  1  2  2  .235
Green dh	6  0  1  2  .167
Jean 2b        	6  2  4  0  .267
Pericht c	3  2  2  0  .250
JonGarcia rf	4  1  3  1  .275
Hunt 3b        	4  0  0  0  .207
King lf        	3  1  1  2  .162
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  Totals 	42  9 15  8
  Mariners	37  5 11  3

  Error- Jean (16). 2B- Jean (7), Grider
(3), JonGarcia (10). 3B- Henderson (2).
RBI- Henderson 2 (10), Green 2 (2), King
2 (3), Grider (13), JonGarcia (13).
LOB- Dodgers 14, Mariners 6. SB- King
(3). Pickoffs- Frias. 
 	  
  Dodgers	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Frias (3-5)	5.0  4  1-1  0  6  5.36
Akin	        2.0  4  2-2  0  4  4.50
Hernandez	2.0  3  2-2  0  3  2.61
  WP- Frias, Akin. HBP- by Frias. T- 2:56.
DSL Dodgers-- Not scheduled.

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