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April 24, 2014

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51s sweep twin bill from Sacramento, increase first-place lead

The Las Vegas 51s swept a doubleheader Monday against visiting Sacramento, winning a pair of seven-inning games at Cashman Field — 8-3 in the first game and 10-4 in the nightcap.

In the first game, the 51s scored five times in the second inning, including a three-run triple from outfielder Matt den Dekker. Right-hander Matt Fox surrendered one run in five innings to earn the win.

In the second game, Jordany Valdespin clubbed a three-run home run in the third, and the 51s scored in five of six innings. Jamie Hoffmann added a 3-for-4 performance with two runs and two RBIs, and Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Earlier in the day, Valdespin was named the Pacific Coast League’s Player of the Week for last week. He batted .550 with 10 RBIs in six games, scoring seven runs and totaling 19 bases. Since being demoted to Triple-A three weeks ago, Valdespin is hitting .471.

The first-place 51s (60-48) have won 11 of their last 13 games, growing their lead in the Pacific Southern Division to 2.5 games against Tucson. They are four games ahead of Sacramento.

Las Vegas at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday opens a series at Nashville.

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