RENO, Nev. - The Pacific Coast League Northern Division Champion Reno Aces squared off against the Albuquerque Isotopes for the seventh time in as many days in the second to last regular season home game of the season at Greater Nevada Field. The high-powered Aces offense was held to just one run on four hits. Ryan Carpenter moves to 10-9 with the win. Eric Jokisch, Reno's starter, fell to 8-8 on the season.
The Aces took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Ildemaro Vargas (2-for-4) lined a sharp ground ball to left field for a single. Shortstop Jack Reinheimer then ripped his 19th double of the season, scoring Vargas who was on the move with two outs.
Albuquerque answered with a two-run fifth inning, eliminating the Aces lead. Daniel Castro started a two-out rally blooping a single inches away from an outstretched Zach Borenstein in right field. Ramiel Tapia singled off Jokisch to put runners on first and second for Jordan Patterson. Patterson took the second pitch of the at bat down the right field line for a 2-RBI triple, his 7th of the season.
In the top half of the 7th inning, Carpenter helped his own cause with a one-out infield single. Castro then reached on an errant throw by Jokisch and Tapia singled to load the bases. Noel Cuevas blew the game open with a two-out single past first baseman Rudy Flores, scoring two runs and extending the Isotopes lead to three.
Albuquerque would score one more run in the 8th, concluding their scoring for the game and giving them a 5-1 victory. The Aces will finish the regular season tomorrow afternoon at Greater Nevada Field. For tickets or more information, fans can visit the team's website at www.renoaces.com or by calling (775) 334-7000. Playoff tickets are also available for reservation by visiting the ticket office or renoaces.com. Home playoff games against the Pacific Southern Division Champion El Paso Chihuahuas will be Wednesday, September 6th, and Thursday, September 7th at Greater Nevada Field, both scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Follow the club all season long on Twitter (@Aces) or like the team on Facebook.
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