Reno, NV – The Aces won game four of this five-game series by a score of 8-1. The Aces scored eight runs on 11 hits and were led offensively by Kevin Cron who went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI. Yasmany Tomas also had a three-run home run, bringing his total to six on the season. Starting pitcher Neftali Feliz was lights out. In just his second start of the season, Feliz went 5.0 innings, allowed one run and five hits. The win improves the Aces to a record of 41-48 on the season with one game left before the All-Star break.
The home team wasted no time getting themselves in the scoring column. Reno plated three runs on four hits in the bottom of the first inning. All three of the runs came off the bat of a Kevin Cron home run to deep center field. The River Cats would plate a run of their own in the third inning on a Kelby Tomlinson RBI single to make the score 3-1. Ildemaro Vargas started the bottom of the third with his second hit of the night and later came around to score on a Michael Perez groundout. Yasmany Tomas kept the scoring going with his sixth big fly of the season to extend Reno’s lead to 7-1. Feliz picked up his second consecutive win of the season and improves his record to 2-3. Anthony Vasquez came out of the bullpen in the sixth inning and allowed just one hit and struck out one. Vasquez’s performance allowed him to pick up his first save of the season. Reno would score one more in the eighth off of a Vargas RBI double. The Aces dominate perform carried them to the 8-1 victory in front of 7,162 at Greater Nevada Field.
Top Performers - Reno
• Kevin Cron (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI)
• Ildemaro Vargas (3-for-4, 2B, RBI)
• Neftali Feliz (5.0 IP, 2 SO, 1 R)
Top Performers – Sacramento
• Steven Duggar (1-for-4, 2B)
• Miguel Gómez (2-for-4)
• Ryder Jones (1-for-4)
Notes & Information
Lucky Thirteen: Ildemaro Vargas extended his second-longest hit streak of the season to 13 games tonight with a 3-for-4 performance. During that span, Vargas is batting .387 (24-for-62) with nine runs scored, nine RBI and three stolen bases. His double off Mike Connolly was his eighth of the season. His longest streak of the season was 16 games from May 29 through June 17. He went 29-for-75 with 12 rns scored and nine RBI.
Game of Crons: Kevin Cron went 2-for-3 and launched his sixteenth home run of the season. In Cron’s last ten games, he’s put up video-game numbers, he’s batting .417 (15-for-36) with nine homers, 12 runs scored, and 24 RBI. On the season, Cron is batting .321 (68-for-212), with 16 home runs, 13 doubles, and 64 RBI.