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Peña Blasts Carry Beavers To 5-3 Win Over Rainiers

August 29, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Portland Beavers News Release

TACOMA, Wash. - Wily Mo Peña hit two home runs, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth inning, and Craig Stansberry belted his seventh home run as the Portland Beavers won the fourth game of their five-game series with the Tacoma Rainiers 5-3 Saturday night at Cheney Stadium.

Peña, who homered in the series opener Wednesday, hit his seventh and eighth home runs of the season off Ryan Rowland-Smith (2-3). Stansberry had two hits for his first multi-hit game since July 28 as Portland (55-80) clinched its first series win in Tacoma since June 27-29, 2007.

Scott Munter (4-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for his fourth win while Adam Russell made quick work of the Rainiers (69-65) in the ninth for his 13th save.

David Winfree hit a two-run homer and Matt Mangini also went deep for the Rainiers, who have lost five of six.

Rowland-Smith gave up five runs on nine hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Mangini hammered Portland starter Radhames Liz's pitch over the right field wall as Tacoma took a 1-0 lead in the first.

Stansberry hit a two-out, two-run shot to left in the fifth as the Beavers took the lead.

Peña's solo home run in the sixth was a towering fly ball down the right field line that barely cleared the fence.

Winfree touched up Liz for a game-tying two-run shot to left in the bottom of the sixth to knot the game at three.

But Peña took things into his own hands again with a rocket to right center in the eighth.

Liz went six innings, striking out seven while giving up three runs on six hits and two walks.

The Beavers and Rainiers wrap up the five-game series with their final meeting of the season Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific).

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