Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 | 10:40 p.m.
The earliest the Las Vegas 51s can clinch a playoff spot is Friday.
The 51s were shut out 4-0 today by visiting New Orleans in the first game of an eight-game homestand, keeping Las Vegas’ magic number at three games over El Paso to clinch the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division.
A Las Vegas win or El Paso loss knocks a game off the magic number, but El Paso won today at Oklahoma City. Las Vegas still has a comfortable 9.5 game advantage in the standings.
Las Vegas was limited to seven hits by New Orleans, including three hits by leadoff hitter Daniel Muno. All of the 51s’ hits were singles.
New Orleans scored once in the first inning and three times in the ninth. Brian Bogusevic had a two-run single for New Orleans.
The series continues at 7:05 p.m Thursday.