Rainiers Fall To Grizzlies, 11-2

Daniel Vogelbach launches his 11th home run of the season in the losing effort

Tacoma Rainiers infielder Daniel Vogelbach. (Jeff Halstead)

By Max Madden / Tacoma Rainiers | July 16, 2017 1:20 AM ET

TACOMA, Wash. - The Tacoma Rainiers (46-46) dropped game three of their current four-game series with the Fresno Grizzlies (52-41) 11-2 Saturday night at Cheney Stadium.

First baseman Daniel Vogelbach (2x3, R, 2 RBI, HR), second baseman Danny Muno (1x3) and right fielder Zach Shank (1x3) led the way for the Tacoma offense.

Tacoma jumped out to an early lead during the bottom of the second. Left fielder Tyler O'Neill managed a one-out walk and came around to score when Vogelbach crushed his 11th home run of the season, a 435 foot no-doubter that gave the Rainiers a 2-0 lead.

Fresno equalized during the top of the second when Colin Moran hit a two-run homer over the wall in right center, moving the score to 2-2.

An RBI double from Teoscar Hernandez during the bottom of the third and a grand slam from Tyler White in the fourth pushed Fresno out to 7-2 lead.

The Grizzlies would score two runs during both the fifth and the sixth, increasing their lead to 11-2.  

The Rainiers and Grizzlies return to action Sunday afternoon for the series finale. Righty Chase De Jong (3-4, 6.17) will take the mound for Tacoma and right hander Mike Hauschild (4-1, 5.36) will be on the hill for Fresno. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

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

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