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).