Reno, Nev.— On a rain-soaked, rain-shortened Friday night at Aces Ballpark, the Salt Lake Bees beat the Reno Aces, 7-1, in a game that lasted just five and a half innings.
Rain and sleet pelted the field for almost the entire game, but the teams played through until the umpires called the game in the middle of the sixth inning.
Salt Lake got on the board when C.J. Cron homered to left-center field in the top of the second inning. Reno starter Charles Brewer had retired the first four batters, and went on to retire the next five in a row after the home run.
Reno answered in the bottom of the second frame when Andy Marte singled and scored on an Aaron Cunningham triple to deep right-center field. Nick Ahmed walked in the next at-bat, but both runners were left stranded.
The Bees got to Brewer in the fourth inning. A walk and consecutive singles plated one run, then Luis Jimenez doubled to left, scoring two more to give Salt Lake a 4-1 lead.
After a 1-2-3 bottom of the inning for the Aces, Salt Lake picked up where it left off in the fifth and pushed their lead to five. Cron and Efren Navarro drove in the runs for the Bees. Salt Lake added another run in the sixth inning to close out the scoring.
Brewer took the loss for Reno to drop to 2-3 on the season. Wade LeBlanc allowed one run on six hits and struck out five through five innings to get the win.
Reno and Salt Lake will meet again Saturday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. The Aces will look to RHP Archie Bradley (1-3, 3.98), and Salt Lake will counter with RHP Jarrett Grube (2-1, 4.03).