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Reno led early, but a four-run sixth inning for Fresno put the Grizzlies on top, 4-2 through six frames. In the seventh, though, that would all change. Reno sent 16 men to the plate in the inning, collecting eight hits and a franchise-best 11 runs to take a lead that was never threatened.
The victory gave Reno a three games to one series victory over the division-leading Grizzlies.
Aces starter Wes Roemer surrendered four runs on five hits over 5.2 innings of work, though did not figure into the decision. Jason Urquidez (3-2) picked-up the victory after recording the final out in the sixth inning. Jordan Norberto kept Fresno silent in the seventh and eighth innings for Reno, and Jose Marte finished the proceedings in the ninth, allowing one run on one hit.
The loss fell to Fresno reliever Osiris Matos (1-2), who surrendered the go-ahead run in the seventh and lasted just 0.1 innings.
At the plate for Reno, Pedro Ciriaco led the way with four hits, four RBIs and two runs scored, falling just a homer short of the cycle. Jeff Bailey collected three hits, two runs and two RBIs, as four Aces batters recorded a multi-hit effort.
The Aces now head home to begin a four-game series with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. For Tuesday’s opener, RHP Bryan Augenstein (4-6, 5.58 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while the Sky Sox will counter with RHP Chaz Roe (5-7, 5.86 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday’s game is the second installment of 50-cent Hot Dog Night presented by Fox 11, where fans have the opportunity to purchase up to 10 hot dogs at a time for just 50 cents each. To kick-off the festivities, the Aces will host a wiener dog race on the plaza outside the ballpark beginning at 6 p.m.
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.