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Tacoma Falls To Salt Lake In Extras, 10-8

Ian Miller reaches base five times and steals two bases during the loss
Rainiers outfielder Ian Miller. (Jeff Halstead)
June 1, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. - The Tacoma Rainiers (27-28) fell to the Salt Lake Bees (33-22) by a final score of 10-8 Thursday night at Cheney Stadium.Tacoma center fielder Ian Miller (2x3, 3 R, 3 BB, SB), catcher Mike Marjama (1x5, R, 2 RBI, BB, HR) and designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach (3x5,

TACOMA, Wash. - The Tacoma Rainiers (27-28) fell to the Salt Lake Bees (33-22) by a final score of 10-8 Thursday night at Cheney Stadium.u1:p
Tacoma center fielder Ian Miller (2x3, 3 R, 3 BB, SB), catcher Mike Marjama (1x5, R, 2 RBI, BB, HR) and designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach (3x5, R, 3 RBI, BB, 2B) led the way for the Rainiers on offense during the loss.u1:p

Tacoma starter Christian Bergman allowed five runs across 6.2 innings while striking out six Bees hitters and walking just two.u1:p
Vogelbach opened scoring in the bottom half of the first with an RBI double to right field to score Miller and right fielder John Andreoli and give Tacoma a 2-0 lead.u1:p
The Rainiers extended their lead to 5-1 by the bottom of the fifth, but Jose Miguel Fernandez launched a three-run homer in the sixth and a pair of RBI singles gave the Bees a 7-5 lead in the seventh.u1:p
Marjama smacked a homer to left-center in the seventh but Salt Lake answered with a solo shot of its own to make it 8-7 in favor of the Bees.u1:p
Left fielder Jayson Werth's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth helped force extra innings but Salt Lake netted a pair of runs in the 11th to capture the victory.u1:p
Rainiers reliever Ryan Garton tossed a scoreless inning during and stuck out Eric Young Jr. his fifth appearance of the season for Tacoma.u1:p
The Rainiers and Bees return to action Friday night at 7:05 p.m. for game three of the current five-game series. Left-hander Jose Suarez (0-0, 2.25) will get the start for Salt Lake and Tacoma has yet to name a starter.u1:p
All tickets, group outings, and suites packages for the 2018 season are available for purchase in person at the Cheney Stadium Box Office, online at TacomaRainiers.com, or over the phone at (253) 752-7707. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Rainiers throughout the season can be found by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand) or liking the team on Facebook.u1:p