MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Reno Aces flipped a late two-run deficit into a one-run lead and a 7-6 victory over the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park Friday night, completing the series sweep and extending their winning streak to eight-straight games.
The Aces now have matched a franchise record with eight-consecutive wins, they’ve swept back-to-back series for the first time in club history and they keep their perch atop the Pacific North Division standings.
Reno jumped ahead early with a 3-0 lead, thanks in part to a two-run home run off the bat of Josh Bell. The Redbirds clawed back, though, and with a four-run fifth inning took a 6-4 lead. That Memphis advantage would hold up until the seventh. In that frame, Reno converted three-consecutive singles into three runs and a lead it would not relinquish.
After starter Barry Enright exited with six earned runs on his ledger, four Aces relievers combined to hold the Redbirds scoreless over the game’s final four frames. Mike DeMark (2-2) earned the win after working a scoreless sixth, and Jonathan Albaladejo slammed the door in the ninth for his sixth save.
The loss fell to Memphis reliever Barret Browning (2-2), who surrendered all three runs in the seventh without recording an out.
At the plate for Reno, Adam Eaton stretched his hitting streak to13 games with a three-hit effort. Bell continued his torrid stretch at the dish with two hits and three RBIs, while Jake Elmore notched his sixth three-hit game of the season.