Las Vegas 6, Salt Lake 3
The Las Vegas 51s moved to within a half-game of first-place Sacramento today in the Pacific Southern Division standings, scoring four runs in the eighth inning at host Salt Lake for a 6-3 come-from-behind win.
Jacob deGrom got the start and looked very impressive, retiring the first 15 batters to face him before he gave up a lead-off single in the top of the sixth inning. He finished with six innings pitched and was charged with two earned runs — both scored off John Church, however.
Robert Carson worked a scoreless ninth for Las Vegas to pick up his 11th save, combing with two other 51s pitchers in limiting Salt Lake to three hits.
Sacramento, which entered the day with a one-game lead, hosts Tucson later today. After today, Las Vegas will have 17 games remaining starting with a game Monday at Salt Lake; Sacramento has 15 games.
Francisco Pena: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Kai Gronauer: 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Zach Lutz: 0-for-1, 3 BB, 3 R
Jacob deGrom: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 ER, 3 K
John Church: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 1 K, 2-2 inherited runners scored
Robert Carson: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K
(Partially Compiled From Team Report)