D-backs minor-league report: Banda, Haniger spark Reno

Two players acquired in the same trade in July 2014 had big nights for the Reno Aces in Sunday’s 6-2 victory over Oklahoma City.

Left-hander Anthony Banda picked up his first victory at the Triple-A level, giving up five hits, one walk and two earned runs over seven innings while striking out five. For the season at two levels, he is 7-4 with a 2.84 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 98 1/3 innings.

Mitch Haniger hit a triple and his 12th home run in 35 games for the Aces and raised his average  to .367 with two hits. Haniger also homered in Saturday’s 8-3 victory over Oklahoma City. Haniger’s .719 slugging percentage would lead the PCL if he had enough plate appearances.

Haniger and Banda were both acquired at the trade deadline two years ago from Milwaukee in a deal for Gerardo Parra.

Chris Owings, on a rehab assignment, was 1 for 2 and walked twice. He’s 4 for 6 with two walks and a .750 on-base percentage in two games at Reno.

–Haniger’s teammate Peter O’Brien is the official leader in slugging percentage at .649. O’Brien hit a pair of home runs in Saturday’s win — giving him 20 on the season.

David Peralta was 0 for 3 while playing designated hitter in his first rehab game with Mobile on Sunday — a 6-5 win for the Bay Bears over Chattanooga.

Shortstop Domingo Leyba had two RBI in his first game since being promoted from Visalia. Third baseman Dawel Lugo is hitting .385 since his promotion, and outfielder/first baseman Rudy Flores is hitting .347. Lugo is 10 for 26 in his six games with the Black Bears and has a 10-game hitting streak overall.

–Kevin Cron singled, doubled, hit his 14th home run and and drove in 5 runs as the Bay Bears exploded for their biggest offensive game of the season on Friday — a 20-2 win over Chattanooga. Eight different Bay Bears had multiple hits in the 21-hit attack.

While Cron is hitting just .223, his 14 homers and 59 RBI are tied for third in the Southern League. The league leader with 21 home runs is Chattanooga’s Daniel Palka, who was Cron’s teammate last year in Visalia before being traded to the Minnesota organization for catcher Chris Herrmann.

First baseman Tanner Hill filled the boxscore in Saturday’s 12-11 win over Idaho Falls, going 4 for 4 with three runs and five RBI. His four hits included two home runs and a double. Hill was a 26th-round pick out of Texas State — an institution where the D-backs uncovered another first baseman a few years back — Paul Goldschmidt.