Aces offering "hotflash" discount tickets this week

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RENO, Nev. (AP) Reno's minor league baseball team is offering a "hotflash" special on select tickets due to the record-breaking heat wave in the region. The discount is based on the high of 105 degrees forecast Wednesday.

Left field reserved seats will go for $10.50 instead of the normal $18 for the Aces' games against the Nashville Sounds Thursday through Saturday. The Aces are the Arizona Diamondbacks' Triple A affiliate. The Sounds are with Oakland.

Reno's high already has reached or topped 100 degrees (38 Celsius) nine times this year - four shy of the record 13 times for the entire summer in 1972. Perhaps more impressive is the 46 consecutive days the high has reached 90 degrees or higher. That shatters the old record-stretch of 35 straight days in 2010.

The highest temperature ever recorded in 80 years of record-keeping at Reno-Tahoe International Airport was 108 degrees (42 Celsius). That happened July 5, 2007 and on consecutive days in July 2002.

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