Lambo, Redding and Galvez Spark Wins

Albuquerque lost 6-5 in the Mississippi mud. Chattanooga scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on a double by Andrew Lambo and a game-winning sac fly by Justin Sellers to top Mississippi 2-1. Inland Empire lost 5-0 to High Desert. JonMichael Redding won his 14th in Inland Empire's 3-2 win over South Bend. Brian Cavazos-Galvez knocked in the winning run in Ogden's 3-2 win over Missoula.

Sounds Better Mudders Than Topes
In racing parlance, a "mudder" is a horse that runs better when the track is soggy, and after a 90-minute rain delay, Nashville proved they fit the bill, outlasting Albuquerque (72-57) 6-5. Despite the loss, Albuquerque's magic number dropped to nine.

Hector Luna, who finished the game with four runs batted in, lined a two-run homer with Luis Maza on first base with a single, in the first inning to give the Isotopes a quick 2-0 lead.

The Sounds starter retired the next nine in succession with the help of a double play, before giving up a third run in the fifth when with the bases loaded, Chin-lung Hu drove in Jason Repko, who had singled, with a sac fly.

That run only tied the game because Nashville had scored single runs in the second and third on starter Scott Elbert and a fifth inning run off Dwayne Pollok. Elbert allowed five hits and a single earned run over four innings and struck out six to give him 30 in 28.2 innings.

Cory Wade worked a scoreless fifth before Hyang-Nam Choi, who had notched seven straight wins, quickly untied the game by serving up two home runs after allowing just three long balls over 49 innings all season. The two shots gave the Sounds a 6-3 lead.

Luna put Albuquerque back in the mix with a two-run single, scoring Sergio Garcia and Hu, who opened the inning with singles. Mitch Jones then singled to put the lead run at second and the tying run at third, but a pair of ground balls and a perfect ninth gave Nashville a 6-5 win.

Albuquerque sends lefty Eric Stults (5-2, 4.69) out against Sounds southpaw Chris Cody (6-7, 4.69) tonight.

  Score by Innings
Nashville	011 010 210-6
Albuquerque	200 010 020-5

  Albuquerque  	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss        	3  1  1  1  .288
Maza 2b        	4  1  1  0  .291
Luna 3b        	4  1  2  4  .358
Jones lf	3  0  1  0  .288
Hoffmann rf	4  0  0  0  .291
Closser 1b	4  1  1  0  .296
Repko cf	4  0  2  0  .270
Ellis c        	3  0  1  0  .320
Elbert 	        1  0  0  0  .000
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .429
 DeWitt ph	0  0  0  0  .243
 Wade p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Choi p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 SGarcia ph	1  1  1  0  .232
 Felix p	0  0  0  0  .500
 Brown ph	1  0  0  0  .299
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  Totals 	32  5 10  5
  Nashville	38  6 12  6

  Error- Hoffmann (5). HR- Luna (15).
RBI- Luna 4 (56), Hu (51). S- Ellis.
SF- Hu. LOB- Albuquerque 4, Nashville 9.
DP- Maza, Hu and Closser. 
 	  
  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Elbert	        4.0  5  2-1  1  6  4.40
Pollok	        1.0  2  1-1  2  0  5.55
Wade        	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.70
Choi (9-2)      2.0  3  3-3  0  2  2.47
Felix	        1.0  2  0-0  0  1  2.20
  WP- Everett. HBP- by Elbert.
T- 2:59 (1:30 delay). Att- 6,703.
Chattanooga Pulls Within One Game of Lead
Andrew Lambo
The Lookouts combined solid pitching with timely hitting and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on a double by Andrew Lambo and a game-winning sac fly by Justin Sellers to top Mississippi 2-1.

With the win they moved to just a game behind the two Tennessee teams.

Starter Jesus Castillo battled his control, he walked six, but allowed only two hits and a first inning run over his seven innings of work. A sacrifice fly double play drove in the only Braves run after a pair of walks.

Lambo ran down the fly and the run scored from first but a throw to catcher Lucas May and back to shortstop Justin Sellers nipped the runner on first attempting to move up.

Chattanooga tied the game 1-1 in the sixth inning, Trayvon Robinson led off with a single and made his way to second on a walk to Gaby Martinez and Lambo was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Lucas May's sacrifice fly knotted the game at one each.

Jesus Rodriguez (5-4) took over for Castillo, who took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and allowed only one hits while working shutout innings in the eighth and ninth.

In the bottom of the final inning, Lambo began the game-winning rally with a double and Lucas May then walked, both runners moving up on a ground ball by Russ Mitchell.

Justin Sellers lofted a ball to medium center field, and Lambo sprinted home ahead of the throw to give the Lookouts a 2-1 win.

