Allen Hits 2 HR's in Aces Win

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RENO, Nev.—Brandon Allen connected on two mammoth home runs Wednesday night, carrying the Reno Aces to a 7-5 victory over the Portland Beavers at Aces Ballpark.

Allen hit a solo shot to lead-off the second inning, which brought Reno to within a run at 2-1. In the fifth, Allen launched a three-run bomb that broke open a 4-4 deadlock and lifted the Aces to their second-straight win.

The win went to Tony Barnette (7-7), who scattered four runs on five hits over seven innings of work. Barnette walked two and punched out a season-high-tying seven batters. Jason Urquidez earned a hold and Reid Mahon finished things off in the ninth for his second save.

The loss fell to Portland starter Wade LeBlanc (2-8), who surrendered seven runs on eight hits over six innings. LeBlanc walked three and struck out two.

The series comes to a close on Thursday night from Aces Ballpark. RHP Seth Etherton (7-6, 4.42 ERA) gets the nod for Reno. He’ll face Portland’s Cha Seung Baek (0-1, 9.53 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

Portland 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 6 0

Reno 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 X 7 9 1

WP—Barnette (7-7); LP—LeBlanc (2-8); S—Mahon (2)

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