51s jump on top early, hold off Reno

A four-run first inning, aided by a pivotal error, led the 51s to a 5-4 win over the host Reno Aces in a Pacific Coast League game Thursday night.

Las Vegas (12-16), which was outhit 11-7, won its second straight game and sixth of seven, taking three of four in its series with Reno (11-17).

Anthony Gose and Travis d’Arnaud hit consecutive one-out singles in the first inning, and Gose scored when third baseman Taylor Harbin threw errantly on David Cooper’s grounder. After a walk to Moises Sierra and a strikeout, Yan Gomes hit an RBI single, and Ruben Gotay followed with a two-run single.

Gotay scored the 51s’ other run, in the third, on Mike McCoy’s squeeze bunt.

Aces starter Charles Brewer (1-2) gave up five runs, one earned, on seven hits in four innings. He struck out six. Three Reno relievers teamed to hold Las Vegas hitless for the final five innings.

Bobby Korecky (2-0), the third of six 51s pitchers, got the win. Chad Beck worked a perfect ninth for his third save.

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