Rainiers Start First Series After All-Star Break against Reno on Pride Night

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By Tacoma Rainiers | July 11, 2019 4:22 PM

The Tacoma Rainiers (43-47) return home to host the Reno Aces (39-49) on Thursday for the start of a eleven-day homestand. Tacoma will roll out right-hander Andrew Moore (0-1, 7.94) for a 7:05 p.m. PDT start at Cheney Stadium for Pride Night.

It's Pride Night, when we celebrate and bring awareness to the LGBTQIA+ community in Tacoma and worldwide on an inclusive night at Cheney. It's also Thirsty Thursday presented by Coors Light, where the three B's (Baseball, beer, and buddies) are all embraced with open arms here at Cheney Stadium. Every Thursday night, Tacoma's party people gather on the R Bar and enjoy $2 Coors Light 12oz cans and rotating food specials all night long. It's the most dependable good time to ever call a Thursday night home, and it's happening all season long at R House.

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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 split Saturday's doubleheader with the Fresno Grizzlies, taking an 8-7 victory in game one before falling 8-5 in game two. In game one, Kristopher Negron collected three RBI and Jake Fraley crushed a game winning two-run home run. Southpaw Raymond Kerr earned a win in his Triple-A debut when he tossed 2 1/3 perfect frames before Aaron Northcraft closed the game with a scoreless seventh to earn his first save.

In the later contest, Fraley launched his second home run of the night that put Tacoma at an early advantage and Negron collected two more RBI. Chris Mariscal singled home Jaycob Brugman for the Rainiers final run of the night as they fell short to the Grizzlies. Erik Swanson made the start in game two and surrendered three runs across 1 2/3 innings before Gerson Bautista took over on the mound to let up three more and Ryan Garton threw a scoreless sixth frame.

Rainiers Leaders

BATTING AVERAGE: Kristopher Negron, .310
ON-BASE PCT: John Andreoli, .412
SLUGGING PCT: Jake Fraley, .661
HOME RUNS: Negron, 12
RBI: Negron, 61
SB: Ian Miller, 23
WINS: Jonathon Niese, 4
ERA: Raymond Kerr, 0.00
STRIKEOUTS: Tyler Cloyd, 66

Next Up

FRI: vs. Reno, 7:05 PM PDT | Fast Track Friday | Fireworks Friday
SAT: vs. Reno, 7:05 PM PDT | Silver Bullet Saturday
SUN: vs. Reno, 1:35 PM PDT | Pink at the Park | Smile Sundays at the Family Fun Zone
MON: vs. Las Vegas, 7:05 PM PDT | BECU Monday Mondays
TUE: vs. Las Vegas, 11:35 AM PDT | Get Tickets

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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