Canberra's Tim Atherton threw six shutout innings to roll to his fourth victory and lower his ERA to 1.23.
Daniel Schmidt struck out seven in six innings, Joey Wong homered, and Perth ended its brief slide at Sydney.
Right-hander Chen-Hua Lin turned in his finest ABL outing, striking out eight Aces in a complete-game shutout win.
Kieran Bradford doubled and homered to lead Canberra to a series-opening win over Adelaide at The Fort.
Sydney scored nine runs between the first and third, and Markus Solbach starred again in beating Perth.