Reno sent 12 batters to the plate and scored eight runs in the seventh inning to break open a close game and gain a 15-8 victory over the visiting 51s in the Pacific Coast League on Monday night.
With Las Vegas leading 8-7 after Adeiny Hechavarria’s solo homer in the seventh, the Aces greeted reliever Jerry Gil (4-1) with a barrage in the bottom half. The first seven batters reached base and all of them scored, with A.J. Pollock doubling in the go-ahead run.
After four runs were in, Gil was pulled with one out and the bases loaded. Bobby Korecky hit his first batter to force in a run, then allowed an RBI groundout and Josh Bell’s two-run double.
Ryan Wheeler hit a grand slam in the fifth inning and finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs for Reno (50-35). Bell, Taylor Harbin and Konrad Schmidt each contributed three hits to the Aces’ 17-hit attack.
For Las Vegas (47-37), Yan Gomes had a three-run homer among his three hits and Jonathan Diaz supplied a two-run shot.
51s starter Shawn Hill gave up 10 hits and seven runs during his six-inning stint.
The teams wrap up their four-game series at 6:35 p.m. today before the 51s return to Cashman Field for a four-day, five-game series against the Tucson Padres.