Oklahoma City, OK (9/16/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (74-69) won a rare slugfest in the eastern reaches of the PCL on Saturday, outlasting the league-leading Oklahoma City Dodgers (87-54) by an 11-10 final. In the fifth and sixth innings, Taylor Trammell (2-run, centerfield) and Robbie Tenerowicz (solo, left field) each
Oklahoma City, OK (9/16/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (74-69) won a rare slugfest in the eastern reaches of the PCL on Saturday, outlasting the league-leading Oklahoma City Dodgers (87-54) by an 11-10 final. In the fifth and sixth innings, Taylor Trammell (2-run, centerfield) and Robbie Tenerowicz (solo, left field) each cranked home runs measured over 400 feet. The Rainiers clinched a season-series victory over the Triple-A Dodgers (8-6), with one game remaining Sunday.
Trammell enjoyed his second four-RBI game this season, including his two-run double gapped to left-center in the third. Tenerowicz (RBI single) and Riley Unroe (double, RBI single) joined Trammell with multiple knocks for Tacoma; Pedro Severino, Zach DeLoach and Cooper Hummel also contributed run-scoring base hits for the Rainiers. Tenerowicz added a third RBI on a sac fly during Tacoma’s five-run seventh. Hummel has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games.
For OKC, PCL MVP candidate Michael Busch (2 H, double, RBI, 2 R), Jonny Deluca (2 H, RBI, 2 R), Jorbit Vivas (2 H, double, 3 RBI, 2 R) and Oscar Mercado (2 H, 2 RBI, R) were the biggest offensive contributors; the clubs were even in the hit column, 10-10.
RHP Riley O’Brien entered to secure the final two outs in a nervous ninth, stranding a runner for his 14th save, and his 10th save since July 5. A strikeout ended it, and O’Brien has struck out 40 batters over his last 24.0 IP (since 7/5).
The weeklong series will conclude on Sunday- Tacoma’s final road game this regular season will begin with a 12:05 PT/2:05 CT first pitch at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Lefties Logan Allen and Robbie Erlin comprise the probable starting pitching matchup.
Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto will have full coverage on TacomaRainiers.com. All 2023 Rainiers games, home and away, can also be heard for free on the MiLB First Pitch app. HD video broadcasts of every home game can be viewed with a MiLB.TV subscription.
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The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The Rainiers are a member of the Pacific Coast League and have been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.
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