Three Las Vegas pitchers combined on a six-hitter as the Aviators downed the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-2 Tuesday afternoon at Werner Park.
Former Royals farmhand Sean Manaea, who threw a no-hitter for the Oakland A’s last season, struck out 10 in 5 2⁄3 innings to earn the win for the Aviators. Manaea, who is on a rehab assignment after dealing with a shoulder injury, retired 12 of the last 13 batters he faced.
Omaha scored in the first inning on Erick Mejia’s RBI single. But Las Vegas pulled ahead on Franklin Barreto’s two-run homer in the second inning, and Sheldon Neuse added a solo homer in the eighth.
Kelvin Gutierrez hit a solo home run for the Storm Chasers in the ninth, but that was Omaha’s first hit since the second inning. Chase d’Arnaud followed with a single, but Parker Dunshee got the last two outs for the save.
Omaha finished its homestand 2-5. Four of the losses were by one run. The Chasers begin a road trip Thursday in Nashville.
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Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins throws pitches during batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey. The Omaha Storm Chasers played the Memphis Redbirds at Werner Park.
Players for the Omaha Storm Chasers chat in the outfield during batting practice while wearing their Omaha Potholes jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia fields balls in his Omaha Potholes jersey during batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins watches batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Elier Hernandez walks to the dugout in his Omaha Potholes jersey after finishing with batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Cheslor Cuthbert walks back to the dugout at the end of the second inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' catcher Nick Dini catches a pop fly for an out in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia connects for a single that drives in a run in the ninth inning.
The Omaha Storm Chasers sold Omaha Potholes T-shirts. The team played as the Omaha Potholes and took batting practice in Omaha Pothole jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Nicky Lopez, top, tags out Memphis Redbirds' Johan Mieses as he attempts to steal second base in the third inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Zach Lovvorn throws a pitch in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Kelvin Gutierrez, right, steals second base as Memphis Redbirds' Max Schrock is late with the tag in the third inning.
Heidi Foland and her dog, Breesy, attend the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game. Foland sported her Omaha Potholes shirt during the game. The team played one night as the Omaha Potholes. Foland's dog is named after NFL quarterback Drew Brees.
Kayla Thege, left, and Mark Batt hangout with their dog, Maia, during the Storm Chasers baseball game.