The 51s scored five runs in the fourth inning, and four Las Vegas pitchers combined to limit the host Reno Aces to five hits in a 6-0 win Thursday night, the team’s sixth straight.
Wilmer Flores’ two-run double and Allan Dykstra’s two-run homer were the big blows in the fourth for the 51s, who sent 10 men to the plate in building a 5-0 lead against Reno starter Bo Schultz (1-2). That was more than enough support for starting pitcher Dana Eveland (1-0), who pitched five innings, allowing three hits and striking out six.
Flores, who was 2-for-5 with three RBIs, tripled home Eric Campbell in the seventh to give the 51s a 6-0 lead.
Las Vegas reliever Buddy Carlyle pitched two innings and got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the seventh when Alfredo Marte hit into a double play. Joel Carreno pitched the eighth inning and Erik Goeddel the ninth.
The 51s, who have the Pacific Coast League’s best record at 12-3, will try for a four-game sweep at 6:30 p.m. today.