RENO, Nev. — For the second night in a row, fans witnessed a 2-0 game at Aces Ballpark.
Tonight, however, yesterday’s losing squad came out on top, with the El Paso Chihuahuas shutting out the Reno Aces in front of 4,406 fans.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Aces had a runner on third and the tying run on first with two outs, but couldn’t plate the runners.
Chihuahuas starter Jason Lane went six scoreless innings, and the bullpen allowed just one hit over the last three innings to earn the shutout.
Reno starter Charles Brewer (@CharlesBrewerAZ) had a strong showing himself, striking out eight batters and allowing one run on six hits through six innings. Aces pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts, a new season high.
El Paso outfielder Travis Buck drove in both runs on the night, the first on a single to left field that scored Ryan Jackson in the fifth inning, and the second on a bunt ground ball out to first baseman Mike Jacobs in the seventh.
Reno shortstop Nick Ahmed (@NickAhmed_) went 2-for-3 on the night with two singles.
The two clubs play again tomorrow afternoon to wrap up the four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. RHP Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7), the top pitching prospect in baseball, will get the nod for the Aces in his Triple-A debut. RHP Burch Smith is scheduled to start for the Chihuahuas.
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