Webster, Wise and Cavazos-Galvez Spark Loons

Albuquerque lost 4-2 to Round Rock and San Jose bashed Inland Empire 10-4 despite Scott Van Slyke's 100th run batted in. Great Lakes Loons' five-game winning streak ended with 5-4 loss to Fort Wayne as Kyle Russell collected his 98th and 99th RBI. Ogden use Brian Cavazos-Galvez's 15th home run to dump Orem 7-1. Chattanooga was not scheduled.

'Topes Poised to Break 600,000 Mark
Albuquerque lost 4-2 to Round Rock but as a welcome consolation prize, the club will top the 600,000 mark in attendance tonight in the final home game of the regular season and for the first time in Albuquerque baseball history.

The attendance figure hit 593,190 last night as the Express prevailed despite being out-hit 11-7. Home runs in the third and sixth innings accounted for three of their four runs.

They built a 4-0 lead off starter Henry Bonilla (3-11) and reliever Brent Leach.

Albuquerque scored single runs in the sixth and eighth innings, finishing 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and leaving eight on base.

Xavier Paul, Blake DeWitt and Hector Luna, who had three hits, singled in the sixth for the first run and Mitch Jones launched his 34th home run of the season in the eighth.

This season, the 'Topes have drawn more than 10,000 fans a record 15 separate times, including a record 15,358 that came to see the Isotopes on July 3. Albuquerque is one of only seven teams in Minor League Baseball to have drawn as many as 590,000 fans this season and is currently third in the 16-team Pacific Coast League behind only Sacramento and Round Rock.

 Score by Innings
Round Rock	001 102 000-4
Albuquerque	000 001 010-2

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf	        3  0  3  0  .360
SGarcia pr-2b	2  1  0  0  .228
Hu ss        	4  0  0  0  .292
DeWitt 3b	4  0  1  0  .258
Jones rf-cf	4  1  1  1  .290
Luna 1b        	4  0  3  1  .360
Brown lf-rf	4  0  0  0  .291
Maza 2b-lf      4  0  1  0  .299
Closser c	3  0  2  0  .291
Bonilla p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Leach p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Lindblom p	1  0  0  0  .400
 Felix p	0  0  0  0  .500
 Rose ph	1  0  0  0  .000
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 Totals 	40  2 11  2
 Round Rock	33  4  7  4

 2B- Closser (13). HR- Jones (34).
RBI- Luna (61), Jones (98).
LOB- Albuquerque 8, Round Rock 3.
CS- Luna (2).
 	  
 Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bonilla (3-11)	4.0  5  2-2  0  3  6.27
Leach	        2.0  1  2-2  0  3  7.47
Lindblom	2.0  0  0-0  0  4  2.61
Felix	        1.0  1  0-0  0  0  3.10
 HBP- by Leach. T- 2:46. Att- 7,514. 
Chattanooga none of the Southern League teams were scheduled.

66ers Pounded by San Jose
San Jose banged out 10 runs on eight extra-base hits to cruise to a 10-4 win over Inland Empire. Scott Van Slyke reached 100 RBIs with a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to become the first player in franchise history to record at least 20 home runs, 40 doubles, and 100 RBIs in a single season.

Starter Justin Miller gave up a run in the first and after the Sixers came back ti take a 2-1 lead in the fourth held on to the lead until he was tagged for four more runs in the fifth and sixth and took the loss, his sixth against no wins.

Van Slyke singled, Andres Perez lined a double to drive him in and then scored on a double steal that saw Preston Mattingly tagged out in a rundown but delayed long enough for Perez to score.

The Giants went on to pile up a 10-2 lead before the 66ers scored twice in the ninth. Garett Green led off with a walk and Van Slyke followed with his 23rd homer of the season end the scoring for the night.

Inland Empire (57-78) missed yet another chance to reach the playoffs as the loss left them three games behind Rancho Cucamonga for the last playoff spot.

The 66ers close out with their last home game of the season tonight against San Jose.

 Score by Innings
San Jose	100 023 003-10
Inland Empire	000 200 002- 4

 Inland Empire 	ab r  h  bi ave
Herrera cf	4  0  1  0  .292
Green 3b	3  1  0  0  .224
Van Slyke rf	4  2  2  2  .297
Perez 2b	4  1  2  1  .337
Caseres 1b	3  0  1  0  .262
Mattingly lf	4  0  0  0  .230
Ortiz dh	4  0  0  0  .233
Garabedian c	4  0  0  0  .226
Lara ss        	3  0  2  0  .259
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 Totals	        33  4  8  3
 San Jose	37 10 15  9

 Errors- Perez (2), Green (4). 2B- Perez
(6). HR- Van Slyke (23), RBI- Perez (15),
Van Slyke (100). LOB- Inland Empire 4,
San Jose 11. CS- Mattingly (11).

 Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era
JMiller (0-6)	5.1  7  5-5  2  1  7.42
McCarter	0.2  2  1-0  0  1  3.43
Melgarejo	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  6.12
Akin         	2.0  5  3-3  2  3  9.00
 WP- JMiller, Akin. HVP- Caseres. 
T- 2:55. Att- 4,076.
TinCaps End Loons' Win Streak
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

In a matchup of two of the top three teams in the Midwest League's second half and two teams who have already clinched a Midwest League playoff berth, the Fort Wayne TinCaps snapped the Great Lakes Loons' five-game winning streak with a 5-4 win and clinched the East Division second-half title.  

