Reno Aces Set Wins Record with Second-Straight Walk-off
RENO, Nev.— A.J. Pollock hit a walk-off home run in the top of the 10th inning Sunday night, lifting Reno to a 5-4 victory over Tucson, as the Aces set a franchise record for wins in a single season.
Reno jumped-out to a quick 4-0 lead, but the Padres battled back, scoring three in the fourth and one more in the sixth to tie the score. The game stayed that way until the 10th, when Pollock—who ended Saturday's game with a walk-off base on balls—deposited a Ross Ohlendorf offering deep over the wall in left for the game-winner.
With the victory, Reno moves to 80-63—setting a club record for wins in a single season. The Aces will finish 2012 with the second-most victories in Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A history.
Jensen Lewis (7-2) earned the win out of the Aces bullpen after working a scoreless 10th. Starter Brett Tomko allowed just three runs over 5.0 innings before four Reno relievers combined to hold the Padres to just a run over the game's final 5.0 frames.
The loss fell to Ohlendorf (1-1), whose only blemish was Pollock's homer after 6.0-consecutive shutout frames.
Pollock, Adam Eaton, Brent Clevlen and Ryan Budde registered two hits apiece for the Aces Sunday.
The 2012 regular season comes to a close on Monday afternoon at Aces Ballpark. RHP Joe Martinez (10-11, 5.58 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while the Padres will counter with RHP Thad Weber (1-0, 6.35 ERA). First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. PT, and it'll be Fan Appreciation Day and another Om-Nom-Nomday presented by KTVN Channel 2 News, featuring $1 nachos.
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