LAS VEGAS, NV - Taylor Davis went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Iowa Cubs (17-21) defeated the Las Vegas 51s (16-24) 5-4, Wednesday at Cashman Field. For the first time since May 4-5, the I-Cubs have won back-to-back games.
Casey Kelly (1-0), making his Iowa debut, carried the I-Cubs through five innings, serving up two runs on five hits, one home run and a walk while totaling six strikeouts to seize the win. David Rollins recorded the final two outs of the game for his second save of the season.
In addition to Davis, Elliot Soto and Victor Caratini also collected three-hit games. Jemile Weeks contributed two RBI and Chris Dominguez donated two runs scored.
Iowa jumpstarted its' scoring in the second inning, loading the bases with no outs on singles from Dominguez and Caratini and a walk from Weeks. Davis cashed in for the I-Cubs, roping a two-RBI double to center field to put Iowa ahead. In the following frame, four consecutive singles plated another two to give Iowa a 5-0 lead.
The I-Cubs' offense quieted as Las Vegas reduced its' deficit with two runs in the fourth and one in the seventh. The 51s pulled within a run in the ninth, but the I-Cubs halted the effort in time.
Iowa and Las Vegas wrap up the series at 9:05 p.m. CT tomorrow at Cashman Field. The I-Cubs return to Principal Park on Friday to begin an eight-game homestand against Tacoma and Reno. For more information or tickets, visit www.iowacubs.com.
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