Aaron Miller Pitches Six No-Hit Innings

The Dodgers #1 pick in the 2009 draft, left-hander Aaron Miller, threw six no-hit, as Great Lakes blanked Fort Wayne 10-0. Albuquerque lost 11-7 to Memphis but their magic number slid to five. Inland Empire lost 8-1 to High Desert. Ogden fell again in the 10th to Idaho Falls, this time 9-8. The Arizona Dodgers, in their penultimate game of the season, overwhelmed the Indians 9-1.

'Topes Lose But Magic Number Drops
Albuquerque (73-60) lost their third game in succession and four of their last five, allowing a season-high five home runs as Memphis collected an 11-7 win at Isotopes Park. The 'Birds used home runs to drive in all but one of their runs to break a five-game losing streak at The Lab.

However, Oklahoma City lost a doubleheader to and the Isotopes magic number for clinching a PCL post-season spot now stands at five.

It was the night of the longball at the Lab, with Albuquerque adding three home runs to the five hit by the Redbirds. That made the evening no country for pitchers. Memphis led 9-6 after four innings.

Starter Dwayne Pollok served up three home runs good for six runs in his three innings and Henry Bonilla faired about the same, allowing two runs and another dinger in two innings. Hyang-Nam Choi and Will Ohman held their own but Cory Wade surrendered the final three-run home run in the ninth.

Albuquerque jumped into a 5-1 lead in the fist inning, spanking out five hits. After back-to-back singles from Blake DeWitt and Hector Luna, Mitch Jones slugged a two-run homer, his league-leading 31st, and Jason Repko (#16) added another two-run shot.

Memphis bounced back with four in the third to lead 6-5 but Repko tripled and scored on A.J. Ellis' single to tie the game for the final time. A two-out shot off Bonilla (3-10) gave Memphis a lead they would never let go of.

Wade served up a three run blast in the top of the ninth and a Luis Maza solo home run in the bottom of the inning was the only hit off three Redbirds relievers over the final 3.2 innings.

Albuquerque will meet the Redbirds for the third time in a five-game set tonight with lefty Scott Elbert (1-1, 4.40) taking the hill for the Isotopes against Memphis righty Oneli Perez (3-2, 2.84).

  Score by Innings
Memphis        	114 200 003 11
Albuquerque	501 000 001- 7
  
  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss        	5  0  1  0  .288
DeWitt 2b	5  1  2  0  .248
Luna 3b        	5  1  2  0  .355
Jones 1b	5  1  1  3  .281
Maza lf        	5  1  2  1  .290
Hoffmann rf	4  1  1  0  .282
Repko cf	5  2  2  2  .275
Ellis c	        3  0  2  1  .318
Pollok p	1  0  0  0  .375
 Abreu ph	0  0  0  0  .360
 Bonilla p	0  0  0  0  .000
 SGarcia ph	1  0  0  0  .234
 Choi p	        0  0  0  0  .250
 Brown ph	1  0  0  0  .298
 Ohman p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Wade p	        0  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals 	45  7 13  7
  Memphis	40 11 14 11
 	  
  3B- Repko (4). Hr- Jones (31), Repko
(16), Maza (5), RBI- Jones (89), Repko
2 (47), Ellis (38), Maza (41).
LOB- Albuquerque 10, Memphis 8.
 
  Albuquerque 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Pollok 	        3.0  7  6-6  0  6  6.05
Bonilla (3-10)	2.0  2  2-2  1  1  6.29
Choi        	2.0  2  0-0  1  2  2.38
Ohman	        0.2  0  0-0  0  1  1.35
Wade	        1.1  3  3-3  0  3  5.60
  WP- Pollok. HBP- Abreu; by Bonilla. 
T- 3:02. Att- 9,383.
Chattanooga not scheduled.

High Desert Stops 66ers Again
After sweeping Inland Empire in three straight games last weekend, the Mavericks made it four in a row with an 8-1 victory over the 66ers.

High Desert jumped all over Sixers starter Justin Miller, tagging him for 10 hits and six runs in his six innings on the mound and leading him 0-5 with Inland Empire. in the second on an RBI single from Tyson Gillies, scoring Travis Scott from second.

