Sunday, June 8, 2014 | 9:15 p.m.
The Las Vegas 51s had gotten into the habit of digging themselves a hole by letting opponents pounce early while losing eight of their past nine games.
They turned the tables in Sunday’s sweltering heat to end the series against the Fresno Grizzlies with a 5-4 victory at Cashman Field. Las Vegas scored four runs in the first inning.
Centerfielder Cory Vaughn, who went 3-for-4 on the day, hit a two-run homerun to start the scoring. Leftfielder Brandon Allen and catcher Kai Gronauer kept the big inning going with a pair of doubles.
Starting pitcher Logan Verrett gave up two runs in five innings to secure the win. Reliever Ryan Reid picked up his second save of the season, working out of a jam he created by putting both the tying and go-ahead run on base with one out in the ninth inning.
The 51s start a weeklong road trip Monday and won’t return home until a June 17 date with the Nashville Sounds.