Rainiers Drop Game Two To Grizzlies, 4-0

O'Neill extends hitting streak to eight games

Tacoma Rainiers starting pitcher Casey Lawrence tossed 7.1 innings of one-run ball on Friday, July 14 at Cheney Stadium. (Jeff Halstead)

By Tommy Sletten / Tacoma Rainiers | July 15, 2017 12:57 AM ET

TACOMA, Wash. - The Tacoma Rainiers (46-45) dropped game two against the Fresno Grizzlies (51-41) on Friday night at Cheney Stadium, losing by a final score of 4-0.

Tacoma starter Casey Lawrence led the Rainiers effort, putting in 7.1 innings of work while giving up one earned run and striking out 3. The Rainiers were paced on offense by left fielder Tyler O'Neill (1x3, BB) - who extended his hitting streak to eight games - second baseman Gordon Beckham (2x4), and designated hitter D.J. Peterson (2x3, BB, 2B).

After seven full innings of scoreless baseball, Fresno broke through in the top eighth inning, scoring four quick runs to go up 4-0. The score held there, giving the visitors a shutout victory.

The Rainiers face off against the Grizzlies again in game three of a four-game set on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. PT. Tacoma right-hander Tyler Cloyd (1-0, 1.42) and Fresno right-hander Dean Deetz (1-3, 11.74) will pitch.

All tickets, group outings and suites packages for the 2017 season are available for purchase in person at the Cheney Stadium Box Office, online at www.tacomarainiers.com, or over the phone at (253) 752-7707. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Rainiers throughout the season can be found by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand) or liking the team on Facebook.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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