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51s beat Colorado Springs in 11 innings

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Las Vegas 51s outfielder Juan Lagares, right, waits to hit during batting 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.

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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 »

Juan Lagares walked to open the bottom of the 11th inning Sunday for the Las Vegas 51s, scoring on an RBI single by Reese Havens for a 5-4 victory against visiting Colorado Springs at Cashman Field.

Armando Rodriguez struck out two in the 11th inning for Las Vegas to earn the win, helping it snap a two-game losing streak.

The 51s took an early lead in the second inning on a three-run home run from Jamie Hoffmann. Lagares had a solo home run in the seventh.

Pitching ace Zack Wheeler didn’t disappoint in his home debut for Las Vegas, striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings pitched.

The 51s will play for a series split against Colorado Springs at 7:05 p.m. Monday.

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