  Score by Innings
Mississippi	100 000 000-1
Chattanooga	000 001 001-2

  Chattanooga 	ab r  h  bi ave
Nivar 2B-	3  0  0  0  .309
Robinson cf	4  1  2  0  .227
Martinez 1	3  0  0  0  .304
Rottino rf	4  0  0  0  .260
Lambo lf        3  1  1  0  .256
May c        	2  0  0  1  .287
Mitchell 3b	4  0  1  0  .235
Sellers ss	3  0  0  1  .289
Castillo p	1  0  1  0  .219
 Giles ph	1  0  0  0  .250
 Rodriguez p	0  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals	28  2  5  2
  Mississippi	27  1  3  1

  Error- Mitchell (9). 2B- Lambo (37).
RBI- May (29), Sellers (31). S- Nivar.
SF- May; Sellers. LOB- Chattanooga 7, 
Mississippi 6. SB- Robinson (2).
DP- Mitchell, Nivar and Martinez;
Sellers and Martinez; Lambo, May and
Sellers.

  Chattanooga  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo	7.0  2  1-1  6  4  4.40
Rodriguez (5-4)	2.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.22
  HBP- Lambo. T- 2:52. Att- 2,361.
Elevator Still Going Down for 66ers
For the second Sunday in a row, the High Desert Mavericks shutout the 66ers, this time 5-0 win. Inland Empire was limited to four hits

The 66ers struck out 11 times, setting the new mark at 1,142 strikeouts, with 14 games remaining. Jovanny Rosario swung and missed at a fastball in the eighth inning to record the new mark.

Starter Mario Alvarez (4-6) allowed eight hits and four walks as well as all five runs while striking out five in six innings for the loss.

The Mavericks scored all the run they needed in the first inning on a two-run double.

The 66ers didn't get a hit until Andres Perez doubled with one out in the fourth. No 66er base runner reached third base all afternoon and Inland Empire was swept for the fifth time in their last nine series. 

The 66ers moves to Rancho Cucamonga tonight with RHP Josh Wall (2-8, 6.29) starting against RHP Jayson Miller (5-8, 4.44). Inland Empire returns to Arrowhead Credit Union Park Thursday, August 27 to open up its final homestand of the season with the Mavericks and San Jose Giants.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 000 000-0
High Desert	210 110 00x-5

  Inland Empire  ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	4  0  1  0  .138
Herrera 2b	4  0  0  0  .290
Perez rf	4  0  1  0  .327
Van Slyke dh	3  0  1  0  .288
Mattingly lf	3  0  0  0  .235
Ortiz 1b        3  0  0  0  .233
Lara ss        	3  0  0  0  .263
JohGarcia 3b	3  0  0  0  .171
Mier c        	3  0  1  0  .221
---------------------------------
  Totals	30  0  4  0
  High Desert	26  5  8  5

  Error- Herrera (6), 2B- Perez(4), Mier
(4). LOB- Inland Empire 6, High Desert
7. SB- Mattingly (22). DP- Lara, Herrera
and Ortiz; JohGarcia, Herrera and Ortiz. 

  Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era
Alvarez (4-6)	6.0  8  5-5  4  5  4.91
McCarter	1.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.70
Krebs	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.70
  HBP- by Alvarez 2. T0 2:28. Att- 946.
Redding, Loons Edge South Bend 3-2
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Jon Michael Redding pitched seven strong innings and the offense did just enough to give the Great Lakes Loons a 3-2 win over the South Bend Silver Hawks. The Loons finished their eight-game roadtrip to South Bend and Lansing with a 5-3 record, their first winning road trip in the second half.

  Kyle Russell delivered the Loons' first two runs with a one-out single to center field in the first inning. Dee Gordon led off the inning with a walk, stole second, and moved to third on a bunt single by Jaime Pedroza. After a groundout by Anthony Hatch moved Pedroza to second, Russell's hit plated both Gordon and Pedroza for a 2-0 lead.

  Pedroza made it a 3-0 game in the fifth inning with his first home run in a month and a half. He drilled a 3-2 pitch deep over the wall in right centerfield for a 3-0 edge. It was Pedroza's first longball since a grand slam July 8 at Peoria.

  South Bend scored a pair of unearned runs in the sixth inning to tighten the game after Redding bounced a throw to second base on an attempted force play.

  Redding allowed five hits and two runs (both unearned) in his seven innings, with no walks and three strikeouts, to improve to 14-3 on the year and retake the Midwest League lead in wins.

  Steve Smith pitched a scoreless eighth, and Cole St. Clair struck out two in the ninth to earn his 13th save in 14 chances.

