TACOMA — Despite two home runs by designated hitter Justin Smoak, the Tacoma Rainiers dropped a 8-5 decision to Sacramento in Pacific Coast League baseball Saturday.
Smoak had a solo shot to right center in the fourth inning to close the Tacoma deficit to 4-2. He had a two-run blast to right in the sixth inning that made the score 8-4 for the River Cats. Smoak now has five homers and 17 RBI for the Rainiers and is hitting .292.
For Sacramento, Daric Barton drove in four runs with a homer and a single.
Tacoma starter James Gillheeney was rocked for six earned runs in 42/3 innings. Reliever Lucas Luetge didn’t fare much better, giving up two earned runs on four hits in 11/3 innings.
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