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Aces Fall to Tacoma on Independence Day

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The Reno Aces (51-34) dropped the first game of the three-game series to the Tacoma Rainiers (44-39) by a score of twelve to four in front of a sold-out crowd of over 10,000 on Independence Day at Greater Nevada Field. Reno held a two-run lead after five innings but, in the final four frames, Tacoma plated 10 runs, ending any chance of a comeback. Kristopher Negrón highlighted the Aces offense with his 3-for-4 performance and has recorded a hit in 11 of his last 14 games. With the loss, the Aces drop a game in the division lead after Fresno's victory over Salt Lake and hold a four-game first place lead.

After Tacoma struck in the scoring column first in the second inning with a solo run, the Aces came right back and took a 2-1 lead in the bottom half, coming on three doubles hit by Zach Borenstein, Tony Renda and Negrón. But, in the next inning, Rainiers Tyler O'Neill made it a tie ballgame with two apiece on his two-out solo home run to right field.

In the fifth, after Reno came back with a 4-2 lead coming on Socrates Brito and Ildemaro Vargas back-to-back, two-out doubles, Tacoma's offense caught fire and was unstoppable. In the sixth, the Rainiers put up four runs in the sixth on five hits, four runs in the seventh on four hits and two insurance runs in the ninth inning, totaling 10 runs and finalizing the night's score at 12-4.

Aces starter Aaron Laffey marked his third consecutive loss and four straight wins. The veteran lefty allowed six runs on 10 hits, including two home runs, in five and one-third innings. Four Aces relievers combined for the additional six runs.

Reno's offense was just 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position, which was a close matchup to Tacoma who were 4-for-16. However, the Aces were unable to shut down innings as Tacoma totaled six runs in the contest with two outs.

The Aces continue into game two of the three-game series against the Tacoma Rainiers tomorrow. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. at Greater Nevada Field. The Aces hit the road following Thursday night's game for a three-game series against Fresno prior to the start of the All-Star break.

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