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Aaron Brooks solid in Game 1 of PCL Championship

The Storm Chasers scored six runs in the first two innings and starting pitcher Aaron Brooks took it from there, winning his sixth straight start.

Brooks won his sixth straight start, second in the post-season
Brooks won his sixth straight start, second in the post-season
Minda Haas

The Omaha Storm Chasers won Game 1 of the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, 6-2, Tuesday night over the Reno Aces - scoring all six runs in the first two innings and then letting starting pitcher Aaron Brooks take it from there, winning his sixth start in a row.

The Storm Chasers knocked Reno starting pitcher Clayton Richard out of the game in the first inning with four hits, three runs and a walk. Brett Hayes singled in the first run, and two hitters later, Cheslor Cuthbert drove in two more with a two-out single. The Chasers scored three more runs against Bo Schultz in the second inning.

Brooks entered the game with a 20-inning scoreless streak. He didn't even allow a hit until the fifth inning, with the only damage coming in the sixth when Reno third baseman Andy Marte drilled a two-run home run over the left field wall.

Kansas City's No. 1 prospect Kyle Zimmer saw action for Omaha out of the bullpen, retiring the side in the eighth inning.

Game 2 will be played in Reno on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m., Pacific. John Lamb (8-10, 3.97 ERA) is scheduled to pitch for Omaha against Reno's Bradin Hagens (1-1, 2.55 ERA).