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Keys to the game

Las Vegas used three home runs and took advantage of eight Tucson walks in a 13-8 victory in front of 6,084 fans Thursday at Parkview Field.

Danny Perales hit a grand slam for the 51s in the first of four Triple-A games at Parkview Field.

Here are the highlights.

Key at-bat: Tucson held a 6-0 lead when Perales hit the two-out grand slam off of Jeremy Hefner in the fourth inning. Las Vegas didn't take the lead until the eighth, when it scored five runs, but the slam shifted the momentum of the game.

Key out(s): Tucson loaded the bases with one out in the fourth inning. Kyle Blanks struck out and Matt Clark grounded out to waste a scoring opportunity.

Quotable

"It's been a pretty good day the way we've been received here, first-class organization made this nice deal. Unfortunately the game didn't turn out the way we wanted.

"In this league, the teams have a lot of offense. It's a hitting league. You've got to minimize the damage by keeping walks off the bases. Making all the defensive plays, no errors. You have to keep them to solo home runs."

- Tucson manager Terry Kennedy

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