RENO, NV (KTSM) – Reno starter Matt Koch pitched eight innings in the Aces’ 9-2 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Monday night at Greater Nevada Field. It was the longest start by an Aces pitcher this year. Monday’s game started El Paso’s three-city road trip, the Chihuahuas longest road trip of the year.
Matthew Batten’s RBI single in the top of the fifth gave El Paso a 1-0 lead and gave Batten 15 RBIs in his last nine games. One week after winning the Jarritos Triple-A Home Run Derby in El Paso, Reno’s Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie.
Chihuahuas righty Emmanuel Ramirez allowed four runs in five innings in his first Triple-A start of the season Monday, which was his 25th birthday. Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in his first MLB injury rehab game for Reno.
Team Records: El Paso (56-38), Reno (41-53)
Next Game: Tuesday, 6:35 pm at Greater Nevada Field, completion of suspended game from April 15. El Paso RHP Tyler Higgins (3-0, 5.40) vs. Reno TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Reno 9 El Paso 2 – Monday
WP: Koch (2-6)
LP: Ramirez (0-1)