The Mavericks led 8-0 before the Sixers could get on the board. Inland Empire (55-75) pushed across its lone run of the game in the seventh when Scott Van Slyke doubled to center, move to third on a groundout by Andres Perez, and scored on a Steven Caseres grounder to second.

Dodgers infielder Doug Mientkiewicz led off as the designated hitter to start a rehab assignment with the 66ers. Mientkiewicz went 1-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch.

The 66ers continue their seven-game homestand with High Desert tonight as RHP Mario Alvarez (4-6, 4.91) faces LHP Mauricio Robles (2-1, 2.66).

  Score by Innings
High Desert	012 102 200-8
Inland Empire	000 000 100-1

  Inland Empire  ab r  h  bi ave
Mientkiewicz dh	2  0  1  0  .500
Herrera 3b	3  0  0  0  .289
Ban Slyke rf	4  1  2  0  .290
Perez 2b	4  0  0  0  .328
Caseres 1b	4  0  0  0  .328
mattingly lf	4  0  1  0  .239
Rosario cf	4  0  1  0  .194
Fuller ss	3  0  0  0  .251
  Ortiz ph	1  0  0  0  .232
Mier c        	3  0  1  0  .224
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  Totals	32  1  6  1
  High Desert	31  8 12  7

  2B- Van Slyke (40). 3B- Rosario (1).
RBI- Caseres (51). LOB- Inland Empire
7, High Desert 8. SB- Mattingly (23), 

  Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era
JMiller (0-5)	6.0 10  6-6  3  3  7.20
Akin	        2.0  2  2-2  2  3  6.75
Jansen	        1.0  0  0-0  1  1  5.63
 WP- JMiller. HBP- Mientkiewicz. PB- Mier (5).
T- 2:47. Att- 2,490.
Miller, Loons Blank Tincaps
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

The Dodgers #1 pick in the 2009 draft, left-hander Aaron Miller, threw six no-hit, shutout innings and Great Lakes scored seven runs in the first inning against Fort Wayne en route to a 10-0 shutout win.

   Miller retired the first 13 hitters he faced. In the fifth, the left-hander from Baylor University hit Allan Dykstra to end the perfect game bid. But the next batter grounded into a 4-6-3 double play and Miller had still faced the minimum.  He retired the Tincaps in order in the sixth with a no-hit bid intact, but departed the game after reaching his pitch count limit.

   Miller (3-1) struck out five and hit one batter in his six nearly-flawless innings and was credited with the win. Aguasviva entered and surrendered a single to the leadoff hitter, but the left-handed did not allow a run in his two innings of work. St. Clair pitched around a leadoff double in the ninth to close out the game.

  Dee Gordon began the bottom of the big first inning with a ringing triple off the right field wall. He scored the Loons' first run of the game on a Jaime Pedroza sacrifice fly. Then with the bases empty and one out, Four consecutive batters walked to force in a run. Joe Becker produced a run on a fielder's choice grounder to short. 

  After Jerry Sands was hit by a pitch, Alfredo Silverio cleared the bases with a double down the left field line. Silverio scored on a single by Gordon, who was thrown out at second to end the inning.

   The first frame produced six more runs than the Loons' pitching trio of Miller, Aguasviva and St. Clair needed.

   Pedroza put an exclamation point on the victory with a solo home run in the eighth inning, his 14th of the year. Reliever Eduardo Perez – a former Dodgers farmhand who was traded to the Padres in the Greg Maddux deal last year – plunked Hatch on the very next pitch and was promptly ejected by the home plate umpire. Fort Wayne manager Doug Dascenzo argued the ejection and also was ejected by Patillo.

   The Loons' magic number is now three after Dayton's loss to South Bend; any combination of three Great Lakes wins or Dayton losses will result in the Loons' first playoff berth.

   The Loons' eight-game homestand continues tonight at Dow Diamond against the South Bend Silver Hawks. Right-hander Jon Michael Redding (14-3, 4.82 ERA), tied for the league-lead in wins, will start for the Loons against righty Brett Moorhouse (5-12, 4.41). 

