The 51s returned home and began their brief homestand with a statement, scoring four runs in the first inning en route to a 9-5 victory over Sacramento on Monday night at Cashman Field.
Basic and Rancho took their duel into the ninth inning, each starter going into the seventh and both relievers dealing. But a bases-loaded walk with a full count and two outs was the difference as Garrett Giles trotted to first base, his Basic team 2-1 winners at home.
Las Vegas dropped the series finale 7-6 to Albuquerque, ending the game with the tying run, Gavin Cecchini, on third base.
Also, Jamie Callahan felt shoulder irritation during his throwing program, the “Name the Team Sweepstakes,” are ending and the 51s return home for the week.
The 51s came to Albuquerque, New Mexico, riding a five-game losing streak. But now Las Vegas is a win from a five-game sweep after beating the Isotopes 7-5 on Saturday.
There were encouraging signs throughout the lineup for the Las Vegas 51s, who used an offensive outburst in the fifth inning to overcome the Albuquerque Isotopes for the third straight night on Friday.
With a 6-4 win over Albuquerque on Thursday night at Isotopes Park, Las Vegas has now won two straight games for the second time this season.
Boston approved a plan Thursday to change the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park named in honor of a former Red Sox owner some have said was racist.
Though the final score doesn’t reflect it, the Las Vegas 51s and Albuquerque Isotopes were tangled in a pitchers’ duel for much of Wednesday’s game.
Coronado smacked 16 hits and rolled to a 12-2, six-inning win over visiting Foothill, avenging a 2-1 loss to the Falcons earlier in the season.