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PEREZ' 3-RUN HOMER HELPS GIVE BUZZ LOSS

Eduardo Perez hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to lead Vancouver to a 9-1 win over Salt Lake on Sunday in the Pacific Coast League.

The victory means Vancouver has clinched the PCL's Northern Division Championship in both the first and second halves.Vancouver (38-32) and Salt Lake (34-37) start a five-game, best-of-three PCL playoff series Wednesday night in Vancouver.

Rod Correia contributed two RBIs to Vancouver's win, with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and a single in the eighth.

Perez scored three and had three hits in the game, including a triple.

Righthander Mark Ratekin won his 12th game of the year against five losses. He went eight innings allowing one run and nine hits.

Salt Lake's Marty Cordova hit his 19th home run of the season in the in second inning.

The Buzz, who lead the series, 7-4, with the Canadians, finish their regular season Monday night at Franklin Quest Field.

Salt Lake has drawn 699,106 fans this season for a PCL record.

Stars 13, Cannons 10

At Calgary, Alberta, Billy Hall went 6-for-6 and hit for the cycle as the Las Vegas Stars beat the Calgary Cannons 13-10 in the Pacific Coast League on Sunday.

Hall scored five runs and drove in four. He completed the cycle with a three-run triple in the seventh inning. He hit his third homer of the season in the fifth and had two doubles and two singles.

Alex Rodriguez, Bill Haselman and Dale Sveum homered for Calgary, which was eliminated from postseason contention in the North Division. John Ramos added three hits for the Stars, San Diego's Triple-A team.

Glenn Dishman (1-1) allowed nine hits and five runs in seven innings for the victory. Erik Plantenberg (6-7) took the loss, allowing nine hits and six runs in five innings for Seattle's top farm team.

Colorado Springs 6, Phoenix 3

At Colorado Springs, Colo., Ryan Hawblitzel singled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored in the third inning to help lead the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 6-3 victory over Phoenix in Pacific Coast League action.

Sunday's game, the third in a four-game series, raised Colorado Springs to 31-37, and dropped Phoenix to 37-33.

Phoenix got the early lead in the top of the first when Paul Faries doubled and scored on a 2-run home run by Ray Ortiz.

In the bottom of the third, Hawblitzel singled and ran to second when he and Webster Garrison were walked. The two advanced on a wild pitch and Hawblitzel scored when Jason Bates ground out.

Jorge Brito, Darrel Sherman and Garrison all singled in the fifth for the Sky Sox. Brito scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Bates. Sherman scored on a single by Chris Jones and Garrison scored on an error on the third baseman.

In the top of the eighth, Faries singled, stole second and scored on an error on pitcher Randy Marshall. At the bottom of the inning, Jim Tatum doubled and scored on a single by Allan Cockrell for Colorado Springs.

Cockrell scored on a single by Brito.

Howblitzel pitched seven and one third innings for the win. He gave up two earned runs, struck out two and walked one.