Henderson's 5-for-5 Boost AZ Dodgers

Albuqerque's luck ran out on their final day in Las Vegas and they lost 5-2. Inland Empire lost 5-0 to high Desert. Three solo home runs and Lansing pitching handed Great Lakes a 4-0. Nick Akins's three-run home run gave Ogden a 6-4 win over Missoula. The Arizona Dodgers led by Chris Henderson's 5-for-5 afternoon, mauled the Indians 10-2. Chattanooga and the DSL Dodgers were not scheduled.

Albuquerque Stopped by 51s
Like most visitors to Las Vegas, Albuqerque's luck ran out on their final day and the 51s topped them 5-2.

Starter J.D. Durbin made an emergency start after Scott Elbert was held back in case he would be promoted to Los Angeles to replace the injured Hiroki Kuroda on the rosstrs.

Durbin (0-4) kept the game in check until the bottom of the fifth when Las Vegas struck for four runs. He left with two out in the inning after allowing five runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out four.

Oklahoma City picked up a win, trimming the Isotopes lead to four games, the first time in 13 straight days the advantage has been fewer than five games.

Jamie Hoffmann led off the second with a single and moved to third on a hit by Jason Repko. With two outs, Tony Abreu singled off the Las Vegas first baseman to give the Isotopes a 1-0 edge. The base hit by Abreu extended his current hitting streak to 14 games.

Las Vegas used a lead-off home run to tie the game in the bottom of the inning.

Then from the second inning to the seventh, the 51s retired 15 'Topes in a row.

Las Vegas took control of the game in the fifth, scoring four times before Francisco Felix could come in an end the inning.

Dee Brown's homer in the top of the ninth was not enough and Albuquerque lost for the first time in their last four games.

In the series finale tonight, right-hander Tim Corcoran (0-0, 12.27), will take the mound for Albuquerque against 51s lefty Fabio Castro (6-5, 4.10) in an 8:05 PM MT start from Cashman Field.

Albuquerque	010 000 002-2
Las Vegas	010 040 00x-5

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b	4  0  1  1  .344
Mientkiewicz dh	4  0  1  0  .333
DeWitt 3b	3  0  0  0  .251
Harper 1b	2  0  1  0  .292
 Luna 1b        2  0  0  0  .342
Closser c	4  0  0  0  .296
Brown lf	4  1  1  1  .301
Repko cf	4  0  2  0  .272
Hu ss        	3  0  0  0  .281
---------------------------------
  Totals 	34  2  7  2 
  Las Vegas	32  5  9  4

  Error- Abreu (3). 2b- Mientkiewicz (6).
HR- Brown (18). RBI- Abreu (42), Brown
(73). LOB- Albuquerque 6, Las Vegas 6. 

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Durbin (0-4)	4.2  7  5-5  2  4  6.61
Felix        	2.1  2  0-0  0  1  2.70
Pollok	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.88
  T- 2:26. Att- 2,540.
Chattanooga not scheduled

Inland Empire's plans for a sweep were interrupted when High Desert hung a 5-0 loss on them. Mauricio Robles held the 66ers to one hit over the first seven innings and struck out nine.

Starter Justin Miller (0-3, 5.63) allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits while striking out two Maverick hitters. The Mavericks' leadoff hitter in each of the first six innings reached base.

About the only positive thing about the game is that it took only 2:10.

The 66ers finished the game with three hits, two by Christian Lara.

After taking today off, Inland Empire will will host Bakersfield Tuesday night.

  Score by Innings
High Desert	020 110 100-5
Inland Empire	000 000 000-0

  Inland Empireab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera 2b	4  0  0  0  .300
Fuller 3b	3  0  0  0  .252
Perez rf	4  0  0  0  .391
Van Slyke dh	2  0  0  0  .291
Caseres 1b	2  0  1  0  .267
Mattingly lf	3  0  0  0  .233
Rosario cf	3  0  0  0  .000
Lara ss        	3  0  2  0  .265
Mier c        	3  0  0  0  .216
---------------------------------
  Totals	27  0  3  0 
  High Desert	30  5  9  5

  Error- Miller (1). LOB- Inland Empire
3, High Desert 2. CS- Fuller (6).
PO- Fuller. DP- herrera and Caseres;
Caseres, Lara and Caseres.
Pickoff- Mier.
 	  
  Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era
JMiller (0-3)	7.0  9  5-4  2  2  5.63
Melgarejo	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  6.83
mcCarter	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.89
  HBP- Miller. T- 2:10. Att- 1,855.  
Lansing Shuts Out Loons
Brad Golder
Great Lake Loons

Three solo home runs and tough pitching handed Great Lakes a 4-0. The Loons mustered just two baserunners – both on hits – against four Lugnuts pitchers, who faced just one batter over the minimum 27. 

Nathan Evoldi matched the LugNuts pitch for pitch over his three innings, allowing only a single hit. Ethan Martin (5-7) also worked three and gave up a solo home run that tagged him with the loss. Jordan Pratt was hammered in the final two innings.

A first inning single by Anthony Hatch -- who was caught stealing -- and an Angelo Songco double in the sixth started and ended the Loons offense.

  The game was scoreless through five innings although Lansing had a legitimate scoring threat in the bottom of the fifth.  After a leadoff single and a double the runner was gunned out at the plate on a perfectly executed relay – Nick Buss to Parker Dalton to Wallach.

  Dee Gordon and Kyle Russell did not play for the Loons with Juan Bustabad – celebrating his 48h birthday – opting to give them rest.

  The Loons continue their eight-game roadtrip tonight against the Lugnuts with left-hander Aaron Miller (1-1, 1.38 ERA) starting for the Loons against Lansing righty Joel Carreno (1-2, 3.29). 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 000-0
Lansing	        000 001 12x-4

  Great Lakes 	ab r  h  bi ave
Buss cf	        4  0  0  0  .249
Pedroza 2b	3  0  0  0  .255
Hatch 3b	3  0  1  0  .278
Sands 1b	3  0  0  0  .220
Silverio rf	3  0  0  0  .282
Wallach c	3  0  0  0  .250
Songco lf	3  0  1  0  .159
Calfee dh	3  0  0  0  .125
Dalton ss	3  0  0  0  .192
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  Totals	28  0  2  0
  Lansing	29  4  8  3

  2B- Songco (6). LOB- Great Lakes 1,
Lansing 8. CS- Hatch (2). DP- Pedroza,
Dalton and Sands. Pickoffs- Wallach.

  Great Lakes  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Eovaldi	        3.0  1  0-0  3  1  3.50
Martin (5-7)	3.0  3  1-1  2  2  4.15
Pratt	        2.0  4  3-3  0  2  5.18
  WP- Pratt 2. HBP- by Eovaldi 2. 
T- 2:14. Att- 7,812.
Akin's Homer Tops Osprey
Nick Akins' slugged a three-run home run in the eighth inning that flipped a 4-2 Missoula lead into a 5-4 advantage for the Raptors and Ogden held on for a 6-4 win.

Brett Wallach pitched the first 3.0 innings for the Raptors, allowing only two hits while striking out five. Antonio Castillo was rocked for three runs in the fifth and Joe Paxon allowed another run in the sixth.

Andy Suiter (2-0) earned the win after throwing the seventh before Akins' blast. Closer Steve Ames came on in the bottom of the eighth for a six-out save and got out of the inning with the help of his friends.

With two out, he allowed a single and then a line shot off the right field wall. Right-fielder Blake Smith fired the rebound to the cut-off man Pedro Guerrero at second base and his throw to catcher Gorman Erickson nailed the runnr at the plate.

Ames earned his sixth save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Trailing 4-2 and with Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Gorman Erickson on base and two out, Akins, in only his first week with the Raptors after a promotion from the Arizona League, fell behind in the count 0-2 bender then unloaded a shot that easily cleared the left-field wall for his second home run of the trip, following a grand slam on Tuesday in Helena.

Brian Ruggiano had broken the scoreless tied in the fifth with a two-run homer, sixth home run of the year.

