Bailey Sets New Aces Record for RBI

Bailey Sets New Aces Record for RBI

The Arizona Diamondbacks slugged just .401 in May after posting an impressive .472 mark in April. It's hard to believe that they do not have a place on their 25-man roster for someone like Jeff Bailey, who is slugging .479 for the Reno Aces after a prolific effort in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Portland Beavers.

Jeff Bailey's record-setting eight-RBI afternoon led Reno to a 14-7 victory over Portland Sunday afternoon at Aces Ballpark.

Bailey set the tone with a grand slam in the first inning, and followed it up with a three-run double in the second to put the Aces ahead 7-0 in a game that saw the teams combine for 21 runs and 24 hits. The Beavers tried to close the gap, cutting the lead to 9-5 in seventh, but Reno would answer with a four-run frame to extend the lead.

In the seventh, Ed Rogers knocked an RBI-double to the right-field corner, and Brandon Allen delivered a knockout blow with a three-run triple to right field that gave the Aces a 13-6 lead.

Bryan Augenstein (3-6) earned the win for Reno, allowing just two runs over six inning of work. Augenstein struck out five without allowing a walk before three Aces relievers closed the door on the Beavers.

Matt Buschmann (0-4) took the loss for Portland, as he was lifted after just 1.1 innings of work. The Beavers starter allowed seven runs—six earned—before handing the ball to the bullpen, who kept Portland in the game before the Aces four-run seventh.

Bailey set a new Aces franchise record with eight RBI on the afternoon, while Allen added three RBI and drew two of Reno's 10 walks. Carlos Corporan continued his hot hitting Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a double and his sixth home run of the season, a towering blast leading off the eighth inning.  Doug Deeds lined out in a pinch-hitting appearance, breaking an eight-game hitting streak during which he batted .417.

Three Aces

  • The Aces scored 11 runs total in the six games between May 25-30, still three fewer than they scored on Sunday
  • Leadoff hitter Drew Macias reached base five times in five plate appearances, scoring four times
  • Jason Urquidez pitched a scoreless ninth after being scored upon in each of his previous four outings

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