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51s score 12 runs in initial three innings in victory at Fresno

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Pitcher Collin McHugh fields a ball during Las Vegas 51’s practice at Cashman Field Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The 51’s open the season Thursday against the RiverCats at Sacramento. This is the first year the 51s are affiliated with the Mets.

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Pitcher Carlos Torres throws the ball during Las Vegas 51s practice at Cashman Field Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The 51s open the season Thursday against the RiverCats at Sacramento. This is the first year the 51s are affiliated with the Mets. Launch slideshow »

The Las Vegas 51s scored 12 runs in the first three innings Thursday at the Fresno Grizzlies for a 14-3 victory in the final game of an eight-game road trip.

The 51s sent eight batters to the plate in scoring five first-inning runs, including a grand slam from infielder Zach Lutz. Juan Lagares opened the game with a solo home run for the 51s.

Andrew Brown went 4-for-5 with three runs scored to pace the 51s’ 16-hit attack, Josh Satin had a pair of doubles and four other Las Vegas batters had multiple hits.

Collin McHugh (2-0) won his second straight start, striking out five batters in seven innings and giving up no earned runs.

Las Vegas (5-3) returns to Cashman Field at 7 p.m. Friday for their home opener against Colorado Springs.

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