Tony Abreu hit a three-run, fifth-inning homer to break a 1-1 tie and Ryan Verdugo and two relievers made it stand up as Omaha beat Reno 4-2 Thursday.
Omaha stretched its winning streak to five games in front of a Werner Park crowd of 7,401.
Abreu’s ninth homer of the season came after a bunt single by Irving Falu and a double by Johnny Giavotella to start the inning against Joe Martinez (10-8).
Falu and Giavotella got Omaha on the board quickly in the bottom of the first, as Falu singled, stole second base and scored on a Giavotella single.
Falu, Giavotella and Abreu — the top three hitters in Omaha’s lineup — all went 2 for 4 and are hitting .323, .334 and .322, respectively.
Verdugo (8-3) gave up a third-inning run on Jake Elmore’s groundout that tied the game. Once Abreu put Omaha ahead, Reno’s Cole Gillespie got a run back with a leadoff homer — his 12th — in the sixth, but the Aces could come no closer.
Verdugo gave up two runs on four hits, with three walks and six strikeouts in six innings, trimming his ERA to 3.77.
Francisley Bueno pitched two scoreless innings, walking one and striking out two, before Vin Mazzaro pitched around two ninth-inning singles to earn his fifth save.
Omaha made one roster move Thursday, activating reliever Donnie Joseph — acquired from Cincinnati in a trade involving big league reliever Jonathan Broxton — while returning veteran Juan Gutierrez back to Class AA Northwest Arkansas. Gutierrez had been on the active roster for one day and didn’t appear in a game.