LAS VEGAS 51s 8-10, SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS 3-4


■ WINNING/LOSING PITCHERS: 51s, Matt Fox (5-3), Greg Burke (2-1); River Cats, Darren Byrd (1-1), Sonny Gray (9-6)

■ HIGHLIGHTS: At Cashman Field, Wilmer Flores and Matt den Dekker each had four RBIs to help the 51s (60-48) sweep Sacramento (57-53) to cap a 7-1 homestand. ... The benches cleared in the seventh inning, leading to the ejection of the 51s’ Jordany Valdespin and Armando Rodriguez and both managers. Rodriguez hit Grant Green with a pitch with one out as retaliation for Valdespin being plunked by Brian Gordon in the sixth. Valdespin had posed after hitting a three-run homer in the third. Skippers Wally Backman of the 51s and Steve Scarsone of Sacramento engaged in a heated argument and had to be separated by all three umpires.

■ NEXT: 51s (RHP Rafael Montero, 2-2, 4.50 ERA) at Nashville Sounds (RHP Johnny Hellweg, 9-4, 2.44), 5:05 p.m. today, KBAD-AM (920)

 

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