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Kristopher Negrón named Triple-A West Manager of The Year; José Marmolejos Most Valuable Player

Negrón led 2021 Tacoma Rainiers to Triple-A West regular season title in first year managing at any level; Marmolejos (.338) won league batting title and had 30-homer season between Tacoma and Major Leagues
October 5, 2021

TACOMA, WA (10/5/21) – Tacoma Rainiers Manager Kristopher Negrón has been voted Triple-A West Manager of The Year by league broadcasters, Minor League Baseball executives and media after leading Tacoma to a 78-52 record (.600), and the 2021 league championship. 1B/OF José Marmolejos has been voted league Most Valuable Player,

RING SEASON

Together from youth baseball, to UCLA, to the Rainiers and the Olympics, outfielder Eric Filia (USA) and pitcher Zack Weiss (Israel) play for country, family, and the future.
October 4, 2021

“When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on Earth,” is a quote attributed to Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. Indeed, anyone among the relative few with the opportunity to play professional baseball, let alone ascend to its highest levels, feels the intense privilege that

Tacoma concludes season with Sunday shutout of Salt Lake

Rainiers finish 2021 Triple-A West Championship campaign at 78-52 (.600); Jose Marmolejos wins league batting title
October 3, 2021

Tacoma, WA (10/3/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers concluded their 2021 schedule 26 games over .500, with a 3-0 blanking of the Salt Lake Bees in Sunday’s season finale at Cheney Stadium. The Rainiers won by shutout seven times this season, compiling a 41-24 record at home (37-28

Salt Lake slips by Tacoma 4-3 in extras on Saturday

Rainiers conclude their 2021 championship season on Sunday at 1:35 PT
October 3, 2021

Tacoma, WA (10/2/21) – The Triple-A Champion Tacoma Rainiers (77-52) fell to 4-5 in the “Final Stretch” on Saturday night at Cheney Stadium, losing 4-3 to the Salt Lake Bees (55-73, 6-3) in 12 innings. It was the third consecutive game in the series decided by one run, and the

Rainiers rally to slide past Salt Lake in extras Friday

RF Dillon Thomas: 3-for-5, home run, double, 2 RBI
October 2, 2021

Tacoma, WA (10/1/21) – The Tacoma Rainiers (77-51, 4-4) walked off the Salt Lake Bees (54-73, 5-3) 3-2 in 10 innings on Friday night at Cheney Stadium. Dillon Thomas’ fielder’s choice gave Tacoma its eighth walk-off win as the Rainiers improved to 7-3 in extra innings and 4-4 in the

Bees sting three homers Thursday to climb over Rainiers

C Brian O'Keefe: 2-for-4, RBI
October 1, 2021

Tacoma, WA (9/30/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers (76-51) dropped to 3-4 in the “Final Stretch” on Thursday night at home against the Salt Lake Bees (54-72, 5-2), by a 3-2 score at Cheney Stadium. Three solo home runs is all the Bees required for victory, in a

Dugger dominates while Witte wills Tacoma to series-opening win

Godoy adds a two-run double as Rainiers begin final home series this season
September 30, 2021

Tacoma, WA (9/29/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers (76-50) improved to 3-3 during the “Final Stretch” on Wednesday, opening their final homestand of 2021 with a 4-0 win over the Salt Lake Bees (53-72, 4-2). It was Tacoma’s sixth win by shutout this season. Rainiers catcher Jose Godoy

Round Rock roughs up Rainiers in 2021 road finale

Triple-A West Champions were nine games over .500 away from home this season
September 27, 2021

Round Rock, TX (9/27/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers (75-50) finished with a 37-28 record away from home in 2021, dropping their road finale by a 7-2 score at Dell Diamond against the Round Rock Express (64-60) on Monday evening. The Rainiers are 2-3 during the Triple-A Final

