Seven straight batters reached base in the first inning before Tacoma Rainiers starter Joe Wieland recorded an out. By that point, the two-run lead he was staked to had disappeared and the Las Vegas 51s were well on their way to their fourth straight victory.
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D.J. Myers pitched seven shutout innings, and Corey Pool’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning for UNLV in its 12-0 victory over San Jose State in a Mountain West baseball game Friday in San Jose, California.
Four years ago Thursday, Las Vegan Bryce Harper walked into Dodger Stadium and found his name on the lineup card, hitting behind second baseman Danny Espinosa and ahead of catcher Wilson Ramos, in seventh.
Cracker Jack’s new move to replace plastic toys with QR codes was met with a mixture of ambivalence and annoyance at the Las Vegas 51s game at Cashman Field on Friday.
Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins says he unknowingly took the performance-enhancing drugs that led to his 80-game suspension, but he’ll accept the penalty.
For the third time this season, unusual April weather affected the 51s’ ability to play at Cashman Field.
The 2015 NL Rookie of the Year was replaced in left field by Javier Baez to start the fifth inning Thursday against Milwaukee.
After having their first off day of the season, the Las Vegas 51s (8-10) resume action with the Tacoma Rainiers (11-8) on Thursday at Cashman Field.
Tacoma Rainiers pitcher Donn Roach will take the ball Thursday at Cashman Field for the first time in two years against the 51s. He is 1-1 with an 8.59 ERA in 14 2/3 innings while allowing 24 hits and striking out only two this season.
Gavin Cecchini and T.J. Rivera hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning Tuesday to lead the Las Vegas 51s to a 7-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes at Cashman Field.
The 51s lost a pair of two-run leads to Albuquerque on Monday night.
Bookmakers were dealing the Cubs’ regular-season win total at 93 to 93½ when optimism was rampant during spring training. A 14-5 start for the Cubs has forced Chris Andrews to inflate the number.
The 51s’ issues with runners in scoring position persisted through the weekend.
The clutch hits the 51s have been missing for the past week or so finally came in the eighth inning on Sunday.
Dean Kremer pitched eight shutout innings to lead UNLV to a 2-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton in a nonconference baseball game Sunday in Fullerton, California.
Mac Williamson hit two solo home runs and Mitch Delfino one in the Sacramento River Cats’ 3-1 Pacific Coast League victory over the Las Vegas 51s at Raley Field in Sacramento, California.
Josh Smoker’s bases-loaded wild pitch in the eighth inning cost the Las Vegas 51s in their 5-4 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes at Cashman Field. But beyond the box score, missed opportunities doomed Las Vegas first.
John Gavin and two relievers combined to limit UNLV to four hits as Cal State Fullerton breezed to a 6-0 victory in a nonconference baseball game Saturday in Fullerton, California.
The Albuquerque Isotopes come to Cashman Field on Saturday to begin a four-game series with the Las Vegas 51s.
Coby Kauhaahaa had two hits and four RBIs to fuel a balanced and potent offense for Cal State Fullerton in the Titans’ 12-4 rout of UNLV in a nonconference baseball game Friday in Fullerton, California.
As the game continues to evolve, so has Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman, who turns to numbers for his managerial decisions far more than one would expect for someone who’s constantly referred to as “old school.”
The Las Vegas 51s’ inability to capitalize on a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the seventh inning came back to haunt them in a 3-1 PCL road loss to the Sacramento River Cats.
Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.
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