The Aces were one win away from their second series win of the season on Monday night, but a 5-1 loss forced a series split with the Tucson Padres at Kino Stadium in Tucson.
A night after the Aces posted a nine-run first inning, the Padres put up a crooked number in their half of the frame off Reno starter Mike Bolsinger. An RBI double off the bat of Rene Rivera and a two-RBI single by former Aces player Brandon Allen boosted Tucson to a quick 3-0 lead in the first.
Alfredo Marte singled to plate Matt Davidson in the fourth for Reno’s lone run of the game.
At the dish for Reno, Davidson, Marte and Tony Campana each went 2-for-4.
Bolsinger was charged with his second-straight loss, allowing four runs — three earned — on six hits through seven innings. He struck out five and walked two.
Anthony Bass earned his earned his first win of the season for the Padres, allowing just one run on five hits, while striking out four through five frames. Miles Mikolas earned his second save of the series, and 12th save of the season, after throwing 1.1 perfect innings to close the game.
Reno returns home for an eight-game homestand, against the Fresno Grizzlies and the Tucson Padres at Aces Ballpark. Randall Delgado has been tabbed to start for the D-backs on Tuesday, so the Aces will have a spot start. The Grizzlies will counter with Chris Heston (6-5, 5.09 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
Tickets are on sale for the upcoming homestand, and all Aces home games, at RenoAces.com, by calling (775) 334-7000 or by visiting the Aces Ballpark Ticket Office.