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Aces strand 16 baserunners in loss to River Cats

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SACRAMENTO – Reno stranded a franchise-high 16 men on base Tuesday night, spoiling a solid start for Matt Torra and dropping a 4-1 decision to the Sacramento River Cats at Raley Field.

The Aces put runners on base in every inning, yet the baserunners failed to materialize on the scoreboard until the ninth, when Drew Macias knocked home Brandon Allen with a two-out single.That was all the Reno offense could muster, though.

The Aces have now fallen in three straight games overall and six straight times to the River Cats.

Torra (3-5) worked 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits in the losing effort. He walked one and struck out three. Out of the Aces’ bullpen, Jason Urquidez surrendered a run in two innings of work, and Jose Marte worked a scoreless two-thirds.

The win went to Sacramento reliever Michael Benacka (2-2), who pitched 1 2/3 scoreless frames after spelling starter and former Aces’ pitcher Travis Blackley. Ed Rogers, Allen and Mark Hallberg each collected two hits for Reno.

The Aces and River Cats will hit the third leg of this four-game set on Wednesday night.