LAS VEGAS 51s 8, FRESNO GRIZZLIES 7


■ WINNING/LOSING PITCHER: 51s, Daryl Thompson (1-0); Grizzlies, Dan Runzler (3-7)

■ HIGHLIGHTS: At Cashman Field, Eric Campbell lined a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning to cap the first-place 51s’ comeback from a 7-0 deficit — the largest they’ve overcome this season. Lucas Duda blooped a leadoff single and advanced to third on Runzler’s errant pickoff attempt. … Las Vegas (73-57), which has won four straight games and 10 of 12, retained its one-game lead in the Pacific South Division over Sacramento (73-59). … Kirk Nieuwenhuis launched a tying solo shot in the eighth inning for the 51s, who scored a run in the fifth, three in the sixth and two in the seventh, when Campbell belted a two-run homer to cut their deficit to 7-6. … Nieuwenhuis tripled and scored in the fifth on Ruben Tejada’s sacrifice fly, and Matt den Dekker hit an RBI single and Jamie Hoffmann lined a pinch-hit two-run single in the sixth. … Fresno (63-68) plated five runs in the third, when Carlos Peguero drilled a three-run double and Johnny Monell followed with a two-run homer. … Both teams squandered chances to win in extra innings. Fresno left the bases loaded in the 11th, when Thompson struck out Guillermo Quiroz to end the inning. Las Vegas put the winning run on third base with no outs in the 10th before things went awry. Brian Bixler struck out and Francisco Pena and Nieuwenhuis were intentionally walked to load the bases for Matt Fox. The pitcher failed to make contact on a suicide-squeeze bunt try, and Brandon Hicks was tagged out trying to steal home.

■ NEXT: Grizzlies (RHP Justin Fitzgerald, 2-5, 5.76 ERA) at 51s (RHP Giancarlo Alvarado, 4-4, 3.74), 7:05 p.m. today, KBAD-AM (920)

 

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