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December 21, 2014

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51s’ slide continues, swept by Sacramento

The Las Vegas 51s have the best record in Pacific Coast League — just barely, though.

The Sacramento River Cats are the league’s hottest team.

Sacramento completed a four-game sweep at Las Vegas today, using a 3-for-4 performance with a home run from Stephen Vogt in a 9-5 victory at Cashman Field.

Las Vegas has lost eight of their last nine games, including six straight. Still, they have a 32-19 record. Sacramento has won 15 of its past 17 games, improving to 31-20 overall.

Both teams scored three runs in the first inning, including a three-run home run from the 51s’ Kirk Nieuwenhuis. But Las Vegas didn’t score again until the seventh inning, when Sacramento had built a seven-run lead.

Andrew Brown scored two runs for the 51s and Brandon Allen had two hits.

Also today, the 51s placed pitching ace Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list with a mild flexor-pronator strain. Syndergaard, the New York Mets’ top prospect, was sent to New York for evaluation.

The 51s open a four-game series tomorrow at El Paso, the top minor league affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

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