The 51s tied a Pacific Coast League record with four consecutive home runs in the fourth inning, and Brandon Allen went 5-for-6 as Las Vegas routed the Salt Lake Bees 16-4 Thursday in Salt Lake City for their third straight victory.
Las Vegas (24-10) trailed Salt Lake (13-22) 2-1 when it came to bat in the fourth. Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer to right field to give the 51s a 3-2 lead. Zach Lutz, who went 3-for-5 with five RBIs, followed with a solo home run to right field, and Taylor Teagarden then hit a solo homer to center. Allen then homered to right for the second of his five hits. All four homers in the five-run inning were surrendered by Salt Lake starter Jose Alvarez (0-2).
The 51s, who had 21 hits, added to their lead with one run in the fifth, two in the sixth and six in the eighth. Salt Lake’s Robert Carson walked four straight batters in the eighth, and Allen had a two-run single and Daniel Muno followed with a two-run double to highlight the inning.
Logan Verrett (2-2) pitched five innings for Las Vegas.
The teams conclude the four-game series at 5:35 p.m. today.