Sanchez leads Aces’ rout of Rainiers |

Sanchez leads Aces’ rout of Rainiers

RENO – Yunesky Sanchez recorded his first four-hit game of the season Monday night, propelling the Reno Aces to a 12-7 win over the Tacoma Rainiers at Aces Ballpark.

After Cole Gillespie broke a scoreless tie with a third-inning fielder’s choice, Sanchez drilled a two-run double that put the Aces ahead 3-0. Reno added eight runs over the next four frames to extend the lead to 11-0, before Tacoma broke up the shutout in the eighth.

Kevin Mulvey (7-8) tamed the Rainiers’ bats over five scoreless innings. Mulvey struck out four and walked one before handing the ball to veteran Mike Hampton, who hurled a scoreless frame in his Aces’ debut.

Rainiers’ starter Ryan Rowland-Smith (2-2) was touched up for seven runs over 4 2/3 innings, suffering the loss for Tacoma.

Sanchez and Ed Rogers finished a combined 7 for 10 with four RBI, while Doug Deeds added his 12th homer of the season. Drew Macias homered and drove in four runs for Reno, which pounded out 16 hits.

The series finale is set for Tuesday night at Aces Ballpark, with Aces’ RHP Matt Torra (10-6, 4.07 ERA) scheduled to pitch against Tacoma RHP Blake Beavan (2-1, 5.04 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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