51s end losing skid with 4-2 win over Memphis


■ WINNING/LOSING PITCHER: 51s, Rafael Montero (3-3); Redbirds, Michael Wacha (5-3)

■ HIGHLIGHTS: At Memphis, Tenn., the 51s snapped a five-game losing streak behind a solid outing by starting pitcher Rafael Montero. The right-hander scattered four hits over eight inning, allowed one run and struck out four to help even his record at 3-3. ... Las Vegas (61-53) gave Montero all the support he would need with a three-run fourth inning. Wilmer Flores got the rally started with a one-out solo home run, his 15th of the season, Jordany Valdespin followed with a single, and Zach Lutz doubled him home. Matt den Dekker made it 3-0 with a single to left. ... Memphis (56-60) cut the 51s’ lead to 3-1 in the seventh on an RBI infield single by Greg Garcia. ... The 51s added an insurance run in the ninth inning when Eric Campbell was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in Brandon Hicks. ... The Redbirds made it 4-2 in their final at-bat on an RBI double by Garcia.

■ NEXT: 51s (RHP Chris Schwinden, 4-9, 5.94 ERA) at Redbirds (LHP Nick Additon, 7-6, 4.25 ERA), 5:05 p.m. today, KBAD-AM (920)

 

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