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Rainiers Rally Not Enough, Bees Win 9-7

August 12, 2018 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Tacoma Rainiers News Release

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Despite a six-run rally in the eighth inning, the Tacoma Rainiers (57-61) lost the series finale to the Salt Lake Bees (64-55) by a final score of 9-7 on Sunday night at Smith's Ballpark.

Second baseman Gordon Beckham continued his long run of strong play at Smith's Ballpark, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI. Catcher David Freitas (2x5, R, 2B, RBI) also collected multiple hits, while center fielder John Andreoli (1x4, RBI, BB) and first baseman Daniel Vogelbach (1x4, R, RBI, BB) both reached base twice.

Rainiers starting pitcher Rob Whalen (7-7) only lasted two innings and suffered the loss - he allowed four runs on eight hits while walking a pair and striking out three. Whalen tossed 70 pitches in those two innings, 39 of which were strikes.

Justin Grimm (2.0 IP), Roenis Elias (0.2 IP), and Chasen Bradford (1.0 IP) all notched scoreless performances out of the Rainiers bullpen. Lefty Marc Rzepczynski (1.1 IP) allowed four runs on four hits (one home run), and Tyler Higgins (1.0 IP) allowed one run on back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Rainiers road trip moves on to Albuquerque to face the Isotopes on Monday night with a first pitch set for 5:35 p.m. PT. Tacoma will start right-hander Austin Hutchison (0-0, -.--) while Albuquerque will hand the ball to left-hander David Holmberg (5-6, 5.86).

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