The vast majority of the excitement in Monday night’s ballgame in Reno occurred in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Reno Aces got six of their 10 total hits in that inning, including three doubles, as they topped the Albuquerque Isotopes 6-0.
With its win, Reno (58-52) forced a split of its four-game series with Albuquerque (52-58), which had won 10 of its previous 13 contests. Albuquerque won the first and third games of the series and was looking for its third straight series win since the All-Star break — the Isotopes also won a short series over Las Vegas, the team it trails in the division standings, just prior to the break.
Isotopes starting pitcher Barry Enright (0-1) was chased in that fifth inning after giving up nine hits and the six runs, all of them earned. Enright, who has appeared in 31 Major League games during his career, had just joined the Isotopes earlier Monday to fill the spot of Roger Bernadina, who was placed on the disabled list.
His counterpart, Charles Brewer, had an excellent outing for the Aces. Brewer went eight innings and allowed just three hits.
Albuquerque is trying to work itself back into contention in the PCL’s Pacific Southern division but trails Las Vegas by 9-1/2 games.