Round Rock Evens The Score

The Round Rock Express tied up the series 1-1 by beating the Rainiers on Sunday evening, 5-2.

Tacoma had an excellent start from James Gillheeney and carried a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning.

But Round Rock connected for four consecutive two-out RBI hits in the seventh, taking a 5-2 lead. Then the Rainiers loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the eighth, only to fail to score.

The Rainiers look to regain the lead in the series tonight.

Monday’s game starts at 5:05 PM (Pacific) – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 4:50 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts RHP Jordan Pries (8-6, 3.95) against Round Rock LHP Edwar Cabrera (1-1, 4.50).

We had roster moves on Sunday. Pitcher Carson Smith was activated from the disabled list, and Matt Palmer was released. Palmer was struggling this year, but the veteran was a positive influence on the club and is a class act. Hopefully he’ll get a chance with another team soon.

Another move involved the big league club: the Mariners recalled pitcher Roenis Elias who starts for them today, and they optioned outfielder James Jones to Tacoma. I’m not sure if Jones is meeting the Rainiers today – I guess we’ll find out when the lineup comes out.

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