The 51s rallied from a 5-2 deficit with one run in the eighth inning and two each in the ninth and 10th to defeat the Salt Lake Bees 7-5 on Wednesday night in a Pacific Coast League game in Salt Lake City.
The Bees had built a 4-0 lead off Las Vegas starting pitcher Jacob deGrom and led 5-2 entering the eighth, as Salt Lake starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker had struck out 11. But Las Vegas got a run on Allan Dykstra’s sacrifice fly that scored Kirk Nieuwenhuis after Nieuwenhuis led off the inning with a double.
The 51s tied the score in the ninth when Eric Campbell doubled with one out and scored on Wilmer Flores’ single. After the 51s loaded the bases, Salt Lake reliever Yosian Herrera walked Brandon Allen, scoring Flores to make it 5-5.
Las Vegas took the lead in the 10th when Daniel Muno singled, was sacrificed to second and scored on Campbell’s ground-rule double. Campbell scored on Dykstra’s single to make it 7-5.
Closer Vic Black retired the Bees in order in the bottom of the inning, striking out the side, for his fourth save.
Zack Thornton got the win (1-1), and Jeremy Berg (1-1) took the loss.
The teams meet at 5:35 p.m. today in the third game of the four-game series.