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Beckham's Late Heroics Lift Rainiers Over Sky Sox 3-2

August 7, 2018 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Tacoma Rainiers News Release

TACOMA, Wash. - Eight-time MLB All-Star Robinson Canó reached base twice and Gordon Beckham provided a walk-off double as the Tacoma Rainiers (56-57) secured a 3-2 extra-innings victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (59-53) Monday night at Cheney Stadium.


Canó (1x3, BB) lined a sharp single to left field during the first plate appearance of his rehab assignment with the Rainiers Monday night and tallied a walk during the bottom of the eighth. He played first base and made multiple strong defensive plays.

Beckham paced the Rainiers offense by going two-for-five with a double and three RBI Monday night, including the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning. Center fielder Ben Gamel (2x4, 2 R, BB) and catcher David Freitas (2x4, 2B) also provided sparks at the plate for the Tacoma lineup.

Right-hander Ross Detwiler turned in his sixth quality start in 10 tries for the Rainiers - he allowed just one run on seven hits across 6.1 innings of work. Detwiler issued just one walk and struck out six on 91 pitches, 65 of which went for strikes.

Right-handers Tyler Higgins (1.2), Ryan Cook (1.0) and Shawn Armstrong (1.0) didn't allow a single hit or earned run across 3.2 innings of relief for Tacoma and tallied four strikeouts. Armstrong (2-4) took home the win, his second of the year.

The Rainiers and Sky Sox wrap up the homestand on Tuesday morning with a first pitch set for 11:35 a.m. PT. Tacoma right-hander Rob Whalen (7-5, 4.69) will square off against Colorado Springs righty Alec Asher (5-3, 5.28).

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, 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.

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