TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma Rainiers (56-58) dropped the series finale to the Memphis Redbirds (74-39) by a final score of 6-0 Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium.
Rainiers starter Andrew Moore (3-3) allowed five runs across four innings Sunday afternoon, adding one strikeout during his 11th start of the season.
Shortstop Shawn O’Malley (1×4), designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach (1×3) and left fielder Dario Pizzano (1×3) managed Tacoma’s only hits of the afternoon.
Memphis took the first lead of the game during the third inning via an RBI triple from Nick Martini and a sacrifice fly from Tyler O’Neill, moving the score to 2-0 in favor of the Redbirds.
The Redbirds extended their lead to 5-0 courtesy of a pair of home runs from Aledmys Diaz and Jose Adolis Garcia and an RBI single to right field from Breyvic Valera during the fourth.
Wilfredo Tovar added a sacrifice fly in the eighth, scoring Harrison Bader and extending the Memphis lead to 6-0.
Right hander Evan Marshall was the highlight of the Rainiers bullpen effort, tallying two strikeouts and keeping the Redbirds off the board through 1.2 innings in his sixth relief appearance of the season.
The Rainiers return to action Monday night as they open a four-game series with the Nashville Sounds. and righty Daniel Gossett (3-3, 3.41) will be on the hill for Nashville.
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