Madison's Bryan Bullington tossed 1 2-3 innings of scoreless relief to earn his first win for Las Vegas Friday night in the 51s' home opener against Colorado Springs.

Bullington, a starter for most of his career until this season, came out of the Las Vegas bullpen in the top of the sixth inning with the 51s trailing 2-0 with two outs and a runner on second. He quickly struck out Colorado's Jonathan Herrera to end the inning.

The 51s answered the Sky Sox in the bottom of the sixth by plating three runs - the first on a leadoff homer by Randy Ruiz, the second after a Colorado error and a double by Ben Harper, and the third on a single by Russ Adams.

Bullington fanned two and induced a fly out to retire the side in the seventh.

The Sky Sox's Matt Murton led off the eighth inning with an infield single when Vegas shortstop Angel Sanchez threw wide to first. However, Bullington struck out Daniel Ortmeier swinging but Murton took second on the catcher.

With one out and a runner in scoring position, the 51s brought on Jonah Bayless to relieve Bullington.

Bayless got out of that jam and Vegas brought on closer Jeremy Accardo in the ninth. Accardo was immediately under pressure as Colorado used a single, a throwing error and a walk to put runners at first and third before Murton flied out to Jason Lane on a dying liner on the right-field line to end the game.

Bullington, now 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA, struck out four and walked none while pitching 1 2-3 innings of one-hit relief before a crowd of 6,214 at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. Accardo picked up the save, his second of the season.

Las Vegas (2-6) continues its series with the Sky Sox (5-3) tonight in Las Vegas.