It was a record-setting Monday at Greater Nevada Field, with Yasmany Tomás, Kevin Cron and Matt Szczur combining to provide the fireworks during the Reno Aces' 25-8 victory.
Tomás, a 28-year-old outfielder, went 5-for-6 with four home runs in the win. It was the first four-homer game in Aces history. He became the first to do so in a Pacific Coast League game since 2008. Tomás knocked in eight runs. His 17 total bases were five shy of the PCL record set by Vernon's Pete Schneider, who hit five homers and doubled against Salt Lake City on May 11, 1923.
Here are all four of Tomás' homers.
In all, Reno hit a franchise-record 10 home runs, besting the previous record of six and tying a PCL record set in 1974. The Aces' 15 homers over its last two games broke the PCL record for home runs in consecutive games, previously set at 13.
Two of the homers Monday came from Cron, who leads the minor leagues with 21 jacks this season (Astros prospect Yordan Alvarez is second with 18). Cron's 21 homers (in 42 games) are one shy of the 22 he hit in 104 games with the Aces last season. Cron's 60 RBIs -- he knocked in six on Monday -- are the most for an Aces played before June 1.
Not to be outdone was Szczur, who hit for the cycle. Szczur needed a triple in the seventh inning to complete the cycle and smacked the first pitch of the at-bat the other way for that triple. He finished 4-of-6 with three runs and three RBIs.
In a footnote, Domingo Leyba became the first Aces player with two hits in one inning since Ildemaro Vargas last June. He did that in Reno's nine-run fifth inning. Reno's 25 runs were a franchise record, besting the previous mark of 22 set in 2017.
Four Tacoma pitchers allowed at least five runs as the Aces out-hit their opponent, 25-14. Perhaps this was all because Nevada Sports Net's Shannon Kelly threw out the first pitch before Monday's game.