51s win on den Dekker’s walkoff homer in 10th


Matt den Dekker lined a three-run homer over the fence in right-center field with one out in the bottom of the 10th on Monday night to give the Las Vegas 51s an 8-5 win over the Memphis Redbirds at Cashman field.

Chasen Bradford pitched a scoreless 10th to pick up his first win.

The 51s scored twice in the bottom of the ninth, both runs coming home on a wild pitch, to tie the game at 5-5.

Pinch runner Cesar Puello came home on the wild pitch, and the catcher’s throw to the plate hit the runner, allowing den Dekker to score the tying run.

Scott Moore blasted a three-run homer over the fence in right field with one out in the top of the ninth to give Memphis a 5-3 lead.

The towering homer, Moore’s third of the series, ruined an outstanding start by Las Vegas’ Logan Verrett, who became the first 51s starter this season to pitch eight innings.

He gave up two earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks before leaving after allowing a leadoff single in the ninth.

Josh Satin walked with the bases loaded to force home Daniel Muno with one out in the bottom of the eighth to give Las Vegas a 3-2 lead. But consecutive pop outs left the bases loaded.

The 51s tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth when Brandon Allen hit a two-run single through the right side with two outs.

Den Dekker nearly got the 51s off to a great start when he lined a 1-1 pitch off the fence in right-center field to lead off the bottom of the first.

Redbirds center fielder Randal Grichuk crashed into the fence on the play, and the ball bounced back toward center. The speedy den Dekker tried to come around for an inside-the-park home run, but was gunned down at the plate on a relay from right fielder Stephen Piscotty to second baseman Greg Garcia.

Las Vegas wouldn’t manage another hit until the Josh Satin lined a one-out single in the fifth inning.

Las Vegas catcher Travis d’Arnaud was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning and is expected to be in New York for the Mets’ game Tuesday against Oakland.

D’Arnaud hit .436 with 13 runs, eight doubles, six homers and 16 RBIs in 15 games with the 51s.

The four-game series concludes at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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