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  • 51s hang on to play another day in championship series
    Sept. 6, 2013
    The Las Vegas 51s avoided elimination today in their Pacific Coast League championship series against visiting Salt Lake, beating the Bees 3-2 when closer Cory Wade recorded a strikeout with two runners on base for the final out.
  • 51s fall in first game of PCL championship series on game-ending HR from Salt Lake
    Sept. 4, 2013
    The Las Vegas 51s surrendered a run in the eighth and ninth innings today in losing to Salt Lake, 4-3, in the first game of a best-of-5-game Pacific Coast League championship series. Salt Lake’s Matt Long hit a game-ending home run in the ninth to give the Bees a 1-0 series lead.
  • Las Vegas 51's manager Wally Backman smiles during  their game against the Tacoma Rainiers Thursday, April 25, 2013.
    These players key to Wally Backman's Las Vegas 51s making playoffs
    Sept. 4, 2013
    They’ve been promoted to the big leagues at a faster rate than most Triple-A seasons. With the players on the New York Mets suffering injuries and battling through inconsistent play, the Las Vegas 51s roster has been a revolving door to Citi Field. You won’t hear manager Wally Backman complaining, though. Backman has the 51s in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, going 32-17 in the second half of the season to win the Pacific Coast League’s Southern Division
  • 51s allow 2 runs in ninth to lose regular-season finale
    Sept. 2, 2013
    The good news for 51s is the game didn’t matter in the standings. They clinched the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division on Saturday.
  • The Las Vegas 51s Eric Campbell slides into home  in the fifth inning during their game against Tucson, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. The 51s beat Tucson 8-6 to win the Pacific Coast League Southern Division title.
    51s beat Tucson to capture the division title; playoffs start Wednesday
    Aug. 31, 2013
    A night after losing a ninth-inning lead and blowing a chance to clinch a division title, the Las Vegas 51s pounded their way into the postseason Saturday with an 8-6 win over Tucson.
  • 51s squander late lead against Tucson, can still win division this weekend
    Aug. 30, 2013
    A ninth-inning meltdown resulted in a 3-1 defeat for the Las Vegas 51s today, but they can still clinch a division crown Saturday thanks to a loss by Sacramento.
  • 51s can clinch division during home series with Tucson
    Aug. 30, 2013
    The Las Vegas 51s are inching closer to winning the Pacific Southern Division title. Thursday, they finished a series at Colorado Springs by scoring six runs in the initial two innings for a 10-7 victory.
  • 51s split doubleheader at Colorado Springs
    Aug. 28, 2013
    The Las Vegas 51s split two games today at Colorado Springs, winning the nightcap 12-8 after falling 4-3 in the first game. Each contest was seven innings.
  • 51s score 11 runs in final three innings, but still lose wild affair
    Aug. 27, 2013
    The Las Vegas 51s scored 11 runs in the final three innings today at Colorado Springs, but their late-inning rally fell short in a 13-12 defeat. The 51s sent eight batters to plate in the ninth inning, scoring three runs before Eric Campbell grounded out with the tying run on second base to end the game.
  • 51s inch closer to league title with doubleheader sweep
    Aug. 26, 2013
    The Las Vegas 51s took a significant step today toward clinching the Pacific Southern Division title. Las Vegas (78-58) swept a doubleheader from host Colorado Springs, winning 2-1 in the 10 innings and 10-9 in the seven-inning. More important, Sacramento lost to Fresno, giving Las Vegas three and a half game lead in the standings with six games remaining.
  • 51s to play six games in four days at Colorado Springs
    Aug. 26, 2013
    Las Vegas hits the road for its final trip of the regular season, playing six games at Colorado Springs. Doubleheaders will be played today and Wednesday to makeup cancelled games in April.
  • Las Vegas 51's mascot Cosmo takes the field, Friday April 12, 2013.
    Down to their last out, 51s rally to beat Fresno in 10 innings
    Aug. 23, 2013
    The Las Vegas 51s scored twice in the ninth inning today against visiting Fresno to force extra innings, winning in the 10th on Eric Campbell’s game-ending RBI single for a 9-8 victory.
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