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Aces Shutout in Nashville

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8/12/2016

Joey Wendle clubbed a two-run homer, Bryan Anderson launched a grand slam and Daniel Mengden tossed five scoreless innings in the Nashville Sounds’ 10-0 shutout victory over the Reno Aces on Friday night at First Tennessee Park. The Aces were limited to four hits in their first shutout loss since the All-Star break.

With the defeat, Reno fell to 2-11 all-time in the Music City and 3-9 through 12 August games this season.

The Aces (63-57) wasted a golden scoring opportunity in the top of the first, leaving the bases loaded against Mengden, who entered with a miniscule 1.46 ERA over nine Triple-A starts. Jack Reinheimer (@Reinheimer_08) reached on an infield single to third, and eventually moved to third base on consecutive one-out walks to Mitch Haniger (@M_Hanny19) and Kyle Jensen (@TheKJensen42). Mengden regrouped, however, with strikeouts against Zach Borenstein and Peter O’Brien to escape.

The Sounds (69-51) capitalized on their scoring chance in the home half, using a walk, single and error to set up a two-out, two-run single by Renato Nunez.

Nashville then extended its lead to 3-0 in the second on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jaycob Brugman. One inning later, Wendle’s 11th homer of 2016 sailed out to right-center, pushing Reno’s deficit to five.

Brugman added another tally in the sixth, driving home Arismendy Alcantara – who tripled – with a single to shallow left.

Nashville pounced on Kaleb Fleck (@k_fleck) for four runs in the seventh, thanks to the first-ever grand slam hit by the Sounds at First Tennessee Park. Following singles by Matt Olson, Nunez and Matt McBride, Anderson cleared the wall in left-center, providing the final margin.

Aces starter Matt Buschmann (@Busch26) struggled from the get-go in his return to Nashville. The Vanderbilt product fell to 7-9 after allowing five runs – four earned – on six hits over five frames. He walked four, hit a batter and struck out five in his third loss spanning his last four starts.

Mengden (6-1) earned the win and lowered his home ERA from 0.45 to 0.36. The 23-year-old has surrendered just one earned run across 25.0 innings at First Tennessee Park. Angel Castro picked up his second save with four innings in relief.

Ed Lucas (@ELuke21) accounted for half of Reno’s hits, totaling two in three at-bats.

The Aces remained 6.5 games back of first-place Tacoma in the Pacific Northern Division following their 3-1 loss in Memphis.

The Aces and Sounds continue their four-game series with game two on Saturday night. First pitch from First Tennessee Park is set for 5:05 p.m. PT. Reno will send left-hander Anthony Banda (4-3, 4.27) to the bump, opposite Sounds righty Raul Alcantara (3-0, 0.70).

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