Irving Falu drove in the game-winning run in the top of the 11th inning as Omaha stormed back from a five-run deficit to down Las Vegas, 7-6. The Storm Chasers won for the sixth time in seven games and reduce their magic number to clinch a second straight division title to two.
Bobby Korecky began the 11th on the mound for the 51s and gave up a one-out double to Adam Moore, who then scored the decisive run when Falu followed with a double to left field that put Omaha in the lead for the first time since the third inning.
David Carpenter opened the ninth inning on the hill for Las Vegas with a comfortable four-run cushion and walked Wil Myers, who moved to third on a Clint Robinson single and scored on a base hit by Max Ramirez to trim the deficit to 6-3. Derrick Robinson followed with a double to chase home pinch-runner Mitch Maier to make it a two-run game and send Ramirez to third base. Moore, called on as a pinch-hitter, knocked in Ramirez with a ground out before Robinson came home with the tying run when third baseman Chris Woodward could not field a Falu ground ball.
The series wraps up Friday night with Omaha southpaw Doug Davis taking the mound against Las Vegas, and former Omaha, right-hander Sean O’Sullivan.