Rainiers even series at Round Rock on Sunday, 8-3

Tacoma improves to 14-4 when Logan Verrett starts
September 26, 2021

Round Rock, TX (9/26/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers (75-49) evened their Triple-A Final Stretch record at 2-2 on Sunday, with a leisurely 8-3 win over the Round Rock Express (63-60). Tacoma will be in search of their third consecutive win on Monday, as they attempt to rally

Rainiers stop skid in Round Rock on Saturday, 13-10 in extras

RF Dillon Thomas drives in four runs as Tacoma avoids first four-game losing streak of 2021
September 26, 2021

Round Rock, TX (9/25/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers scored their first eight runs with two out on Saturday during a 13-10 win over the Round Rock Express (63-59, 2-1), and 12 of their 13 runs total crossed with two away. The victory improved Tacoma to 74-49 this

Tough stretch: Round Rock runs Rainiers to 0-2 in final 10 on Friday

Tacoma loses third straight, has not lost four in a row in 2021
September 24, 2021

Round Rock, TX (9/24/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers (73-49) fell to 0-2 in the Triple-A Final Stretch on Friday night at Round Rock (63-58, 2-0), defeated by a 4-3 final. The Rainiers are now 17-13 in one-run games, having dropped each of the first two games in

Dugger deals, but Tacoma falls victim to late-innings Round Rock rally

CF Luis Liberato: 2-for-4, triple, RBI, run | C Brian O’Keefe: HR (24)
September 24, 2021

Round Rock, TX (9/23/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers (73-48 overall, 0-1 Triple-A Final Stretch) opened a five-game road series against the Round Rock Express (62-58, 1-0) by surrendering a 6-0 lead in a 7-6 walk-off defeat on Thursday, despite a terrific starting pitching performance. Eight of nine

Rainiers partner with Rebuilding Together South Sound for “Final Stretch”

MiLB “Homers That Help” campaign will raise money for safe homes during final 10 Tacoma Rainiers games of 2021
September 23, 2021

TACOMA, WA (9/23/21) – For every home run the 2021 Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers hit between September 23 and October 3, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) will donate $50 to Rebuilding Together South Sound. It’s one of 30 partners selected by each Triple-A club during the “Final Stretch” of 10

Tacoma concludes 73-47 regular season with 8-4 loss at El Paso

Rainiers won the series, 4-2
September 22, 2021

El Paso, TX (9/21/21) – The Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers (73-47) ended the 2021 regular season 26 games over .500, with an 8-4 loss to the El Paso Chihuahuas (46-74) on Tuesday at Southwest University Park. The 10-game Triple-A “Final Stretch” will begin on Thursday at Round Rock, a

Rainiers muzzle Chihuahuas 7-2 on Monday

Triple-A West Champions have one regular season game remaining, 10 in “Final Stretch”
September 21, 2021

El Paso, TX (9/20/21) – The 2021 Triple-A West Champion Tacoma Rainiers (73-46) won for the eighth time in nine games on Monday night, and have also won eight of nine on the road following a 7-2 smothering of the El Paso Chihuahuas (45-74) at Southwest University Park. Tacoma took

El Paso halts season-long Tacoma win streak at seven in championship encore

Rainiers CF Luis Liberato: 3-for-4, 2 runs scored
September 19, 2021

El Paso, TX (9/19/21) – An evening after clinching the Triple-A West regular season championship, the Tacoma Rainiers (72-46) were denied their longest winning streak of 2021, as the El Paso Chihuahuas (45-73) prevailed 7-3 for their first victory of the week-long series. Tacoma settles for seven consecutive wins for

Tacoma Rainiers win Triple-A West Championship

Title is the third for the Tacoma franchise in the “Rainiers” era and while affiliated with the Seattle Mariners (since 1995), joining 2001 and 2010
September 19, 2021

El Paso, TX (9/18/21) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-45) clinched the Triple-A West regular season championship on Saturday night at El Paso with a 7-3 victory, after un-tying a 3-3 game with four runs in the ninth inning. Tacoma’s surge to the championship included seven consecutive wins to clinch, winning

