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September 23, 2014

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51s score 21 runs on windy day to beat El Paso

With the wind blowing out today at Cashman Field, the Las Vegas 51s and El Paso combined for 30 runs, 35 hits and six home runs in their Triple-A baseball game.

The 51s did the most damage.

They scored seven runs in the first inning and had 14 runs after three innings, winning the final game of the series, 21-9. Las Vegas took three of four games to improve to 15-5 on the season — their best record after 20 games in the franchise’s 32-year history.

First baseman Allan Dykstra went 4 for 5, two doubles, a home run, five RBIs and four runs scored. Matt den Dekker went 3 for 4 with a home run, triple, five RBIs and four runs scored. Eric Campbell went 4 for 5 with three RBIs.

Brooks Conrad hit a pair of home runs to lead El Paso.

Las Vegas starter Dana Eveland (2-0) gave up two home runs in five innings, but struck out eight batters to earn the pitching decision. Seven of the eight 51s batters El Paso starter Ruben Mejia faced scored, forcing El Paso to go to its bullpen in the first inning.

Las Vegas is off Wednesday. Its 12-game homestand continues at 7:05 p.m. Thursday against Tacoma, the top affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

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