The game-winning run was scored under peculiar circumstances in the seventh inning. With the game tied 4-4 with two outs and runners at second and third, Loons manager Juan Bustabad tried to signal catcher Matt Wallach to intentional walk the Fort Wayne batter. Pitcher Daigoro Rondon had come set and Wallach signaled for a time out but Rondon flinched and was called for a balk.  

Trailing 5-4, the Loons loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth, but Jaime Pedroza was called out on strikes by the home plate umpire on a delayed third strike call. Pedroza, also upset on a previous strike call in the at bat, protested the call at the plate and was ejected.  

The Loons scored single runs in the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead. In the second, the Loons manufactured a run with a leadoff double by Nick Buss. Wallach advanced Buss to third with a ground ball to second. Later, Jerry Sands lifted a sacrifice fly to right to plate Buss.  

Then in the third, Anthony Hatch drilled a solo home run, his 11th longball of the year, and the Loons led 2-0 but the TinCaps tied the game in the bottom of the third on a two-run home run off Aaron Miller. Miller faced one additional batter in the fourth inning before departing after three-plus innings.  

Fort Wayne took the lead with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings off reliever Steve Smith, who walked four in 2 1/3 innings. Just one of the two runs off Smith was earned.  

But the Loons tied the game in the top of the seventh on a two-run double by Kyle Russell, his 98th and 99th RBIs of the year.  

Jon Dutton (0-2) was tagged with his second loss of the season.  

The Loons and TinCaps meet for the second game of the series tonight. Right-hander Jon Michael Redding (15-3, 4.59), tied for the league lead in wins, will start for the Loons against left-hander Mike Wall (7-3, 4.11), a former Dodgers farmhand.

 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	011 000 200-4
Fort Wayne	002 011 10x-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  1  1  0  .303
Pedroza dh	4  1  1  0  .258
Hatch 3b	4  1  1  1  .293
Russell rf	2  0  1  2  .275
Buss cf        	5  1  3  0  .259
Wallach	        5  0  0  0  .252
Becker 2b	3  0  1  0  .333
Sands 1b	2  0  0  1  .211
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 Totals 	33 4 10  4
 Fort Wayne	32  5 11  4
  Errors- Becker (2), Russell (7).
2B- Buss (15), Russell (38). HR- Hatch
(11). RBI- Sands (15), Hatch (72),
Russell 2 (98). SF- Sands. LOB- Great
Lakes 11, Fort Wayne 13. SB- Pedroza
(35), Gordon 2 (72). DP- Gordon, Becker
and Sands; Becker, Gordon and Sands.
 	  
 Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
AMiller	        3.0  7  2-2  2  4  2.08
Smith	        2.1  2  2-1  4  1  2.76
Dutton (0-2)	0.2  1  1-1  0  1  3.94
Rondon 	        2.0  1  0-0  0  4  0.00
 Balk- Rondon. HBP- by AMiller, by Dutton. 
T- 3:08. Att- 4,122.
Raptors Smack Orem 7-1
Ogden used air-tight pitching and a pair of home runs to dump Orem 7-1 in the first meeting between the two teams in almost two months. Allen Webster (2-0) had another remarkable start, holding the Owlz to five hits over six innings and giving up only an unearned run.

J.T. Wise smacked a solo home run (#6) in the third inning and Brian Cavazos-Galvez unloaded his 15th with two men on base later in the inning.

After Orem scored an unearned run in the bottom of the inning, Ogden added one more in the fourth when Nick Akins' sacrifice fly scored Clay Calfee, who had doubled.

Webster retired ten in a row at one point and Jordan Roberts didn't allow a hit over the final three innings to record his his first save of the year.

The Raptors scored twice in the top of the ninth. Wise, who had three hits, singled in the first run and Brian Ruggiano added and RBI double.

The four-game series will continue tonight in Orem before shifting home to Lindquist Field on Friday night.

 Score by Innings
Ogden	004 100 002-7
Orem	001 000 000-1

 Ogden 	        ab r  h  bi ave
Ruggiano 3b	4  1  2  1  .382
Guerrero ss	5  0  1  0  .255
Galvez cf	4  1  1  3  .325
Songco lf	4  0  0  0  .322
Erickson cf	3  1  0  0  .313
Calfee 1b	3  2  1  0  .372
Wise dh        	4  1  3  2  .320
Akins rf	3  0  1  1  .269
Hernandez 2b	4  1  1  0  .288
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 Totals	        34  7 10  7
 Orem	        31  1  5  0

  Error- Erickson (4). 2B- Calfee (3),
Ruggiano (14). HR- Wise (6), Galvez (15).
RBI- Wise 2 (20), Galvez 3 (58), Akins
(14), Ruggiano (33). SF- Akins.
LOB- Ogden 4, Orem 6. DP- Hernandez,
Guerrero and Calfee.

 Ogden  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Webster (2-0)	6.0  5  1-0  1  4  0.96
Roberts (sv 1)	3.0  0  0-0  2  1  3.18
 T- 2:15. Att- 2,445.

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