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Las Vegas walks off with final game of series with Aces

LAS VEGAS – The Reno Aces received 10 hits from the top-four hitters in its batting order, but it wasn’t enough, as Las Vegas avoided a sweep with a 12-8 walk-off win Sunday evening at Cashman Field.

Reno rallied from behind for the second straight night but came up short a day after a dramatic late-inning comeback. The Aces trailed 5-0 after just two frames but rallied behind the top of their order to tie the game at 8.

Doug Deeds and Tony Abreu, hitting in the first and second places in the Reno lineup, respectively, both recorded three hits, with Abreu adding three RBI. But Las Vegas broke the 8-8 tie in the ninth, as Jason Lane hit a walk-off grand slam, snapping the Aces’ season-high six-game winning streak.



Matt Torra, the PCL innings pitched leader, took a no-decision after lasting just 4 2/3 innings and surrendering seven earned runs on 12 hits. Rafael Rodriguez (5-5) took the loss after giving up the game-winning runs in the ninth.

Jeremy Accardo (3-2) earned the win, retiring the only batter he faced in the ninth. Luis Perez started for the 51s and tossed the first 4 2/3 frames, allowing six runs on 11 hits.



Deeds finished 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Abreu’s three-RBI night led the Aces. Brandon Allen chipped in with a single and three walks, while Mark Hallberg scored twice despite finishing 0 for 4.

The Aces return home Monday evening to begin a four-game series against Portland, with the first pitch in the opener set for 7:05 p.m.


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