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October 23, 2018

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Home run from Kirk Nieuwenhuis helps 51s rally past Fresno for seventh straight win

The Las Vegas 51s scored three runs in the eighth inning Tuesday in rallying past the host Fresno Grizzlies, 6-5, for their seventh straight win and a series sweep.

Brandon Hicks connected on a solo home run to lead off the eighth inning and Kirk Nieuwenhuis won the game with a two-run home run later in the frame. Nieuwenhuis finished with three runs and three RBIs to lead Las Vegas, which improved to 31-26 on the season.

Las Vegas reliever Gonzalez Germen struck out the side in the ninth inning to record the save.

The 51s are off Wednesday. They open a series Thursday at Tacoma.

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