RENO, Nev. — Mike Trout hit the second pitch of the game out of the park to give Salt Lake the lead and never looked back, as the Bees rolled to an 8-2 win over the Reno Aces on Monday night. Trout drilled a 1-0 pitch from Aces' starter Tom Layne over the right center field wall near the 424 mark to put the Bees out in front. They would add two more runs in the first on an RBI double by Ryan Langerhans and a run scoring ground out by Luis Jimenez.
Salt Lake starter Trevor Bell (1-0) worked 52?3 scoreless innings, as he allowed just five hits with four strikeouts and three walks. David Carpenter came out of the bullpen and retired all six batters he faced to close out the game. Jimenez led the Bees with three hits and two runs batted in, while Trout added two hits and two RBI. Langerhans and Hank Conger each chipped in two hits and one RBI, as Salt Lake has now won back-to-back games for the first time this season, each by an 8-2 score.
The Aces and Bess hit the second leg of this four-game set tonight at Aces Ballpark. RHP Barry Enright (1-0, 3.18 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while Salt Lake will counter with RHP Garrett Richards (1-0, 2.57 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. MT.