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May 10, 2019 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Tacoma Rainiers News Release

Shed Long of the Tacoma Rainiers
Shed Long of the Tacoma Rainiers
(Tacoma Rainiers, Credit: Jeff Halstead)

Tacoma, WA - Shed Long, Time Lopes and Orlando Calixte all crushed home runs and four Tacoma Rainiers drove in at least two runs as the home team obliterated the Reno Aces, 10-2, at Cheney Stadium on Thursday night.

The Rainiers trailed after the opening half inning but scored the next nine runs, including a four-run rally in the third inning and a three-run sixth, two of which came on Long's fifth home run in 2019 and second in as many games after tagging a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning of Wednesday's victory.

Orlando Calixte led the way offensively for Tacoma, going 3-for-5 with a home run and an RBI, marking the second time Calixte has gone yard this season. Tim Lopes provided a standout performance at the dish as well, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, his second long ball of the year.

Long, Lopes, Kristopher Negron and Ian Miller all had two RBI in the victory. Tacoma scored their 10 runs on 11 hits, four of which went for extra bases, including three home runs. The Rainiers also drew four free passes from Reno pitchers. Tacoma also did significant damage on the basepaths, swiping four bases on the day, with one coming from Ryan Court.

The Rainiers wrap their eight-game homestand on Friday against Reno at 7:05 PM PDT. Left-hander Tommy Milone (3-2, 3.66) will take the hill for Tacoma in his first outing since being named PCL Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Mike Curto will have full coverage on South Sound Talk 850 with audio streaming available on the Tacoma Rainiers TuneIn Radio Network.

All tickets, group outings, and suites packages for the 2019 season are available for purchase in person at the Cheney Stadium Box Office, online at and, 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 ), Instagram (tacomarainiers) or liking the team on Facebook .

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Shed Long of the Tacoma Rainiers
Shed Long of the Tacoma Rainiers

(Jeff Halstead)

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