Aeros 7, Senators 0
Key situation: The Aeros batters pounded Harrisburg starter Jeff Mandel for six runs (five earned) in just three innings, including a four-run first inning, for a quick start.
Quick hits: Aeros starter T.J. McFarland cruised through seven shutout innings, scattering five hits while improving to 6-1 with a 2.18 ERA. … Aeros shortstop Juan Diaz (3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored) and first baseman Chun Chen (3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored) led the way on offense.
Up next: The Aeros and Senators continue the four-game series with Game 2 at 7:05 tonight at Canal Park. Aeros right-hander Steven Wright (3-1, 1.13 ERA) is scheduled to face Harrisburg left-hander Danny Rosenbaum (4-0, 0.81 ERA).
— Stephanie Storm