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A.J. Reed and Jon Kemmer lead Grizzlies over Aces 7-3

Reed and Kemmer both homered, helping Edison Frias get first Triple-A win
August 1, 2016

The Fresno Grizzlies powered past the Reno Aces 7-3 Monday night. Fresno starter Edison Frias (1-1) earned his first Triple-A win after tossing six innings, allowing two runs (earned), on five hits, walking three and striking out a pair. Reno starter Anthony Banda (3-3) suffered the decision after throwing four innings, giving up four runs (earned), on seven hits, walking two and punching out six. For the third straight night, every Fresno starter had at least one hit, while combining for 13 total hits in the victory. 

Fresno jumped on the board in the top of the first when A.J. Reed (3-for-4) crushed a two-run home run to right. His 15th homer of the season made it 2-0. 

The Aces tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the first after a RBI double by Kyle Jensen and a RBI single by Zach Borenstein (2-for-4). 

Nolan Fontana gave the Grizzlies a 3-2 lead in the top of the third after he raced home on a wild pitch. Tony Kemp (1-for-3) drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the fourth, giving Fresno a 4-2 advantage. The lead extended to 6-2 in the top of the eighth when Jon Kemmer (2-for-4) blasted a two-run shot to right. It was his 10th longball of the season. 

Reno cut the deficit to 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth when Carlos Rivero (3-for-4) smashed a solo shot to center. It was his 12th home run of the season. 

The Grizzlies added a run in the top of the ninth when Reed laced a RBI double to left, making it 7-3. Fresno closer James Hoyt sealed the deal in the ninth, striking out one. He is still three saves shy from the single-season record of 31 set by Heath Hembree in 2013.

The two teams meet for the finale of the four-game series Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PT. Reno has not named a starter while Fresno throws RHP Mike Hauschild (7-9, 3.24).