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Collmenter (2-1), who was promoted to Reno for the second time over the All-Star Break, scattered three runs on five hits over six frames. The big right-hander struck out four and walked just one. Behind him, three Aces relievers allowed one earned run apiece, but Reno pushed across five runs over the game’s final three frames to preserve the series-opening win. Carlos Rosa recorded the game’s final four outs to pick-up his third save.
The Aces posted three runs in the first inning, and they would never trail. Portland put up single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings Monday, but Reno’s offense kept pace, scoring twice in the seventh and eighth, and adding an insurance run in the ninth.
Carlos Corporan led the Aces with three hits, including two doubles and an RBI. Ryan Roberts, Jeff Bailey and Pedro Ciriaco each collected two hits on the night for Reno, leading a 12-hit Aces attack. Reno hit five doubles off Portland starter Cesar Carrillo.
Carrillo (4-9) was pinned with the loss, surrendering six runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings of work.
The series continues on Tuesday night. Reno will turn to RHP Cesar Valdez (2-6, 5.96 ERA), while Portland is set to counter with LHP Cory Luebke (0-0, 4.50 ERA) First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. PT from PGE Park, and all the action can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM or at www.RenoAces.com.
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.