Chris Gardner, Alvin Morman and Mark Small combined on a four-hit Pacific Coast League shutout to give Tucson a 10-0 victory over Salt Lake Tuesday night.
Gardner (2-2) allowed four hits and walked none while striking out three over seven innings. Morman and Small each threw one scoreless inning.John Henry (0-2) collected the loss.
The Toros scored one run in each of the first two innings.
Tucson added four runs in the seventh, including Mike Simm's two-run triple that followed a walk to Brian Hunter and a single by Ken Ramos. Simms scored on a fly-out by Chris Hatcher.
Ramos doubled and Simms singled him home as Tucson added four more runs in the eighth to complete the scoring.
Scooter Tucker and Frank Kelner had two singles each in the Toros 14-hit attack.
Las Vegas 3-3, Edmonton 1-1
At Edmonton, Alberta, a pair of 3-1 decisions gave the Las Vegas Stars a doubleheader sweep over Edmonton.
In the nightcap, Ray McDavid slapped an RBI triple off Edmonton starting pitcher Don Lemon (3-4) in the fourth inning. He later scored on Julio Bruno's single to left field.
Kevin Lockhart doubled off reliever Jim Corsi to start the fifth and then scored on a Dave Staton single.
Kerry Taylor (6-7) went the full seven innings for the Stars in game two with seven strikeouts.
Las Vegas starter Scott Chiamparino, coming back from reconstructive elbow surgery, threw five effective innings with one strikeout in the opener. Reliever Terry McFarlin earned his first save as he retired the final six batters.
The Stars scored all their runs in the first inning as Brian Deak and Harvey Pulliam both had RBI singles and Staton added a run-scoring sacrifice fly off Edmonton's Mike Myers (0-3).
Albuquerque 8-2, Phoenix 5-0
At Albuquerque, N.M., Billy Ashley went 3-for-6 with a double, a home run and two RBIs as Albuquerque swept a doubleheader from Phoenix.
The first game was the completion of a contest that was suspended by rain Monday with Phoenix leading 3-1 after two innings.
When the teams resumed, the Firebirds went ahead 4-1 before Ashley started a five-run rally with a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the fourth.
Don Carlson (9-6) gave up all five fourth-inning runs and picked up the loss. Dukes reliever Gary Wayne (2-3) pitched 32/3 innings for the win.
In the second game, Matt Howard hit a two-RBI single in the fourth to give Dukes their runs.
Brian Barnes (3-0) and Greg Hansell threw a combined three-hitter and didn't allow a Firebird runner past second. With the winning run at the plate, Hansell came in and retired three straight batters to end the game and earn his fifth save.