Rainiers Begin Long Road Trip in Vegas on Saturday

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By Tacoma Rainiers | May 11, 2019 4:56 PM

Justus Sheffield will go for his second-straight win on Saturday when the Tacoma Rainiers (17-19) visit the Las Vegas Aviators (21-14) on Saturday at 7:05 PM PDT. Tacoma will go for its fourth-straight victory after Friday's come-from-behind victory over Reno.

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Tacoma is celebrating its 25th season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and its 60th season in the Pacific Coast League.

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Last Game

The Rainiers defeated Reno on Friday by the score of 8-5. Mallex Smith went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead home run and three RBI and Parker Markel struck out all five batters he faced to earn his third save.

Rainiers Leaders

BATTING AVERAGE: Mallex Smith, .406
ON-BASE PCT: Billy Cooke, .500
SLUGGING PCT: Ryan Court, .692
HOME RUNS: Austin Nola, 4
RBI: Kristopher Negron, 22
SB: Smith, 7
WINS: Nick Rumbelow, 3
ERA: Parker Markel, 0.93
STRIKEOUTS: Tommy Milone, 38

Next Up

SUN: @ Las Vegas, 12:05 PM PDT
MON: @ Las Vegas, 7:05 PM PDT
TUE: @ Las Vegas, 10:35 AM PDT
THU: @ Reno, 6:35 PM PDT
FRI: @ Reno, 6:35 PM PDT

About Cheney Stadium

Since 1960, Cheney Stadium has stood proudly as an anchoring crown jewel in the heart of Central Tacoma. In 2010, the stadium fondly regarded as "R House" underwent a massive transformation to compete as a state-of-the-art entertainment venue in the modern era of professional sports. Once merely the grounds for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers baseball team, Cheney Stadium is now also home to a pair of professional soccer clubs: Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League and Tacoma Defiance, the highest-level USL squad for Seattle Sounders FC.

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The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Season and single-match tickets for the 2019 season at Cheney Stadium, including hospitality and group ticket options, are now available at tacomarainiers.com/tickets or by contacting the We R Tacoma front office at (253) 752-7707. We R Tacoma is the overseeing body of the Tacoma Rainiers, Reign FC of the NWSL and Tacoma Defiance, USL Championship affiliate of Seattle Sounders FC.


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