Lohse outduels Mulvey as Aces fall to Memphis
RENO – Kevin Mulvey was brilliant through seven innings, but Major League rehabber Kyle Lohse was better, leading Memphis to a 5-2 win over Reno Tuesday night at Aces ballpark.
The Aces took an early 1-0 lead on a second-inning RBI groundout by Mulvey, but Lohse kept Reno off the board after that. Memphis erased the deficit in the fourth, took the lead in the fifth and added three runs over the game’s final two frames to pull away. After the Aces put the first two batters on in the second inning, Lohse retired 18 of the final 19 batters he faced before handing the ball to the bullpen.
Mulvey (6-8) suffered the loss for the Aces, despite hurling seven innings and allowing just two runs on five hits. Jose Marte allowed three runs in two innings of work out of the Aces’ bullpen.
Lohse (1-0) tossed 65 of his 101 pitches for strikes to earn the victory for Memphis, striking out nine and walking two in seven innings. Chuckie Fick worked the eighth for Memphis, allowing one run, before Matt Kinney came on in the ninth to earn his eighth save of the season.
Jeff Bailey reached base twice, recording a double and drawing a walk to extend his franchise-record home on-base streak to 37 games, while Cole Gillespie added two hits and an RBI for Reno.
Reno and Memphis conclude this four-game set Wednesday afternoon at Aces Ballpark. Aces’ RHP Matt Torra (8-6, 3.97 ERA) will toe the slab against Redbirds’ LHP Nate Robertson (0-0, 0.00 ERA). First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.
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