Sheffield and Rainiers Playing for Series Win, Third-Straight Victory

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By Tacoma Rainiers | June 13, 2019 5:05 PM

Top Mariners prospect Justus Sheffield (2-5, 5.74) and the Tacoma Rainiers (32-34) will visit the San Antonio Missions (40-26) on Thursday at 5:05 PM PDT. After claiming the series opener in extra innings on Wednesday, Tacoma can take the three-game series ahead of Friday's finale. 

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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

Ian Miller and Kristopher Negron provided RBI singles in the top of the 10th inning on Wednesday night in San Antonio as the Tacoma Rainiers completed a 4-2 come-from-behind victory in the series opener against the Missions. Ryan Garton, Matt Festa and Parker Markel combined for 4 1/3 innings, allowing just one baserunner in Tacoma's second-straight win.

Rainiers Leaders

BATTING AVERAGE: Austin Nola, .335
ON-BASE PCT: Nola, .425
SLUGGING PCT: Jaycob Brugman, .686
HOME RUNS: Jose Lobaton, 8
RBI: Kristopher Negron, 43
SB: Ian Miller, 18
WINS: Jonathon Niese, 3
ERA: Matt Carasiti, 2.73
STRIKEOUTS: Sheffield, 46

Next Up

FRI: @ San Antonio, 5:05 PM PDT
SAT: @ Round Rock, 4:05 PM PDT
SUN: @ Round Rock, 4:05 PM PDT
MON: @ Round Rock, 5:05 PM PDT
TUE: @ Round Rock, 5:05 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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