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51s fend off Zephyrs, end three-game slide

The 51s halted a three-game losing streak, rolling to a 9-5 Pacific Coast League victory over the host New Orleans Zephyrs on Tuesday.

Las Vegas (62-56) blew a 5-1 lead, allowing four runs in the sixth inning, but the 51s regained the lead on Xavier Paul’s RBI single in the seventh.

In the eighth inning, A.J. Ellis and Jason Repko had RBI singles, and Wilkin Ruan had an RBI ground-out to put the 51s up 9-5. Reliever Eduardo Sierra then threw two perfect innings to seal the win.

Paul also had an RBI single in the first inning, and the 51s scored three runs in the second — on an Angel Chavez sacrifice fly and an Eric Stults two-run homer. Mitch Jones led off the fourth with a home run to make the score 5-1.

The Zephyrs (57-61) rallied to tie the score in the sixth, on Gustavo Molina’s three-run homer and Anderson Hernandez’s RBI single.

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