Baily Drives in Eight as Aces Beat Beavers, 14-7
RENO, Nev. - Jeff Bailey hit a grand slam and a three-run double in the first two innings while setting a franchise record with eight RBIs and Drew Macias reached base six times to lead the Reno Aces past the Portland Beavers 14-7 at Aces Ballpark Sunday afternoon.
Bailey hit a grand slam in the first off Matt Buschmann (0-4) and cleared the bases with a double in the second inning before adding an RBI groundout in the sixth.
The former Beaver Macias had two singles, three walks and a hit by pitch, stole two bases and scored an Aces (25-33) season-high four runs. Brandon Allen delivered a three-run triple in the seventh and Carlos Corporan, who was 7-for-8 in his last two games, went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a solo home run as Reno had its highest run output of the season.
Bryan Augenstein (3-6) yielded two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.
Anthony Contreras hit a two-run homer, Craig Cooper had a two-run double and Eric Munson drove in two runs while Brad Chalk was 3-for-4 for the Beavers (21-35).
Buschmann was touched up for seven runs (6 earned) on four hits and five walks in 1 1/3 innings.
The Aces got off to an early lead with Bailey's first-inning grand slam, which scored Macias, Ed Rogers and Cole Gillespie.
With one out in the second, Macias singled and Rogers and Gillespie walked to fill the bases again for Bailey, who plated three with a line-drive double to right field.
The Beavers got on-board with Contreras's two-run homer in the fourth off Augenstein.
Bailey added his eighth RBI of the day with a groundout to score Macias in the sixth. Pedro Ciriaco singled home Gillespie later in the inning to push the Reno lead to 9-2.
Portland rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh. After Chalk laid down a bunt single, the Beavers got three straight doubles from Mike Baxter, Cooper and Munson.
The Aces responded with a four-run seventh against Portland reliever Cesar Ramos. Mark Hallberg led off with a double and came around to score two batters later on Rogers' RBI double. With two on and two out, the Beavers elected to intentionally walk Bailey to face Allen, who cleared the bases with a triple to the right-center gap, putting the Aces up 13-5.
The Beavers scored two in the eighth, which started with Reno reliever Jordan Norberto walking the bases loaded. Norberto then struck out the next two batters before a run scored on a fielding error by the shortstop Ciriaco. Munson drew the fourth walk of the inning to force in another run and shorten the Aces' lead to six.
Corporan led off the eighth with a solo homer off Greg Burke.
The Beavers and Aces continue their series on Monday night at 7:05 p.m. (Pacific).
NOTES: Bailey's grand slam was the first by an Aces player this season ... Bailey had just seven RBIs in his previous 22 games ... it was Chalk's first multi-hit game at the Triple-A level ... Josh Whitesell had owned the Aces' single-game RBI record with six on April 18, 2009 ... Gillespie scored three runs despite going 0-for-4 ... the Beavers issued a season-high 10 walks and have allowed 18 in the first two games of the series ... the Beavers have given up four grand slams this season, tying them with Sacramento for the PCL lead ... the teams combined for 24 hits, 12 of them for extra bases.
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