Las Vegas, NV – Jorge Mateo and Ramon Laureano each collected four hits and three RBIs on Tuesday night to lead the Nashville Sounds to an 11-4 victory over the Las Vegas 51s at Cashman Field in the opener of a seven-game road trip.
Every Sounds hitter in the game reached base at least once, and the offense built an early 5-0 lead. Anthony Garcia smashed a long two-run homer in the first, his 19th of the year. BJ Boyd doubled home Franklin Barreto in the third, and Jorge Mateo’s RBI triple in the fourth made it a 4-0 game. Then Ramon Laureano followed with a run-scoring double to make it 5-0.
After Las Vegas scored one in the fourth and two in the fifth against Chris Bassitt to cut it to 5-3, the Sounds pulled away again. Garcia and Sheldon Neuse drew consecutive bases-loaded walks in the sixth, Mateo smashed a two-run triple in the seventh, and Laureano poked a run-scoring single for a 10-3 advantage.
Laureano capped the big night with a long solo homer in the ninth. He and Mateo combined to go 8-for-11 with six RBIs.
Bassitt went seven innings for the second consecutive outing and got the win, allowing four runs on eight hits. Jeremy Bleich and Jake Sanchez each worked a scoreless inning, and Nabil Crismatt took the loss for the 51s.
The Sounds continue the three-game series and seven-game road trip Wednesday night. Daniel Mengden (2-1, 3.68) starts for the Sounds against right-hander Chris Flexen (6-6, 4.39) for the 51s. First pitch is scheduled for 9:05pm.
The 2018 season is the Sounds’ 41st in franchise history and fourth as the Oakland Athletics’ top affiliate. Single-game tickets are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com