Tucson Defeats 51s stretch Division Lead to 1.5 Games

TUCSON PADRES 6, LAS VEGAS 51s 5

Padres, Brad Brach (3-1); 51s, Jacob deGrom (1-1)

At Tucson, Ariz., the Padres (48-40) erupted for five runs in the second inning to erase a 1-0 deficit and added what would prove to be the winning run in the fourth on an RBI single by Gregorio Petit. Las Vegas (45-40) closed to within a run of the Padres in the ninth on Brandon Hicks’ solo home run, his sixth of the season. Zach Lutz also homered for the 51s, delivering a solo shot in the second inning. … Brad Brach picked up the victory in relief, holding the 51s scoreless in two innings of work. … Jacob deGrom started and lasted five innings for the 51s, giving up six earned runs on eight hits, and suffered the loss. Ike Davis has been promoted to the N.Y.Mets and Greg Burke was optioned back to Vegas also Mets pitcher Brandon Lyon was designated for assignment.

51s (RHP Matt Fox, 3-2, 4,68 ERA) at Tucson Padres (RHP Ryan Kelly, 1-1, 2.70), 7:05 p.m. today Fox Sports Radio 920 AM. Russ Langer with the call.

Ed Rivera AP

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