The Raptors took one game from the Osprey, and finished their road trip at 3-4. Ogden returns home tonight to open a seven-game home-stand with the Helena Brewers in town for the first three games.

  Score by Innings
Ogden	        000 020 031-6
Missoula	000 031 000-4

  Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruggiano 3b	4  1  2  3  .371
Yount dh	5  0  0  0  .282
Galvez cf	4  1  1  0  .340
Erickson c	2  1  0  0  .321
Akins lf	3  1  1  2  .222
Smith rf	4  0  0  0  .200
Jacobs 1b	4  0  0  0  .283
Hernandez ss	3  1  0  0  .269
Guerrero 2b	4  1  2  0  .224
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  Totals	33  6  6  6
  Missoula	35  4  8  4

  Error- Ruggiano (5). 2B- Galvez (26).
HR- Ruggiano (6), Akins (2).
RBI- Ruggiano 3 (24), Akins 3.
LOB- Ogden 5, Missoula 11. SB- Ruggiano
(15), Hernandez (7), Galvez (10). 

  Ogden	         in  h r-er bb so  era
Wallach 	3.0  2  0-0  1  5  4.67
Castillo	1.1  2  3-3  5  1  5.61
Paxson	        1.2  2  1-1  0  0  4.98
Suiter (2-0)	1.0  0  0-0  2  1  4.09
Ames (sv 6)  2.0  2  0-0  0  4  0.89
  WP- Castillo. HBP- Ruggiano. 
T- 3:03. Att- 2,313.
AZ Dodgers Scalp the Indians 10-2
The Arizona Dodgers banged out 16 hits, led by Chris Henderson's 5-for-5 afternoon, and won their third game in the last four, 10-2 over the Indians.

Henderson, a 21st round pick in the 2009 draft, out of George Mason was a semifinalist for both the Howser Trophy, college's baseball's premier award given to the best player in the nation, and the Bench Award, given to college baseball's best catcher.

Named first-team All-American by Louisville Slugger, he has played mostly third base for the Arizona Dodgers this year. He set the school's single-season record for hits with 97, tied the school record for career doubles with 58 and hit .413 with a .702 slugging percentage and a .487 on-base percentage.

Henderson singled in the second, fourth, sixth, seventh and ninth innings, driving in the Dodgers final run in the ninth.

The Dodgers trailed 1-0 after one, broke the ie in the second and scored three in the fourth on a two-run double by Austin King and a ground ball. They never trailed after that.

They added their final six runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth. King slugged his second home run with two on in the eighth and Banks added his second round-tripper later in the inning. King finished with a season-high five runs batted in.

Dan Danielson (4-2) was pleased with the run support but actually didn't need so much of it. He allowed five hits and a pair of runs, one earned, over five innings and struck out seven. Bolivar Medina earned a four-inning save, giving up five hits and an unearned run.


  Score by Innings
AZL Dodgers	010 300 132-10
AZL Indians	100 010 010- 3

  Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Banks cf	4  2  2  2  .234
Becker ss	5  0  0  0  .364
Green 3b	4  1  2  0  .242
Tavarez c	5  1  2  1  .361
Jean 2b        	4  0  1  0  .270
JonGarcia rf	4  2  2  1  .292
Henderson 1b	5  2  5  0  .252
King lf        	4  2  2  5  .204
Cilladi dh	4  0  0  0  .133
---------------------------------
  Totals	39 10 16  9
  Indians	39  3 10  3

  Errors- Green (3), Henderson (13).
2B- King (2), Green (3). HR- King (2),
Banks (2). RBI- King 5 (10), Banks 2
(9), Tavarez (24), JonGarcia (17).
S- Green. LOB- Dodgers 7, Indians 11.
SB- JonGarcia (4), Banks (11).
CS- Jean (3), Banks 2 (4). 
	
  Dodgers	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Danielson (4-2)	5.0  5  2-1  1  7  3.51
Medina (sv 2)	4.0  5  1-0  0  3  2.23
  HBP- by Danielson. PB- Tavarez (10). 
T- 2:38.
Dominican Dodgers not scheduled

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