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Arizona Diamondbacks Minor-league Round-up, 8/27: Reno keeps winning

The Aces late charge for playoffs continued, with another win over the division leading Rainiers. The BayBears also won, on a three-run walk-off homer.

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Zach Borenstein came off the bench to drive in the go-ahead runs for Reno tonight.
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Snake Stars
3 stars: Kevin Cron, Mobile - 3-for-4, two R, two HR (24), four RBI, BB
2 stars: Mack Lemieux, Hillsboro - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, W (1-2)
1 star: Cody Regis, Visalia - 2-for-4, three RBI, BB, SB
0 stars: Juan Aruajo, AZL - 0-for-5, five SO

Triple-A Reno 8, Tacoma 7. The Aces clawed their way back from a 6-2 deficit, to take the lead in the eighth on a two-run triple from PH Zach Borenstein. Jimmie Sherfy allowed a two-out homer to bring the tying run to the plate, but got the K for his 11th save. Matt Buschmann went five, scattering nine hits and three walks, giving up six earned runs, fanning three. 1B Ky;e Jensen doubled, singled and drove in three giving him 120 for the season. 2B Ildemaro Vargas and LF Socrates Brito each got two hits and scored twice. The Aces have won four straight, and now sit just 2.5 back of the Rainiers. There was also this very impressive double-play from Reno.

Double-A Mobile 6 Montgomery 4. The BayBears scored three in the bottom of the ninth inning to snatch victory, walking off courtesy of 1B Kevin Cron’s 24th home-run of the season. His 23rd had come in the seventh, a solo shot. 3B Dawel Lugo had a double and two singles, with SS Domingo Leyba getting two hits and a walk. Josh Taylor scattered seven hits and two walks, allowing three runs and striking out eight over five innings. Austin Wright got the win, pitching a pair of scoreless innings in relief.

High-A Visalia 4, San Jose 7. 1B Cody Regis had two hits and a walk, driving in three, and 3B Marty Herum reached base four times, on two hits and two walks. But it wasn't enough for the Rawhite. Joel Payanps fell to 7-4, allowing four earned runs on six hits and four walks over 4.2 innings, with five K's. LF Joey Armstrong picked up two hits and scored a pair of runs. Will Locante retired all three batters he faced in the ninth.

A-ball Kane County 2, Beloit 5. Sam McWilliams took the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits, but walked none and fanned five. Jeferson Mejia tossed two hitless innings of relief. On offense 3B Fernary Ozuna and SS Sergio Alcantara each had a pair of singles, the latter also stealing a base. 1B Ramon Hernandez had a single and a walk.

A-short Hillsboro 7, Boise 1. Mack Lemieux tossed five scoreless innings of two-hit ball to pick up his first W. He walked just one striking out seven. Wei-Chieh Huang allowed one run over three innings in relief, then Connor Grey tossed a scoreless ninth. DH Mark Karaviotis and 3B Josh Anderson each got two hits and drove in two runs. LF Jason Morozowski drew a pair of walks.

Rookie Missoula 1 @ Great Falls 4. The Osprey took the lead in the fourth on 2B Paxton De La Garza's fourth home-run of the year. He also singled, but that run was the only one Missoula would score. They out-hit the Voyagers 8-5, but also committed five errors, leading to three costly unearned runs. Two of these were by started Palmer Betts, who worked 7.1 innings, on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. He gave up four runs, one earned. DH Kyle Smith had a pair of hits.

AZL D-backs 4, Cubs 6. Chris Herrmann continued his rehab, starting in LF and going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. CF Myle Babitt had a double and two singles, while 1B Francis Martinez got two hits and an RBI. Luis Madero allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over six frames, fanning three, but two runs in the ninth off Kenny Hernandez gave the Cubs victory.