Aces lose rubber match to Albuquerque 16-9

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM - What started out as a pitcher’s duel quickly turned into a slugfest at Isotopes Park. Right-hander Taylor Widener tossed three scoreless innings but was tagged for four runs in the fourth inning and three runs in the fifth before being removed for Bradin Hagens. Chris Cron called upon six pitchers to get through eight innings of work Sunday night. Widener (4.2 IP) and Ryan Atkinson (1.1 IP) were the lone Aces throwers to get more than three outs. Reno hit four homers against the Isotopes, one of which came off the bat of Cody Decker. The solo-blast was Decker’s 202nd career home run, most by any active player in Minor League Baseball. The Aces will take the day off tomorrow and return to Greater Nevada Field on Tuesday to take on the Nashville Sounds.

Top Performers - Reno
• Tyler Heineman (1-for-1, HR)
• Cody Decker (2-for-4, HR)
• Matt Szczur (2-for-4. R, 2 RBI)
Top Performers – Albuquerque
• Dom Nuñez (2-for-3, 3 R, 2 RBI)
• Sam Hilliard (3-for-4, 4 R, BB)
• Roberto Ramos (2-for-5, R, 4 RBI)