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Southpaw holds Portland to one run over seven innings

August 27, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Portland Beavers News Release

TACOMA, Wash. - Ryan Feierabend tossed seven strong innings and Justin Smoak hit a go-ahead double as the Tacoma Rainiers ended the Portland Beavers' six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory at Cheney Stadium Friday night.

Feierabend (4-6) allowed one run - on a sacrifice fly - and five hits while striking out two and walking two. Former Beaver Scott Patterson struck out four batters over two perfect innings to notch his fifth save.

After Portland (54-80) tied it in the top of the fifth on Chris Stewart's sac fly, Smoak, who also walked twice, untied it in the bottom of the inning with a double down the left field line off Cesar Ramos (5-7), who gave up all three runs on six hits and four walks. He struck out five.

Matt Mangini and Tug Hulett had two hits apiece for the Rainiers (69-64), who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Josh Barfield had two hits for the Beavers, who mustered only seven base runners after scoring 17 runs on 21 hits the night before.

Mangini roped an RBI double to center in the third as the Rainiers grabbed a 1-0 lead.

The Beavers started the top of the fifth with singles by Barfield and Jody Gerut, but settled for just one run after Nick Green's sacrifice bunt and Stewart's sacrifice fly.

Dustin Ackley started the Rainiers' two-run rally with a one-out walk in the bottom of the fifth. Mangini hit an infield single before Smoak ripped his double past a diving Barfield at third. Winfree's successive sacrifice fly gave Tacoma its two-run cushion.

The Beavers and Rainiers continue the five-game series Saturday night at 7 p.m. (Pacific).

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