  The Loons return to Dow Diamond to start an eight-game homestand on Monday night against the Midwest League's best team, the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The Loons will start right-hander Ethan Martin (5-7, 4.15) and also pitch Nathan Eovaldi (2-5, 3.50), while Fort Wayne will counter with right-hander Simon Castro (9-7, 3.68). Castro threw a no-hitter in his last start.

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	200 010 000-3	
South Bend	000 002 000-2

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Gordon ss	2  1  1  0  .303
Pedroza dh	4  2  2  1  .259
Hatch 3b	4  0  0  0  .280
Russell rf	4  0  1  2  .275
Sands 1b	4  0  0  0  .242
Silverio lf	4  0  0  0  .275
Becker 2b	3  0  2  0  .636
Lopez c	        4  0  0  0  .208
Buss cf        	4  0  2  0  .255
---------------------------------
  Totals	33  3  8  3
  South Bend	33  2  7  2

  Errors- Gordon (24), Redding 2 (3).
2B- Becker (3). HR- Pedroza (12).
RBI- Russell 2 (89), Pedroza (69).
S- Gordon. LOB- Great Lakes 6, South
Bend 5. SB- Russell, (14), Gordon (67). 
CS- Gordon (24). DO-Gordon, Becker and
Sands.

  Great Lakes      in  h r-er bb so  era
Redding (14-3)	  7.0  5  2-0  0  3  4.82
Smith	          1.0  1  0-0  0  0  2.85
St. Clair (sv 13) 1.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.87
  T- 2:21. Att- 1,747.
Brian Cavazos-Galvez Strikes Again
Brian Cavazos-Galvez
Many of his teammates may not know how to spell his complete name, but that wouldn't keep them from writing his name at the top of the team MVP ballot after Brian Cavazos-Galvez, with the game one the line for the second consecutive game, knocked in two runs in the last of the ninth to give the Raptors a 3-2 win.

For the second game in succession, Missoula elected to pitch to Cavazos-Galvez with the game on the line, and for the second straight day, the Raptors star outfielder knocked in the run that beat them. He had slammed a single in the 11th to give the Raptors a 2-1 win Saturday.

Starter Matt Magill allowed a two-run home run in the third inning to give Missoula a 2-0 lead. But Magill, Greg Wilborn, and Javier Solano didn't give up another run and held the Osprey to four hits. Solano (2-0) worked a 1-2-3 ninth to protect the Ogden lead as they finished the home-stand 5-2, taking three of four from Missoula.

Ogden, held to four hits and trailing 2-0 in the last of the eighth, got one-out singles from Lenell McGee and David Iden. Brian Ruggiano followed with a hot-shot that the third couldn't handle as McGee scored. Iden and Ruggiano executed a double-steal and with two out, here was that man again, Cavazos-Galvez.

Six-six, 220-pound left-handed hitter Clay Calfee was looming on-deck, and the Osprey elected to pitch to Cavazos-Galvez instead.

Bad mistake.

He boomed a drive over the outfielder's head for two runs and his 27th two-base hit of the year, breaking a Raptors' single season mark for doubles.

Reinforcements on the Way
Earlier in the day, Ogden learned that slugging outfielder Angelo Songco would be rejoining the club for the remainder of the season and playoffs. Songco, who was promoted to Great Lakes, was batting .370 with 7 home runs in 19 games at the time of his promotion.

After an off-day today, the Raptors will open a six-game road-trip in Idaho Falls Tuesday night. Righties Edwin Contreras and Santiago Garrido square off.

  Score by Innings
Missoula	002 000 000-2
Ogden	        000 000 03x-3

  Ogden 	ab r  h  bi ave
Ruggiano dh	4  1  1  1  .385
Guerrero ss	4  0  1  0  .239
Galvez rf	4  0  2  2  .335
Calfee lf	4  0  0  0  .235
Wise c       	3  0  0  0  .296
Yount 3b	3  0  1  0  .270
Jacobs 1b	3  0  0  0  .276
McGee cf	3  1  1  0  .258
Iden 2b        	3  1  2  0  .254
---------------------------------
  Totals	31  3  8  3
  Missoula	30  2  4  2

  Errors- Wise (4), Wilborn (2).
2B- Galvez (27). RBI- Ruggiano (29),
Galvez 2 (51). LOB- Ogden 4. Missoula 6.
SB- Ruggiano (1(), Iden (5). DP- Yount, 
Guerrero and Jacobs.

 Ogden	         in  h r-er bb so  era
Magill	        4.0  2  2-0  3  4  4.03
Wilborn	        3.0  2  0-0  0  5  4.11
Solano (2-0)    2.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.44
  HBP- by Wilborn. T- 2:07. Att- 2,519.
Arizona Dodgers-- not scheduled.

Dominican Dodgers-- season ended.

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