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Pranks for nothin’: 51s victimize Viola

One of baseball’s time-honored traditions, pranks usually are perpetrated on unsuspecting players and coaches out of the public eye. But every now and then, a prank will cross the line — literally — onto the playing field for all to see.

51s hold on for win over Iowa

Josh Satin’s double in the top of the ninth broke a 5-5 tie and the 51s held on for a 6-5 win over the Iowa Cubs in a battle of Pacific Coast League first-place teams at Des Moines, Iowa.