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Fifth-inning rally lifts 51s past Fresno

Andrew Carpenter pitched six strong innings, and Adeiny Hechavarria and Travis d’Arnaud each had an RBI single in the 51s’ four-run fifth inning in their 4-2 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday night in Fresno, Calif.

Carpenter (4-1) settled down after the Grizzlies’ three-hit, two-run first inning to shut them out on three hits over the next five innings. He walked two and struck out six.

Clint Everts pitched a perfect seventh and eighth with three strikeouts for Las Vegas (34-28), and Jerry Gil survived an eventful ninth for his second save.

An error, a walk and a wild pitch put Fresno runners on second and third with one out in the ninth. But Gil notched a strikeout and a groundout to end it.

Grizzlies starter Eric Hacker (9-2) gave up four runs on four hits and four walks and struck out seven in six innings.

Each team finished with six hits, and the 51s got half of theirs in the fifth. Anthony Gose, who reached on a walk, scored from third on a balk, and Eric Thames hit a sacrifice fly in the decisive inning.

Brett Pill and Nick Noonan each had an RBI hit in the first for Fresno (39-23).

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