The Reno Aces took pivotal Game Three of the PCL Championship Series on Friday night, coming away with a 2-1 victory at Omaha on Friday night.
Reno now leads the best-of-five series, two games to one. The Aces get two shots to win one game and their second PCL title.
Last night’s star was Reno left-hander Andrew Chafin, who delivered six scoreless innings of four-hit ball. Chafin has pitched 15 scoreless innings during the playoffs.
Reno scored its runs when Roger Kieschnick connected for a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
Game Four is today at 12:05 (Pacific).
- We have stories on Game Three of the PCL Finals from the Reno newspaper and the Omaha newspaper.
- Omaha is trying to win the title at home for the first time in decades. The Omaha titles in 2011 and 2013 were won on the road.
- The International League finals are going to a fifth and final game tonight. Pawtucket won Game Four last night to force a winner-takes-all last game today at Nick Franklin‘s Durham Bulls.
- The Mariners scored a key victory with a 4-2 series-opening win against Oakland on Friday night.
- From Bob Dutton’s Mariners notebook: Dustin Ackley is back in the lineup, and Felix has competition in the Cy Young Award race.
- John McGrath writes that now is not the time to be down on the Mariners.
- Even though the Mariners are in a pennant race, attendance hasn’t picked up according to this report from the Seattle Times.
- With the Dodgers apparently leaving town, Albuquerque is eyeing the Houston Astros and the Colorado Rockies as possible affiliate partners, according to this story.
- Former Rainiers employee Chip Maxson was named General Manager of the Sacramento River Cats.
- Baseball America reports that minor league games are getting longer and longer. This will be the subject of a blog post later in the off-season.
If there is a Game Five, it will be at 12:05 Pacific on Sunday.