TACOMA, WA – Second baseman Dylan Moore singled for Tacoma in his first game on a Major League rehab assignment, and the Salt Lake Bees handed the Rainiers a 9-2 defeat on Monday night at Cheney Stadium. Third baseman Jantzen Witte extended Tacoma’s home run streak by launching a 2-run
TACOMA, WA – Second baseman Dylan Moore singled for Tacoma in his first game on a Major League rehab assignment, and the Salt Lake Bees handed the Rainiers a 9-2 defeat on Monday night at Cheney Stadium. Third baseman Jantzen Witte extended Tacoma’s home run streak by launching a 2-run home run in the 7th inning, giving the Rainiers a big fly in 15 straight contests for the first time since June 25-July 15, 2010.
Moore, who was placed on the 10-day IL with a left calf strain on May 19, batted leadoff for Tacoma (14-14) and hit a 6th inning single. The Seattle Mariners infielder stole 2nd base and was stranded there. He was removed from the game after 7 innings.
Right-hander Logan Verrett (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season, giving up 7 runs (4 earned) across 5 innings. The Bees (12-16) pushed across a pair of runs in the opening inning, a run in the 2nd and 3 runs in the 4th inning.
Rainiers lefty Aaron Fletcher pitched back-to-back perfect innings in the 6th and 7th frames, collecting 4 strikeouts.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Witte belted a 1-0 pitch from Salt Lake southpaw José Quijada to the opposite field, pelting the scoreboard in right-center field for the two-run shot. Designated hitter Eric Campbell also scored on the home run.
Righty Brooks Pounders recorded an out but surrendered a 2-run home run to Brennon Lund before walking two and being swapped out for Vinny Nittoli. Nittoli allowed a single to load the bases but struck out the next two Bees to leave all three runners stranded.
Right-hander Brian Schlitter delivered a 1-2-3 9th inning with 2 strikeouts.
The Rainiers and Bees will wrap up their six-game series on Tuesday at Cheney Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. PT as Tacoma southpaw David Huff (0-0) will take the hill.
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The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The Rainiers are a member of the Triple-A West. Tacoma has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.
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