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Aces' Winning Streak Snapped in Extras at Tacoma

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6/26/2015



The Reno Aces recorded five hits and committed four errors in a ten-inning, 1-0 loss to the Tacoma Rainiers Thursday night at Cheney Stadium.

The loss snapped the Aces' (33-40) winning streak at six games and prevented Reno from their first-ever undefeated multi-series road trip. Reno finished 6-1 in the seven-game trip to Sacramento and Tacoma.

Aces starter Caleb Clay escaped trouble in each of the first five innings, stranding a total of six base runners, including five in scoring position. Three separate defensive errors were committed by the Aces on stolen base attempts at second base – one apiece by Brandon Drury, Mike Freeman and Blake Lalli – but Clay wriggled free each time.

Offensively, the Aces posed little threat against rehabbing right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma and three Rainiers (36-38) relievers. Nick Buss reached base three times on two singles and a hit by pitch, but he was stranded at second base in both the sixth and eighth inning.

Clay, Seth Simmons , Dan Runzler and J.C. Ramirez combined to keep the Rainiers off the board in the seventh, with the latter of the four striking out Jesus Montero to leave the bases loaded.

Matt Reynolds worked 1 1/3 scoreless frames before handing over to Evan Marshall with one out and nobody on in the tenth. Marshall promptly allowed a single to Montero, and Jamie Romak then committed a fielding error at third, moving the winning run to second base. After Zach Shank reached on a slow roller to Freeman at short, Shawn O'Malley drove a deep fly ball to Buss in left for the game-winning sacrifice fly.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Clay blanked the Rainiers for 6 1/3 innings, scattering six hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Iwakuma – recovering from a strained lat muscle – allowed three hits over four innings in his first start for Tacoma. He walked one and struck out four.

Forrest Snow (6-4) grabbed the win with four shutout innings in relief. A day after earning the win in Reno's 6-4 victory Wednesday night, Marshall (2-2) was tagged with the loss after surrendering the unearned run in the tenth.

The Rainiers went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position while the Aces finished 0-for-6. Reno was shut out for the fourth time this season.

Nick Evans extended his on-base streak to 23 games in the sixth inning when he was beaned by Tacoma's Edgar Olmos.

The Aces return home for a four-day, five-game series against Fresno beginning Friday night. Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (1-0, 1.29) starts for Reno against fellow right-hander Mike Hauschild (1-1, 4.50) for the Grizzlies. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. 

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