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Aces Win On Walker's Grand Slam

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5/8/2017

The Aces came out victorious on Monday night in Sacramento with a score of 7-6. Right-hander Keyvius Sampson got the start on the mound for Reno, his seventh of the season. Sampson exited after just 2.2 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Christian Walker blasted a grand slam to give the Aces a 7-6 lead.

The River Cats got into the scoring column with a big five-run third inning. The first three Sacramento batters send to the plate in the third inning reached base. Orlando Calixte led off with a single to center field, Jae-Gyun Hwang followed with a RBI double to right field, and Ryder Jones drew the walk. After a Chris Marrero fly out and Austin Slater swinging strikeout, outfielder Mac Williams blasted a three-run home run over the left field wall.

Reno would respond with one of their own in the top of the fourth inning. With a Reymond Fuentes single and a Kristopher Negròn hit-by-pitch, the table was set for catcher Hank Conger. Conger took the second pitch of the at-bat into right field for a RBI single. 

The Aces would make a late-inning push in the top of the ninth inning. Jeremy Hazelbaker, who was recently optioned to Reno, drove in two runs with a one-out single. Ketel Marte would come next, working a full-count walk to load the bases. First baseman Christian Walker would stride to the plate down by three runs. Then, with two strikes, Walker crushed a hanging curveball over the wall for a grand slam to give Reno the 7-6 lead. Aces closer Jimmie Sherfy took the mound for Reno in the bottom of the ninth inning and made quick work of the River Cats, earning his second save of the season.

Relievers Brian Matusz, Matt Stites, Enrique Burgos and Jimmie Sherfy, would combine for 6.1 innings, allowing one run on six hits. Matusz tossed 2.1 innings and got his first at-bat since September second, 2016. The win brings Reno to 20-12 and 6-2 through the month of May. Reno will square off against the Sacramento River Cats one last time in Sacramento before returning to Greater Nevada Field on Thursday

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