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Aces starter Kevin Mulvey allowed just four hits and no runs over seven innings of work, and reliever Saul Rivera finished off the proceedings Wednesday night as the Reno Aces topped the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6-0, at Aces Ballpark.
The victory marks Reno’s season-best fourth-straight win, and represents the Aces’ second shutout effort of the season and ninth in franchise history.
Mulvey (3-5) collected his third-straight winning decision, walking just two and striking out three in a 96-pitch effort. Rivera picked-up just where Mulvey left off, recording the game’s final six outs without allowing a run to pass.
The tough-luck loss fell to Sky Sox starter Jorge De La Rosa (0-1), who was appearing on a Major League Rehabilitation Assignment. The southpaw allowed just a run on four hits over four innings of work.
At the plate for Reno, John Hester led the way with three hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Yunesky Sanchez, who hit a walk-off home run on Tuesday night in the series opener, finished with two hits—including a double—and two runs batted in. Brandon Allen kicked-in two hits, and Ryan Roberts doubled and scored.
The Aces and Sky Sox continue the series on Thursday night. Reno will turn to RHP Cesar Valdez (1-2, 3.38 ERA), while Colorado Springs will counter with LHP Josh Muecke (1-4, 6.35 ERA). First pitch from Aces Ballpark is set for 7:05 p.m. PT.
Tickets for all Aces games start at just $7, and are available by calling the Reno Aces box office at (775) 334-7000 or by visiting RenoAces.com. The brand-new Freight House District, located just outside Aces Ballpark, is open seven days a week, on both game days and non-game days.