RENO, NV – Left fielder José Marmolejos crushed a 3-run 1st inning home run and added a 9th inning insurance run with a solo blast, leading the Tacoma Rainiers to an 8-4 victory over the Reno Aces on Tuesday night. Right fielder Dillon Thomas belted his sixth home run and
RENO, NV – Left fielder José Marmolejos crushed a 3-run 1st inning home run and added a 9th inning insurance run with a solo blast, leading the Tacoma Rainiers to an 8-4 victory over the Reno Aces on Tuesday night. Right fielder Dillon Thomas belted his sixth home run and combined with Marmolejos and catcher Cal Raleigh to go 9-for-15 in the victory at Greater Nevada Field.
With two outs in the opening half inning, Marmolejos pulled a 0-1 pitch from Reno (16-8) starter Josh Green (3-1) over the right-center field wall. The big fly scored Thomas and designated hitter Luis Torrens for a 3-0 lead.
Thomas clubbed a 2-run home run that also scored Raleigh in the 3rd inning, his fourth in five games at Reno. The 28-year-old finished 3-for-5, his second 3-hit game of the season.
Major League rehabbing infielder Shed Long Jr. hit his first of two doubles in the 6th inning to score third baseman Ty Kelly. Long has hit safely in all four games of his rehab assignment and is 5-for-20 (.250).
Later in the 6th inning, Raleigh roped his league-leading 11th double to score Long for a 7-1 advantage.
Marmolejos went deep to right field on a 2-2 pitch in the 9th inning for Tacoma’s final run of the game. Tuesday marked the utility player’s third career 2-home run game and his first since April 26, 2019 with Triple-A Fresno (WAS).
Left-hander David Huff pitched 4 scoreless innings in his second start of the season. Huff allowed 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5 Aces.
Wyatt Mills (1-1) was credited with the win after pitching 2 innings with 1 run allowed. Mills struck out a season-high 5 batters, finding the zone with 29 of his 37 pitches.
Lefty Williams Jerez and right-hander Yohan Ramirez each pitched hitless innings for Tacoma. Righty Brian Schlitter let up 3 runs in the final inning but left a runner in scoring position to end the game.
The Rainiers are off Wednesday as they travel back to Tacoma for the start of a six-game series on Thursday against the Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. First pitch of Thursday’s series opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. PT at Cheney Stadium.
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