The Javelinas had a comfortable 4-2 lead until the seventh inning when the Scorpions scored eight runs, all with two outs, to beat Peoria 10-4. Corey Myers (AZ) had a three-run double with the bases loaded and Anthony Gwynn Jr. (MIL) had a two-run double in the big inning. Strong winds during the game caused numerous fly balls to drift away from outfielders. James Loney (LA) was the only player with more than one hit for the Scorpions, going 2-for-5 with an RBI. The win for Scottsdale gives them the AFL's best record at 15-7. They are now 5.5 games ahead of their nearest opponent with less than three weeks to play.
Magic Sticks: Chris Shelton's (DET) three-run home run in the first inning gave Grand Canyon an early 3-0 lead. Mike Cervenak (SF) would follow suit with a three-run shot in the third and Curtis Granderson (DET) would add a two-run bomb in the fourth on the way to a 12-4 win over Phoenix. Jesse Crain (MIN) earned his first win of the season behind two innings of no-hit baseball. Tony Pena Jr. (ATL) and Yobal Duenas (NYY) each had a solid game for Grand Canyon. At the plate, Pena was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Duenas finished 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. The Rafters gain a game on the Desert Dogs with the win.
Three's Company: Peoria scored twice in the top of the sixth inning on their way to a 6-5 win over the Solar Sox. The Saguaros' bullpen was sensational with Mike Johnston (PIT), Royce Ring (NYM) and Jeff Miller (PIT) each pitching a scoreless inning to close the game. Eight different players had one hit for the Saguaros. Chase Lambin (NYM) and Juan Senreiso (TEX) hit solo home runs.
Dolan on MLB.com RADIO: Today Brett Dolan will call the action of the Solar Sox vs. Saguaros game at Peoria Sports Complex. The game will be heard live 1:05 p.m. (MT) on MLB.com.
MLB.com: Log on to MLB.com for the latest news on the Arizona Fall League. Click on the Minors tab to access the Fall League website where you will find player journals, stories and more. You can sign up for an Arizona Fall League weekly newsletter emailed directly to your inbox.
Q & A: Oakland Athletics prospect John Baker and Atlanta Braves prospect Tony Peña Jr. will be answering your questions on MLB.com and MLB.com en Español. Log on to the website today and send in your questions then stay tuned for their responses.
Coming Soon, Tony Peña Sr.: The Arizona Fall League continues its tradition of honoring former player and managers by inducting them into the Hall of Fame. Tony Peña Sr. will be in attendance for the Saguaros-Scorpions game on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Scottsdale Stadium. The induction ceremony will take place prior to the start of the 7:05 p.m. game.
Championship Game: The winner of the National Division and the American Division will face off for a one game playoff to determine the 2004 AFL Championship. The Championship game will be played at Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1:05 p.m. The winner of the Joe Black MVP Award will be presented in a pre-game ceremony.
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