Aces Downed as Rally Falls Short in Fresno

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Down by a single run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Aces outfielder Jamie Westbrook came to the plate with runners in scoring position. Westbrook, who had not recorded a hit in his last four starts, doubled home Ildemaro Vargas and Kevin Cron with a sinking line drive down the left-field line to give Reno a 6-5 advantage. With Jon Duplantier being recalled by the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon, right-hander Connor Grey got the spot start for manager Chris Cron in game one of the four-game series Thursday night. Grey spun four innings of four-run baseball and struck out three. Joey Krehbiel and Damien Magnifico worked some reliever magic with four innings of one-run ball while striking out six. Vargas, Westbrook and Alberto Rosario all finished with multiple hits tonight helping secure Reno’s 58th victory of the season and climbing six games back of the first place Sacramento River Cats. The Aces will look for victory number two tomorrow night with the first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m. Taylor Clarke is scheduled to get the start for Reno and face off against southpaw Conner Menez.