  Score by Innings
Fort Wayne	000 000 000- 0
Great Lakes	710 100 01x-10
	
  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi ave
Gordon ss	4  1  2  1  .307
Pedroza dh	2  1  1  2  .259
Hatch 3b	3  2  1  0  .284
Russell rf	3  2  0  0  .271
Buss cf        	2  1  0  1  .253
Wallach c	3  0  1  2  .252
Becker 2b	4  1  0  1  .423
Sands 1b	3  1  1  0  .224
Silverio lf	4  1  1  3  .274
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  Totals	26 10  7 10
  Fort Wayne	28  0  3  0

  2B- Silverio (29), Sands (4),
3B- Gordon (12). HR- Pedroza (14).
RBI- Pedroza 2 (74), Wallach 2 (46),
Becker (4), Silverio 3 (57), Gordon 
(33), Buss (58), Sf- Pedroza; Buss.
LOB- Great Lakes 7, Fort Wayne 3.
SB- Russell (15), DP- Becker, Gordon
and Sands; Becker and Sands. 

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
AMiller (3-1)	6.0  0  0-0  0  5  1.65
Aguasviva 	2.0  2  0-0  1  1  1.72
St. Clair	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  2.78
  HBP- Sands, Hatch; by AMiller.
T- 2:42. Att- 5,344.
Ogden Falls in 10 Innings
For the second game in a row, Idaho Falls topped Ogden with a rally in the 10th inning that on a game-winning ground ball that allowed the winning run to score from second base. Idaho Falls 9-8 win handed Ogden its first three-game sweep of the season.

with the score tied 8-8, the end came quickly. A leadoff double, an intentional walk and a bunt that traveled just a few feet in front of the plate was grabbed by first-baseman Kyle Orr but his throw to first was off-line and the runner from second scored the winning run.

The Raptors led 1-0 early on consecutive singles by Brian Ruggiano, Pedro Guerrero and Brian Cavazos-Galvez in the third. Starter Brett Wallach allowed only a single over the first three innings before serving up a three-run homer in the fourth.

Ogden regained the lead with a four-run fifth. Cavazos-Galvez doubled home Ruggiano, who had singled, and Guerrero, who had doubled. Gorman Erickson then rapped his fourth home run, a two-run shot down the right-field line to put the Raptors on top 5-3.

Antonio Castillo, who took over for Wallach, gave up four runs on four extra base hits in the sixth and the Chukars took a 7-5 lead.

The Raptors again fought back in the seventh to tie the game, and only a base-running blunder kept them from gaining the lead. Angelo Songco and Erickson singled before Clay Calfee's RBI-single made it 7-6.

Nick Akins hit a shot off the top of the left-center-field wall, scoring one run to tie it. Calfee was held at third but the relay throw got away and Akins broke for third, thinking Calfee would try to score, giving the Raptors two men on third base in the old, traditional Dodgers way.

The catcher tagged Akins and Calfee was stranded at third when Orr ended the inning.

Fredy Quintero's wild pitch in the seventh gave the the Chukars an 8-7 advantage.

Ogden scratched out the tying run once again in the eighth though, as Pedro Guerrero singled in Hernandez, who had tripled to begin the frame.

The Raptors had a chance to take the lead in the ninth with runners at second and third and one out, but Akins and Orr both struck out to end the threat.

Reliever Nick Gaudi (2-2) retired the first six men he faced in the eighth and ninth but lost the game in the ugly 10th.

Brian Ruggiano, Nick Akins, Clay Calfee also had two hits each for Ogden, as did Brian Cavazos-Galvez, who hit his 28th double of the season in the fifth inning. He is now one double from tying the Pioneer League season mark for two-baggers.

Ogden is is in fourth place with an 11-12 record in the second half and Orem is 20-3. Ogden and Orem will probably meet in the first round of the playoffs in mid-September.

The Raptors head for Casper, Wyoming, as their road trip continues against the Ghosts. Allen Webster makes his second Raptor start against Kyle Hancock tonight.

