Andy Marte saved the best for last against his former team. Reno's third baseman lined a two-out, run-scoring base hit to score Tony Campana in the top of the ninth to give the Aces a come-from-behind 7-6 win in the series finale at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City.
Marte, who played for Salt Lake in 2013, had ten hits in the series, including two Monday night to give him four consecutive multi-hit games. He scored five runs and knocked in five in the series against his former club.
Mike Jacobs gave the Aces an early lead with a two-run blast in the first inning, but the lead was short-lived. The Bees came back with a run in the first inning and three in the second to take a 4-2 lead.
The Aces plated two in the third as DiDi Gregorius and Nick Evans started the inning with back-to-back doubles. Marte evened the game at 4-4 with a sacrifice fly to score Evans.
Salt Lake's offense kept churning against starter Lucas Harrell. The Bees collected three consecutive hits with two outs in the fourth to take a 5-4 lead. Three more hits in the fifth gave Salt Lake a 6-4 lead, and chased Harrell.
From there, the bullpen took over and gave the offense a chance at a comeback.
Eury De La Rosa relieved Harrell and got out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth. He was followed by Derek Eitel and Joe Paterson who followed with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball.
Walks issued to Jacobs and Roger Kieschnick in the eighth came back to hurt Salt Lake. Jacobs scored on an opposite-field double by Aaron Cunningham and Kieschnick crossed home on Blake Lalli's pinch-hit groundout.
The stage was set after Paterson and Kevin Munson combined on a 1-2-3 bottom of the eighth inning. Campana started the inning with a lead-off walk, moved to second on a sac bunt by Gregorius, and scampered to third on a groundout. After Salt Lake intentionally walked Jacobs to put runners at the corners, Marte laced a 1-1 pitch to left for the go-ahead run.
Jess Todd made quick work of the Bees in the ninth inning. He struck out the first two he faced, and retired Jimmy Swift on a groundout to notch his fifth save.
The Aces return to Aces Ballpark for game one of a 12-game, 13-day homestand set to begin Tuesday. Charles Brewer (2-4, 6.60) gets the ball for Reno against the Tacoma Rainiers and right-hander Jordan Pries (1-1, 2.70). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.