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Aviators take flight, leave yard twice in 5-2 win at Tacoma

Rainiers bullpen combines for 4.0 shutout IP in defeat
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Tacoma, WA (5/26/22) –The Tacoma Rainiers (16-29) lost to the Las Vegas Aviators (24-21) by a 5-2 final score on Thursday night, falling behind in the weeklong home series, two games to one. The Rainiers scored early, jumping on Las Vegas starter Adam Oller in the first inning. Zach Green

Aviators glide past Rainiers in the 9th on Wednesday

1B Evan White (TAC): 1-3, BB, run (MLB rehab assignment)
May 26, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/25/22) –The Tacoma Rainiers (16-28) mustered only four hits against the Las Vegas Aviators (23-21) on Wednesday evening at Cheney Stadium, plating their lone run in the eighth inning during a 3-1 loss. The series is even at a game apiece. Aviators centerfielder Billy McKinney started the scoring

Tacoma starts homestand with a bang (3 HR) in 7-2 win

Erick Mejia slugs two homers (7), 4 RBI
May 24, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/24/22) –The Tacoma Rainiers (16-27) dominated all phases of Tuesday’s game against the Las Vegas Aviators (22-21) in the series opener, winning 7-2. The victory makes it five wins in seven for the Rainiers. Aviators RHP Collin Wiles stymied the Rainiers offense over the first two frames, inducing

Tacoma wraps winning road trip with 6-1 setback at Sacramento on Sunday

Rainiers won four of six on the trip, with two shutouts
May 22, 2022

West Sacramento, CA (5/22/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (15-27) saw their three-game win streak snapped in a 6-1 matinee loss to the Sacramento River Cats (20-22) on Sunday, but will return home for six games after their most successful road trip of the season thus far (4-2). Continuing their MLB

Record-setting performance by Daniel Ponce de Leon sends Rainiers to third straight win

Ponce de Leon struck out nine in a row to begin the game, and the most (12) for Tacoma since 2014
May 22, 2022

West Sacramento, CA (5/21/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (15-26) won their third consecutive against the Sacramento River Cats (19-22) by a 10-6 final on Saturday night, and have won four of five this week in the California capital. It’s the first three-game win streak for Tacoma this season, and the

Rainiers shutout Sacramento a second time on Friday

Tacoma has tossed 20 straight scoreless innings | RHP Konner Wade: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 K
May 21, 2022

West Sacramento, CA (5/20/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (14-26) posted a consecutive shutout of the Sacramento River Cats (19-21) on Friday night, and have not allowed a run in 20 innings while winning the first three of four on this road trip. Tacoma has limited the River Cats to only

Mejia smash sets off 11-0 surge at SAC

LHP Tommy Milone (TAC): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K
May 20, 2022

West Sacramento, CA (5/19/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (13-26) enjoyed their most lopsided victory of the 2022 season on Thursday night, dispatching the Sacramento River Cats (19-20) by an 11-0 final. The Rainiers accumulated all their runs by scoring in each of the final four frames, during their first nine-inning

Rainiers shutout in Sacramento on Wednesday

The weeklong series is even at a game apiece
May 18, 2022

West Sacramento, CA (5/18/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (12-26) struggled to only two hits on Wednesday afternoon in matinee action at Sacramento (equaled a season-low), as the River Cats (19-19) evened their record and the series with a 5-0 win. It was only the second time Tacoma had been held

Kyle Lewis drives in five (HR, double) in 8-3 Rainiers win over River Cats

Tacoma improves to 4-0 in road series-opening games
May 18, 2022

West Sacramento, CA (5/17/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (12-25) homered with men on base in consecutive innings on Tuesday night, and were victorious in their road trip opener over the Sacramento River Cats (18-19), by an 8-3 final score. In the seventh game of his rehab assignment, Seattle Mariners outfielder

Aces sneak by Rainiers 4-3 on soggy Sunday at Cheney

Scheduled 1:35 p.m. first pitch was pushed to 6:47 (5:12 rain delay)
May 16, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/15/22) – After a lengthy rain delay, the Tacoma Rainiers (11-25) fell 4-3 to the Reno Aces (18-18), continuing their sour luck in one-run games (3-10). The Rainiers were able to dig themselves out of an early hole, but the Aces grabbed the lead late to take the

Rainiers draw low card against Aces on Saturday

It was a consecutive season-high crowd (7,208) at Cheney Stadium
May 14, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/14/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (11-24) had their modest two-game win streak snapped early on Saturday evening, losing 9-3 to the Reno Aces (17-18). Tacoma will attempt to split the week-long series in a Sunday matinee. A Buddy Kennedy RBI single in the first inning (Jake McCarthy single)

Wilson walks-off Reno in front of capacity crowd

A Cheney Stadium season-high 7,037 fans watched Marcus Wilson homer twice (5 RBI) in an 8-6 victory
May 14, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/13/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (11-23) homered with two on and two out in consecutive innings on Friday night against the Reno Aces (16-18), and their third homer was of the walk-off variety as they evened the week-long series at two games apiece with a second straight win.