Marcus Wilson drives in five runs (grand slam, double) as Tacoma lowers magic number to 1

Rainiers can clinch Triple-A West championship with a win on Saturday, after 11-5 win Friday at El Paso
September 18, 2021

El Paso, TX (9/17/21) – The Tacoma Rainiers (71-45) won their sixth straight on Friday, tied a season-high with their sixth consecutive road win, and have won 11 of 12 and 17 of 20 as they inch closer to the Triple-A West regular season championship. The Rainiers defeated the El

Rainiers continue championship chase with 10-8 series-opening win at El Paso (magic # is 3)

O’Keefe: 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB | Liberato: 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI | Witte: On base 5x (2 H, HR, 3 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI)
September 17, 2021

El Paso, TX (9/16/21) – The Tacoma Rainiers (70-45) remained red hot on Thursday night, beginning their road trip with a 10-8 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas (44-71). The Rainiers have won five straight, 10 of 11 and 16 of 19 in their pursuit of the Triple-A West regular

Taylor Trammell’s no-doubt walk-off 3-run homer continues Rainiers run to championship

Tacoma can clinch Triple-A West title in El Paso as early as this weekend
September 15, 2021

Tacoma, WA (9/14/21) – The Tacoma Rainiers (69-45) needed only one out amidst a furious, four-run ninth inning rally on Tuesday night at Cheney Stadium, capping a 5-1 homestand with a 7-4 walk-off win over the Sacramento River Cats (48-63). With Sugar Land and Reno each winning, the rally kept

Tacoma sweeps Sacramento in Monday doubleheader, inching closer to title

Rainiers tame River Cats 8-4 in opener, walk them off 6-5 in game two
September 13, 2021

Tacoma, WA (9/13/21) – The Tacoma Rainiers (68-45) swept a doubleheader from the Sacramento River Cats (48-62) on Monday afternoon at Cheney Stadium, and have won eight of their last nine games and 14 of 17. As Tacoma continues to close in on a Triple-A West regular season championship, as

Sunday’s Rainiers game at Cheney Stadium postponed by power outage

Rainiers and Sacramento scheduled to play a single-admission doubleheader on Monday (12:05 p.m.)
September 12, 2021

Tacoma, WA (9/12/21) – Due to a city-wide power outage in Tacoma, Sunday's originally scheduled 1:35 p.m. game against Sacramento has been postponed to Monday at Cheney Stadium. With uncertainty of ongoing access to power, Sunday's game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Monday, September

Rainiers stun Sacramento on Saturday with Hanson’s three-run homer in eighth

Tacoma continues to close in on regular season championship (two up with nine to play)
September 12, 2021

Tacoma, WA (9/11/21) – In the race for the Triple-A West regular season title, the Tacoma Rainiers (66-45) extended their lead to two games over the Sugar Land Skeeters (64-47), with nine to play. Shut out until the eighth inning, Tacoma surged over the Sacramento River Cats (48-60) by a

River Cats rally past Rainiers on Friday

Tacoma maintains a two-game division lead over Reno
September 11, 2021

Tacoma, WA (9/10/21) – The Sacramento River Cats (48-59) downed the Tacoma Rainiers (65-45) 5-3 on Friday at Cheney Stadium, tying the series at one game apiece. Tacoma couldn’t withstand a late River Cats rally as the Rainiers dropped to 28-39 when allowing four or more runs. Jantzen Witte opened

Rein-Hammer:  First inning grand slam “Jack” paces Rainiers to fifth straight win

First place Tacoma opens a three-game division lead on Reno (lost 6-3 at Las Vegas)
September 10, 2021

Tacoma, WA (9/9/21) – The Tacoma Rainiers (65-44) defeated the Sacramento River Cats (47-59) 10-4 in the series-opener on Thursday, pushing the Rainiers’ win streak to five. Tacoma’s offensive assault, led by Brian O’Keefe (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) and Jack Reinheimer (grand slam), helped the Rainiers improve to 34-21 at