51s’ bats go cold in doubleheader sweep by Fresno

The 51s were swept in a doubleheader by the Fresno Grizzlies on Sunday, losing the opener 3-0 and the second game 5-4 in Pacific Coast League play at Fresno, Calif.

After being shut out in the first of two seven-inning games, Las Vegas took until the fifth inning of the nightcap to break through. Trailing 5-0, the 51s (32-26) got a two-run double from Craig Stansberry, followed by a two-run homer from Chris Woodward.

But Las Vegas couldn’t score any runs over the final two innings.

In the opener, both teams were shut down at the plate, with the 51s managing three hits and the Grizzlies four. Fresno made the most of its opportunities, though, going up 1-0 in the first inning on Thomas Neal’s RBI groundout, then getting its final runs on Edgar Gonzalez’s two-run homer in the third.

That spoiled an otherwise solid start by the 51s’ Brad Mills, who went all six innings and struck out seven, with one walk. Grizzlies starter Shane Loux got the complete-game win, with one walk and three strikeouts.

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