Albuquerque Isotopes shortstop Trevor Story had a pair of home runs and drove in four runs in 9-4 win over the Reno Aces (@Aces) Tuesday night at Aces Ballpark.

After a two-hour, forty-minute rain delay, Story wasted little time giving Albuquerque an early lead after the first pitch was delivered at 9:45.

Rafael Ynoa singled to start the game, and Story belted his first two-run homer of the game to deep left-field to go up 2-0. The lead went to 3-0 in the top of the second when pitcher John Lannan knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly.

The Aces fought back with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning. Todd Glaesmann (@toddglaesmann22) worked a one-out walk and was aboard when Peter O’Brien clubbed his 16th homer of the season, a two-run blast to left-field to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Aces starter Allen Webster (@11webster11) struck out a pair of batters in the top of the third. Reno took a 4-3 lead shortly after when Jamie Romak walked with the bases loaded and Glaesmann knocked in a run on a fielder’s choice.

The advantage didn’t last long as Albuquerque chased Webster in the fourth. Ynoa tied the game with an RBI single to center-field, and Story followed with his second two-run homer of the night to give the Isotopes a 6-4 lead. Two more extra-base hits followed as Cristhian Adames tripled and Kyle Parker doubled in another run.

Story finished the night 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, four RBI and two runs scored. He took a hit away from Webster in the third inning with a spectacular jump throw to first.

Reno managed just three hits after the third inning – a single by Nick Evans in the fifth and a back-to-back singlse by Nick Buss (@chilibuss) and Mike Freeman (@MikeBFree5) in the ninth.

Game three of the four-game series is set for Wednesday night. Right-hander Caleb Clay (5-6, 5.08) starts for the Aces against right-hander Jair Jurrjens (2-3, 5.13) for the Isotopes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. 

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