Rainiers Shut Down Express

The Tacoma Rainiers (34-38) defeated the Round Rock Express (42-29) on the backs of stellar pitching by Sean Nolin and an inside-the-park home run by Robert Perez.  Final score was Tacoma 3, Round Rock 1. 

Perez’s homer came in the fourth inning on what should have been a routine single.  However, the Express’ Drew Ferguson made the play for a shoestring catch but came up short.  Perez should have been cut-down at the plate, but catcher Lorenzo Quintana lost the ball before making the tag. 

Tacoma scored in the first inning on a Shed Long home run and in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Kristopher Negron. 

The Express were held to 3 hits.  Round Rock’s lone run came in the first inning on a fielder’s choice double play. 

Tacoma starting pitcher Sean Nolin (1-0) earned the win, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 4 batters. 

Round Rock’s starting pitcher Akeem Bostick suffered the loss.  He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and striking out 7 batters.  

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