The Sky Sox salvaged a win in their series finale with Las Vegas Thursday 7-2 behind a strong start by Greg Reynolds, and three hits from Brad Emaus and Willy Taveras.
The Sox took a 2-0 lead in the first as the red-hot Taveras reached base on a single, stole second, went to third on a throwing error and eventually scored on a Dexter Fowler ground out. Brad Emaus would follow with a solo home run, his ninth of the year.
With the score knotted at two in the fourth, the Sox would take the lead for good as Emaus came through again with a two-run double and Mike Jacobs plated a run with an RBI single to make it 5-2.
The Sox would tack on single runs in the seventh and ninth innings, snapping a three-game losing streak to the 51s in the process.
Taveras finished 3-for-5 on the night, extending his hitting streak to 15 games.
Greg Reynolds (4-2, 6.45) picked up the win for the Sox. It was the first victory for a Sox starter since Aaron Cook picked up the W against Fresno on 6/2. Since May 12th, Sox starters have accounted for just four of the team’s 17 wins over that period. It was Reynolds’ first win since May 10th against the Iowa Cubs.
The Sox begin a four-game set with the Tucson Padres tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM MT.