Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Suns Report

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Suns Report

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Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT

JACKSONVILLE 9, BIRMINGHAM 4

Turning point: Juan Gonzalez hit a bases-loaded double for the second night in a row to power the Suns past the Barons for their 17th win in the last 22 games in front of 7,149 on Thursday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Suns highlights: In his Double-A debut with the Suns, James McDonald (1-0) allowed a single and a home run and struck out seven in six innings. ... Gonzalez has four hits and seven RBI in the last two games, raising his batting average to a season-high .304. ... James Tomlin, Anthony Raglani and Blake DeWitt each had two hits. .... Jon Meloan recorded his Southern League-high 17th save.

Suns lowlights: Other than the first and sixth innings, when they scored six runs on 10 hits, the Suns had just one run and two hits. ... After reaching the .300 batting mark the previous day, outfielder Xavier Paul went 1 for 5 and committed an error.

Quotable: "I'm standing more square [in the batter's box], and I'm able to drive the ball more to the opposite field. …

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