  Score by Innings
Ogden        	001 040 210 0-10
Idaho Falls	000 304 100 1- 9

  Ogden 	ab r  h  bi ave
Ruggiano 3b	6  2  2  0  .378
Guerrero ss	6  1  3  1  .258
Galvez cf	6  1  2  3  .336
Songco lf	5  1  1  0  .333
Erickson c	5  2  3  2  .323
Calfee dh	4  0  2  1  .360
Akins rf	4  0  3  1  .279
Orr 1b        	4  0  0  0  .212
Hernandez 2b	4  1  1  0  .277
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  Totals	44  8 17  8
  Idaho Falls	33  9 11  6

  Errors- Guerrero (14), Orr (5).
2B- Guerrero (10), Galvez (28), Akins
(6), 3B- Hernandez (1). HR- Erickson
(4). RBI- Galvez 3 (55). Erickson 2
(32) Calfee (5), Akins (11), Guerrero
(22). LOB- Ogden 10, Idaho Falls 5. 

  Ogden	         in  h r-er bb so  era
Wallach 	4.0  4  3-3  0  9  4.81
Castillo	1.1  4  4-4  1  1  6.04
Quintero	1.2  1  1-1  1  1  1.75
Gaudi (2-2)	2.0  2  1-0  1  3  2.38
  WP- Quintero 2. T- 3;11. Att- 1,709.
AZ Dodgers Thump Indians
The Arizona Dodgers received strong pitching and broke ope a 1-1 game with eight unanswered run to overwhelm the Indians 9-1. Dan Danielson worked five innings during which he allowed four his and a run to earn his fifth win of the season.

Five different Arizona batters collected two hits, led by Rafael Ynoa, who knocked in three runs and Austin King who slugged his third home run in the eighth inning with a man on. Garrett Green, Jan Vazquez and Jeff Hunt had two hits each.

Melvin Ray doubled and scored on Ynoa's sac fly to help the Dodgers to a 1-0 lead in the third.

Travis Schlichting worked a perfect first inning before Danielson took over and added four shutout innings before allowing the tying run in the top of the sixth. Greg Miller, John Hernandez and Chris Gonzalez each added a scoreless frame.

The Dodgers snapped the deadlock with a pair of runs in the sixth, added four in the seventh and two more in the eighth.

Ray's sac fly and Taiwan Perry's double put the Dodgers up 3-1 in the sixth. Green tripled and scored on Vazquez's single in the seventh before Ynoa's two-run single capped the inning. King's home run in the eighth ended the scoring.

The Dodgers have an open date today and will finish the season on Saturday.

  Score by Innings
AZL Indians	000 001 000-1
AZL Dodgers	001 002 42x-9

  Dodgers 	ab r  h  bi ave
Ynoa 2b        	3  0  2  3  .500
De Jesus ss	3  0  0  0  .000
 Grider ss	0  1  0  0  .250
Green 1b	4  1  2  0  .281
Pericht dh	5  0  0  0  .211
King rf	        5  2  2  2  .244
Vazquez c	4  1  2  1  .200
Hunt 3b        	4  2  2  0  .172
Ray cf        	3  2  1  1  .125
Perry lf	3  0  1  2  .053
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  Totals	34  9 12  9
  Indians	41  1  6  1
 
  Errors- Ray (2), Grider (170. 2B- Ray
(2), Perry (1). 3B- Green (2). HR- King
(3).  RBI- Ynoa 3 (3), Ray (6), Perry 2
(2), Vazquez (2), King 2 (12), SF- Ynoa;
Ray. LOB- Dodgers 11, Indians 8. SB- King
(6), Ynoa (1). DP- Grider and Green; Hunt,
Ynoa and Green.

  Dodgers 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Schlichting	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Danielson (5-2)	5.0  4  1-1  2  4  3.08
GMiller 	1.0  1  0-0  1  0  0.00
Hernandez	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  1.88
Gonzalez	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  2.25
  WP- Danielson. Balk Danielson. T- 2:44.
 

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