Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 10:48 p.m.
The Las Vegas 51s were defeated by the host Nashville Sounds on Tuesday in the first game of a four-game series, 3-1.
Las Vegas scored its lone run in the eighth inning on an RBI single from Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Zach Lutz was the only Las Vegas batter with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Rafael Montero was the tough-luck loser for Las Vegas, surrendering two runs in six innings with seven strikeouts. Nashville scored one run in the bottom of the eighth to put the game out of reach.
The series continues at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday.