RENO, Nev. -- Making his first Triple-A start since 2012, Shelby Miller struck out 10 and carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning Tuesday night in the Reno Aces' 9-6 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Optioned from the Diamondbacks over the weekend, Miller stifled the opposition over the first five frames. The 25-year-old issued a pair of walks to Sky Sox leadoff man Kyle Wren in the first and third but sandwiched five strikeouts in between.
A two-out error in the top of the fourth extended the inning momentarily, but Miller struck out Michael Reed with a fastball for his seventh strikeout. The 2015 National League All-Star maintained the momentum by striking out the side in the fifth, giving him 10 strikeouts in his Aces debut.
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Colorado Springs finally notched its first hit in the sixth, when Nate Orf lined a one-out double to the wall in left off Miller. An infield single by Manny Pina followed, setting up a towering three-run shot off the bat of Josmil Pinto.
Miller settled in afterward and departed in the seventh after a two-out single. Miller joined Archie Bradley as the only Aces pitchers to notch at least 10 strikeouts in a game this season.
Miller was acquired for outfielder Ender Inciarte, pitcher Aaron Blair and the organization's top prospect, shortstop Dansby Swanson, to be the No. 2 starter in the rotation. He struggled from the start of the season, compiling a 2-9 record with a 7.14 earned run average in 14 starts.
"I've been struggling up here for a while," Miller said in the D-backs clubhouse shortly after his demotion was announced. "I'm surprised I stayed up here this long."
Chis Owings had four hits and has eight in 11 at-bats through three rehab contests with the Aces.