TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma Rainiers (69-49) dropped the final game of the series to the Sacramento River Cats (55-64) with a 2-0 decision on Wednesday afternoon at Cheney Stadium.
Tacoma starting pitcher Cody Martin worked 5.0 innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He issued no walks, struck three, and surrendered one home run.
Back-to-back two-out doubles from Gorkys Hernandez and Austin Slater in the top of the third inning gave the River Cats an early 1-0 lead.
Travis Ishikawa smacked a two-out solo home run over the right field fence in the top of the fourth inning, pushing Sacramento’s lead to 2-0.
Kraig Sitton, Kevin Munson, Andrew Kittredge, and David Rollins covered the final 4.0 innings out of the Rainiers bullpen and allowed only one hit while striking out one.
The Rainiers enjoy a scheduled off day tomorrow before kicking off a four-game series against the Memphis Redbirds. Tacoma right hander Taijuan Walker (0-0, 4.15), while Memphis has yet to announce a starting pitcher. First pitch is scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. PT.
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