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Zack Wheeler walks six and is pulled in fifth; 51s still win third straight

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Steve Marcus

Pitcher Zack Wheeler is shown 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.

The Las Vegas 51s closed an eight-game home stand Friday with a 10-5 victory against the Sacramento RiverCats, winning the final three games of the four-game Pacific Coast League series.

While the 51s were victorious, pitching ace Zack Wheeler was not. The top prospect walked six batters and surrendered four earned runs in lasting just 4 1/3 innings.

Eric Campbell scored three runs to pace the 51s, including a solo home run in the second inning. Reese Havens belted a solo home run in the seventh for Las Vegas, which used three-run innings in the third and sixth to pad its lead.

Andrew Brown continued his hot streak to open the season with a two-run double, giving him 14 RBI in 16 games.

Las Vegas (9-7) went 4-4 on the home stand. They open a four-game series Saturday at Colorado Springs.

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