LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Reno led in the ninth inning Friday night, but Las Vegas tied the game in the home half of the frame and won it in the 10th, walking-off with a 4-3 victory over the Aces in the series opener at Cashman Field.
With the game knotted at 2-2 through eight, Mike Jacobs hit a two-out single that chased home the go-ahead run in the ninth. In the bottom of the frame, though, Moises Sierra hit the first pitch he saw over the wall in left-center to even the score again at 3-3.
After Reno stranded the go-ahead run at third in the top of the 10th, Ricardo Nanita hit a two-out, bases-loaded, walk-off single in the home half that vaulted the 51s to the series opening victory.
Aces starter Barry Enright worked 6.2 innings, allowing just a pair of solo home runs with three walks and a strikeout. Matt Gorgen (0-1) took the loss, surrendering the game-winning run in the 10th.
The win went to Las Vegas reliever Jerry Gil (6-1), who worked 1.1 scoreless innings.
At the plate for Reno, A.J. Pollock singled, doubled and drew a base on balls. Ryan Budde walked three times, scored and stole a base. Reno stole six bags on the evening.
The series continues Saturday night at Cashman Field. LHP Patrick Corbin (3-2, 3.57 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while LHP Nate Robertson (0-2, 8.59 ERA) counters for Las Vegas. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT, and the action can be heard live on Fox Sports 630 AM or by visiting RenoAces.com.