With the split, the Aces finish the road trip at 5-4 and come home with a five-game lead in the division.
In the opener, Torra (2-0) scattered two runs on two hits in a complete-game effort — Reno’s first of the season. The Aces plated a run in the third, fourth and fifth innings to capture the victory. Peña homered in the third, his Minor League-leading 13th of the season.
In the nightcap, Reno flipped a one-run deficit into a two-run lead in the top of the seventh. But in the home half of the frame, Salt Lake rallied for three runs of its own, walking off on a Gil Velazquez single to center. Kam Mickolio (0-1) didn’t record an out in the last inning, taking the loss. Robby Hammock put the Aces ahead early with a two-run homer in the second.
The Aces now head back to Reno to kick-off an eight-game homestand, beginning with a four-game set against the Omaha Storm Chasers. In today’s opener, RHP Barry Enright (0-0, No ERA) makes his Aces debut, while Omaha will counter with RHP Vin Mazzaro (1-0, 4.97 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT.