RENO, Nev. — Former Angel Juan Rivera homered and drove in five runs to lead the Reno Aces to an 8-3 win over the Salt Lake Bees on Thursday night.
After the Bees had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-run double by Efren Navarro, the first two Aces singled in the bottom of the first before Rivera took a 2-1 pitch from Barry Enright over the left field wall to put Reno in front.
He would later add a two-run single in the eighth that gave the Aces a 7-3 lead.
Enright (7-7) was charged with the loss, as he went 3 1/3 innings and allowed five runs on eight hits with one walk and no strikeouts.
Navarro led the Bees with two hits and two runs batted in.
Matt Long added two hits and one RBI, as he extended his on-base streak to 25 games.
Andy Marte, Roberto Lopez and Collin Cowgill each added two hits.
Despite the loss, the Bees remain four games ahead of Tacoma, as the Rainiers lost at Tucson.
Salt Lake's magic number for clinching the division was reduced to eight.