The 51s lost to the Fresno Grizzlies 5-3 on an Ivan Ochoa two-run homer in the ninth inning Monday in Fresno, Calif.
William Bergolla hit a one-out double off Las Vegas reliever Matt White (0-2) in the bottom of the ninth. Ochoa, who already had a two-run blast in the third inning, then stepped in against White and ended the game with a homer to left field.
The 51s had rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning. Mitch Jones opened the inning with a ground-rule double, and Delwyn Young followed with a single.
Sergio Garcia then singled to score Jones, and one out later, Ken Huckaby hit a two-run double.
Huckaby, Young and Jones each went 2-for-4.
Las Vegas (13-17), which opens a homestand today against Oklahoma, has lost nine of its last 11.Las Vegas 51s
OKLAHOMA REDHAWKS AT LAS VEGAS 51S WHEN: 7:11 p.m. today, 7:11 p.m. Wednesday, 7:11 p.m. Thursday, 7:11 p.m. Friday WHERE: Cashman Field RECORDS: Redhawks (16-14); 51S (13-17) AFFILIATIONS: Oklahoma, Texas Rangers; Las Vegas, Los Angeles Dodgers TODAY’S PITCHERS: Redhawks LHP John Koronka (2-2, 5.05) vs. 51s LHP Eric Stults (2-2, 6.28) RADIO: KENO-AM (1460) SERIES NOTES: Oklahoma leads the Pacific Coast League’s American South Division, while Las Vegas, 8-8 at home, is in last place in the Pacific South. … 51s first baseman/outfielder Mitch Jones leads the team with seven home runs and 24 RBIs. … Outfielder Larry Bigbie leads Las Vegas with a .373 batting average, and second baseman Tony Abreu, who is hitting .360, is the only other 51s player hitting over .300 … After its eight-game homestand, Las Vegas will play 16 of its next 20 games on the road.