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Aces Take Series from Dodgers

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The Reno Aces won a four-game series from the Oklahoma City Dodgers for the second time in franchise history with a 6-2 victory on Sunday night at Greater Nevada Field. Anthony Banda (@anthony_banda3) turned in his second consecutive quality start to earn his first win in four tries with the Aces, and Mitch Haniger (@M_Hanny19) hit a home run and a triple with three RBI.

Haniger put Reno on the board in the first, following a Chris Owings (@cowings5) walk with a run-scoring triple to right-center. Banda helped his own cause in the following frame, knocking an RBI base hit to center to plate Dan Rohlfing (@DanRohlfing), who started a two-out rally with a double to left.

The Aces (49-45) extended their lead to 4-0 in the third, as Owings drew another free pass to set up a two-run home run from Haniger. Oklahoma City (53-40) cut its deficit in half in the fourth with a double, an RBI triple and a run-scoring base hit.

Reno ran its lead to 5-2 in the sixth when a Dodgers throwing error on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Ildemaro Vargas allowed Kyle Jensen (@TheKJensen42) to score. Vargas later notched his first Triple-A RBI in the eighth, following Peter O’Brien’s leadoff triple with a run-scoring single to right-center to produce the final margin.

Haniger went 2-for-4 on the night, collecting his 16th multi-hit game in 35 contests with the Aces. The former Cal Poly star also posted his fourth game of three or more RBI in an Aces uniform. Owings reached base three times and scored twice, while Banda became the eighth Reno pitcher to drive in a run this season.

On the mound, the Texas native pitched seven innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts. He threw 93 pitches (58 strikes). In his last two outings, Banda is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4 ER/13.0 IP), a marked improvement from his first two starts when he went 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA (9 ER/9.0 IP).

The Aces open a four-game series on Monday against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. First pitch from Greater Nevada Field is set for 7:05 p.m. PT. Reno will send right-hander Braden Shipley (7-5, 3.85) to the mound, while lefty Josh Hader (0-2, 6.38) gets the ball for Colorado Springs.

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