Aces drop pitchers’ duel in Portland
July 21, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. – Cesar Valdez was excellent over six frames, but the Aces’ offense couldn’t back him up Tuesday night, as the Portland Beavers used an eighth-inning run to collect a 2-1 victory over Reno at PGE Park.
Valdez surrendered just one run over six innings of work and left with the game knotted at one-run apiece. After T.J. Beam worked a spotless seventh, Leyson Septimo (0-1) came on in the eighth and issued three walks and a hit batsmen to force home the eventual game-winner.
Reno managed just four hits on the night. The Aces’ lone tally came in the first inning when Doug Deeds doubled to lead off the game, advanced to third on a Ryan Roberts single and scampered home on a throwing error by Beavers’ catcher Dusty Ryan.
Tuesday’s victory went to Portland reliever Luis Perdomo (3-2), who worked a scoreless eighth inning. Adam Russell slammed the door in the ninth for his fourth save.
The series continues on Wednesday night.