Rainiers run over Reno in 5-2 win

3B Erick Mejia (TAC): 2-for-3, 2-R HR (3), BB, SB
May 13, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/12/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (10-23) secured their first win of this homestand on Thursday night, and never trailed the Reno Aces (16-17) in a 5-2 victory. Tacoma drew eight walks and stole five bases to aid their cause, and won despite being out-hit 8-6 (3 HR). The

Rainiers rally falls short, Reno racks second win

Tacoma’s lousy luck in one-run games (3-9) continues with 7-6 setback
May 12, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/11/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (9-23) dropped game two of the series on Wednesday, 7-6 to the Reno Aces (16-16). Tacoma fell behind early and couldn’t complete the comeback, falling to 3-11 at Cheney Stadium this season. The Rainiers wasted little time getting on the board. In the

Reno rolls past Rainiers in series opener, 8-3

Kyle Lewis and Sergio Romo each appeared on rehab assignment in Tacoma on Tuesday
May 10, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/10/22) – In the fifth game of his now week-long rehab assignment with the Tacoma Rainiers (9-22), Kyle Lewis was the designated hitter for a fourth time on Tuesday afternoon, going 1-for-3 with a walk. Tacoma began this six-game homestand at Cheney Stadium with an 8-3 setback to

Tacoma tanks a season-high five homers in 14-10 Sunday win

Green, Souza, Haggerty, Mejia and Odom all went deep for the Rainiers
May 8, 2022

Salt Lake City, UT (5/8/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (9-21) avoided a season-long losing streak on Sunday, defeating the Salt Lake Bees (16-14) 14-10 with their most prolific power display of 2022 to date. The Rainiers improved to 2-0 in road trip-ending games while halting a four-game skid, on getaway

Bees outmuscle Rainiers 13-12 in 11 innings

Tacoma had multiple RBI from Souza (4, 2 2B, HR), Walton (2B, 3B, HR), Lewis (HR) and Wall; Green went 4-for-6 (2B, HR, 3 R)
May 8, 2022

Salt Lake City, UT (5/7/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (8-21) and Salt Lake Bees (16-13) combined for eight home runs on Saturday night, and despite accumulating season-highs with 10 extra-base hits and five doubles, and equaling a season-high with four homers, Tacoma lost its fourth consecutive game by a 13-12

Three stings: Rainiers drop another at Salt Lake

Donovan Walton (2B, 2 RBI) & Cal Raleigh (2 H, RBI) pace Tacoma in 9-5 defeat
May 6, 2022

Salt Lake City, UT (5/6/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (8-20) dropped their third straight to the Salt Lake Bees (15-13) on Friday night by a 9-5 final, slipping to 3-7 on their longest road trip of the season, which is also their record in 10 games against Salt Lake in

“La Familia” falls to Abejas de Salt Lake on Cinco de Mayo

Tacoma slips to 1-2 in Copa de la Diversion games this season
May 5, 2022

Salt Lake City, UT (5/5/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (8-19) dropped to 3-6 on this season-long 12-game road trip, with an 8-1 setback against the Salt Lake Bees (14-13) on Thursday night. The Rainiers have dropped two in a row after taking the series opener. The clubs played under their

Salt Lake sneaks by Tacoma in the 9th, 3-2

Teams traded runs in the final frame – without a hit
May 4, 2022

Salt Lake City, UT (5/4/22) – Following a night where the clubs combined for 24 runs and 33 hits, the Tacoma Rainiers (8-18) and Salt Lake Bees (13-13) had only six hits each on Wednesday, as their series was squared at a game apiece. Tacoma’s bad breaks in one-run games

Rainiers rip 8 extra-base hits (3 HR, 2 3B) in 13-11 win at Salt Lake

Kyle Lewis (DH) homered in first at-bat of MLB rehab assignment, had two RBI singles
May 4, 2022

Salt Lake City, UT (5/3/22) – On a night that the Tacoma Rainiers (8-17) counted season-highs of 13 runs and eight extra-base hits, the visiting side lost an early 7-0 lead but outlasted the Salt Lake Bees (12-13) by a 13-11 final score to secure the series opener. The Rainiers

Rainiers drop Sunday series finale in Vegas, 6-5

RF Marcus Wilson (TAC): 2-for-4, solo HR (4), double
May 1, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (5/1/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (7-17) lost another back and forth affair in Las Vegas on Sunday by a 6-5 final, as the Aviators (13-11) finished a 12-game homestand by taking four of six from Tacoma. The Rainiers, who will continue this 12-game road trip on Tuesday,

Aviators fly by Rainiers on Saturday, 10-2

Las Vegas catcher Shea Langeliers homered twice (4 RBI)
May 1, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (4/30/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (7-16) will try for a six-game split to wrap their week in Las Vegas on Sunday, after the Aviators (12-11) ran away with a 10-2 win on Saturday night in the desert. Las Vegas went in front 1-0 in the first inning,

Four Rainier bombs not enough in 7-6 loss at Las Vegas

Brian O’Keefe (1), Zach Green (4), Sam Haggerty (4) and Marcus Wilson (3) all went deep for Tacoma
April 30, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (4/29/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (7-15) slugged a season-high four homers on Friday night, but when they and the Las Vegas Aviators (11-11) traded two-run shots in the ninth inning, the home side walked-off with a 7-6 win to even this week-long series at two games apiece.

McCaughan hits cruising altitude on Thursday in Vegas

Homers from Sam Haggerty (3-run) and Stuart Fairchild (solo) provide more than enough run support in a leisurely 7-1 Rainiers victory over the Aviators
April 29, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (4/28/22) – Right-hander Darren McCaughan delivered the third quality start in four games for the Tacoma pitching staff on Thursday night, as the Rainiers (7-14) took a 2-1 series lead over the Las Vegas Aviators (10-11) by a 7-1 final. McCaughan threw 90 pitches over 6.0 IP,