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July 30, 2014

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Top prospect takes loss for 51s in defeat against Sacramento

The Las Vegas 51s were limited to eight hits today against visiting Sacramento in a 7-4 loss at Cashman Field to snap a three-game winning streak.

Cesar Puello went 2 for 4 with a run scored for Las Vegas, but the 51s couldn’t overcome surrendering runs in the first and second innings in falling behind for good.

Las Vegas starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, the New York Mets’ top prospect, went five innings in his second start of the season. Despite a stretch where he retired eight consecutive batters, he took the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits.

Big-league veteran Bobby Abreu, who is expected to be eventually promoted to New York, knocked a run-scoring single in the ninth to trim the Las Vegas deficit to three runs. Wilmer Flores followed with a single to bring Eric Campbell to the plate as the tying run. But Campbell, who hit a fourth-inning home run, struck out looking to end the game.

Las Vegas (5-2) wraps up its eight-game homestand to open the season at 7:05 p.m. Thursday against Sacramento.

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