TACOMA, Wash. – Sam Gaviglio turned in a complete game shutout to propel the Tacoma Rainiers (68-48) to a 4-0 victory over the Sacramento River Cats (54-63) on Monday night Cheney Stadium.
Gaviglio (2-0) tossed the first complete game of his career, holding Sacramento scoreless on four hits. He issued one walk, and struck out six to earn his second win of the year. The right-hander has allowed only one run over his last 22.2 innings pitched.
The Rainiers struck first with a run in the top of the fifth inning on a two-out triple to centerfield from Zach Shank scoring Jesus Sucre, giving Tacoma the 1-0 advantage.
Tacoma extended the lead to 2-0 when Rob Brantly smacked a double down the left field line to score Dan Vogelbach from first base.
Daniel Robertson lined a two-out, two-run double down the left field line in the home half of the seventh inning to score James Ramsey and Ketel Marte, pushing the Rainiers lead to 4-0.
Tacoma and Sacramento square off again tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9 at 7:05 p.m. PT. The Rainiers are scheduled to start right-hander Forrest Snow (0-0, 9.00), while the River Cats have yet to announce a starting pitcher.
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