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Las Vegas 51s face playoff elimination game Friday

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The 51s are set to host its first postseason home game in 11 years on Friday. (FILE/FOX5) The 51s are set to host its first postseason home game in 11 years on Friday. (FILE/FOX5)
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The Las Vegas 51s' return to the postseason after a decade could last only three games after the team dropped another one-run contest Thursday.

A sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 2 was just enough to give the Salt Lake Bees the 5-4 victory in Utah and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five games Pacific Conference Championship Series.

To the 51s' credit, the Las Vegas AAA affiliate of the New York Mets scored in the opening inning off a home run by Kirk Neuwenhuis.

After giving up two runs in the third, the 51s responded with Rylan Sandoval's RBI single to score two, bringing the score to 3-2.

The 51s gave up runs each in the fifth and eighth innings while going scoreless until the final frame to tie the game, 4-4.

51s pitcher Robert Carson, though, gave up a single and intentionally walked another batter, setting up the sacrifice opportunity for Salt Lake.

Las Vegas returns Friday to Cashman Field to host Game 3, which is the team's first home postseason game in 11 years.

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The 51s send pitcher Giancarlo Alvarado to the mound to help the team stave off elimination.

For more information on the team, you can visit www.lasvegas51s.com.

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