After stranding 10 runners in the first 10 innings, the 51s strung together four consecutive singles in the 11th and defeated the Omaha Royals 2-0 Thursday in a Pacific Coast League game in Omaha, Neb.
Las Vegas’ lack of timely hitting earlier in the game wasted a strong start by Fabian Castro, who scattered four hits in eight innings with four strikeouts and three walks.
The 51s (56-57) loaded the bases with one out in the third and eighth innings and with two outs in the ninth.
They finally broke through with one-out singles by Angel Sanchez, Aaron Mathews, Howie Clark and Randy Ruiz off Carlos Rosa (1-8) in the 11th.
Dirk Hayhurst (4-4) picked up the victory by getting the last out in the 10th. Bubbie Buzachero worked a perfect inning for his sixth save.
Mathews had four of Las Vegas’ 14 hits, Clark added three, and Ruiz and Sanchez had two apiece.
The Royals dropped to 46-65.