Nolin, Rainiers Even Series against Reno in Pitchers' Duel at Cheney
Tacoma, WA - Reigning PCL Pitcher of the Week Sean Nolin defended his title on Friday night at Cheney Stadium when he tossed six innings of one-run baseball as the Tacoma Rainiers defeated the Reno Aces, 2-1.
Nolin let up the first run of the game as Reno (40-51) outfielder Travis Snider homered to right field in the top of the fourth. In the home half of the same inning, Ryan Court launched a solo blast to right center field that knotted the score, 1-1. The homer was Court's second in as many nights out of the All-Star break.
The Rainiers scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh when Kelby Tomlinson and John Andreoli laced back-to-back doubles, giving Tacoma its only lead of the night.
Sam Tuivailala (1-0) earned his first win since having his rehab assignment transferred to Tacoma from Double-A Arkansas on Friday. The right-hander tossed a scoreless seventh inning with a pair of strikeouts. Reggie McClain earned his second save when he went six-up, six-down in the final two innings, closing out the game for Tacoma.
Infielder Tim Lopes went 2-for-3 with his team-best 28th double. The 25-year-old also stole his 23rd base of the campaign, trailing only teammate Ian Miller (24) for the league lead.
The Rainiers will look for their second-straight against the Aces at Cheney Stadium on a Silver Bullet Saturday, presented by Coors Light. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. PDT as southpaw Anthony Misiewicz (3-5, 6.80) takes the mound to face Reno right-hander Taylor Widener (6-4, 7.78). Mike Curto will have full coverage of on South Sound Talk 850 with audio streaming available on the Tacoma Rainiers TuneIn Radio Network.
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