Rainiers Halt Skid With Tenth-Inning Win

Tacoma ended its six-game losing streak with a ten inning, 6-5 win over Sacramento in front of a large crowd on Saturday night.

The Rainiers loaded the bases in the bottom of the tenth inning, and Carlos Rivero drove in Stefen Romero with a sacrifice fly to center field to score the winning run.

It was a much-needed victory for the Rainiers, who started the losing streak immediately after finally getting over .500 for the first time since the team was three games into the season. The Rainiers are now four games under .500.

On Sunday the Rainiers will try to salvage a split of the Sacramento series.


Yesterday: Home runs by Jabari Blash and Stefen Romero helped Tacoma build a 5-2 lead, but the team needed extra innings before finally knocking off the River Cats in the tenth inning, 6-5.

Today: Sacramento (41-53) at Tacoma (45-49), 1:35.

Opponent Affiliation: San Francisco Giants.

Season Series: Sacramento leads, 6-5.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Clayton Blackburn (3-3, 4.07) at LHP James Gillheeney (1-0, 3.38)

Hot Rainiers: Jabari Blash has hit a three-run homer in back-to-back games; he is 3-for-11 with six RBI since returning to the Rainiers.

Look Out For: Tacoma held Ryan Lollis to two hits last night and he is now 9-for-16 in this series. PCL All-Star Adam Duvall has hit safely in six straight games, going 11-for-25 with five home runs (he leads the league with 21 dingers).

I Know You: Sacramento has former Rainiers Carlos Triunfel, Xavier Avery, Darren Ford and Clay Rapada on the roster. Longtime Tacoma pitching coach Dwight Bernard is now with Sacramento.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 1:20 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here. It’s a Sunday home game, so Bob Robertson joins me in the booth and calls the middle innings.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.



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