One night after a 10-0 victory, the 51s were on the wrong side of the same margin, losing to the Tucson Padres 11-1 on Sunday in Pacific Coast League play in Tucson, Ariz.
Las Vegas (35-29) got its lone run in the second inning, tying the game when Eric Thames scored on Danny Perales’ sacrifice fly. Tucson (29-35) responded with a run in the bottom of the second to regain the lead.
The Padres plated three runs in the fifth, including a Cameron Maybin RBI double, then blew it open with a five-run seventh inning. Andy Parrino added a grand slam to make the score 10-1.
The 51s had 11 hits but went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Padres starter Matt Buschmann gave up 10 of those hits, and he had no walks to go with six strikeouts in six innings.Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Las Vegas 51s
• WHEN: 7:05 p.m. today through Thursday
• WHERE: Cashman Field
• RECORDS: Sky Sox (30-34); 51s (35-29)
• AFFILIATIONS: Colorado Springs, Colorado Rockies; Las Vegas, Toronto Blue Jays
• TODAY’S PITCHERS: Sky Sox RHP Edgar Gonzalez (0-0) vs. 51s LHP Brett Cecil (7-2, 6.04 ERA)
• RADIO: KBAD-AM (920)
• SERIES NOTES: Third baseman Josh Fields leads Colorado Springs with a .365 average and has 11 home runs and 44 RBIs. Las Vegas first baseman David Cooper leads the Pacific Coast League in hitting at .397 and has 40 RBIs in 43 games. Outfielder Adam Loewen is hitting .313 and is second on the squad in homers (11) and RBIs (45). Cecil has given up 15 homers in nine starts for the 51s after allowing four homers in four starts with the Blue Jays. On Tuesday he gave up two homers among 10 hits and eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in a 12-4 loss to Fresno. The 51s trail Sacramento (40-24) by 5 games in the Pacific South. Las Vegas will host the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate) from Friday through June 20.
TODD DEWEY/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL