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River Cats escape with 7-3 win over Aces



image001-300x214-6515867-5060764The Reno Aces jumped ahead early, but couldn’t push across another run until the ninth, falling 7-3 to Sacramento Monday afternoon at Aces Ballpark.

Aces second baseman Ryan Roberts lined a ball off shortstop Steve Tolleson’s glove in the first, plating two runs to give the Aces an early 2-0 lead, but the Reno bats fell silent after that. Roberts added a solo home run in the ninth, but it was not enough, as Reno was held to just six hits on the afternoon.

Cesar Valdez (2-4) started and took the loss for Reno despite allowing just three earned runs over five innings. Valdez struck out four and walked three.

Boof Bonser made his first start for Sacramento, tossing three innings and taking a no-decision. Edwar Ramirez earned the win in relief, holding the Aces scoreless over three innings.

Roberts’ home run and Brandon Allen’s first-inning double were the only extra-base hits for Reno. Pedro Ciriaco was the only Ace to record a multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4.

Reno and Sacramento square off again Tuesday evening, with the Aces sending RHP Matt Torra (5-5, 3.78 ERA) to the hill against RHP Kyle Middleton (5-5, 2.35 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 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.

Aces outfielder Deeds named PCL all-star

Reno Aces outfielder Doug Deeds has been selected to participate in the 2010 Triple-A All-Star Game, taking the roster spot vacated by Jordan Norberto, who was recalled to the Major Leagues on Sunday.

Deeds has been one of Reno’s most consistent offensive threats this season, batting primarily out of the leadoff spot. Entering play on Monday, Deeds led all Minor League batters with 29 doubles and ranked sixth among all Triple-A hitters with 38 extra-base hits.

Originally drafted out of Ohio State University by the Minnesota Twins, Deeds is in his first season in the Diamondbacks chain.

Deeds is set to become the second player in Reno Aces franchise history to participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game. Last season, infielder Rusty Ryal suited up for the PCL squad at PGE Park in Portland, Ore. Ryal has spent the entire 2010 season in the Major Leagues.

The 2010 Triple-A All-Star Game pits the Pacific Coast League against the International League, Minor League Baseball’s other Triple-A league. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, at 4:07 p.m. PT at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Penn., home of the International League’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

This year’s Triple-A All-Star Game can be seen live on MLB Network or heard locally on Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM.

The Aces are in the midst of a four-game homestand versus the Sacramento River Cats at Aces Ballpark.

Single-game tickets for all games start at just $7, while new mini-plans start at just $84. Fans can get more information on mini-plans, group tickets and half- and full-season ticket plans by calling (775) 334-4700. 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.

Fans can purchase single-game tickets by calling the Aces Ballpark box office at (775) 334-7000 or by visiting RenoAces.com.

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