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TUCSON, Ariz. — James Paxton threw a five-hit shutout as the Tacoma Rainiers beat the Tucson Padres 7-0 Monday night in a Pacific Coast League game.

Paxton (6-6) walked two and struck out four. He threw 104 pitches.

Stefen Romero drove in five runs for the Rainiers (54-38). He was 3 for 4 with a grand slam. Carlos Peguero also had three hits for Tacoma. Abraham Almonte and Scott Savastano each had two hits.

At Everett 3, Salem-Keizer 2

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Four AquaSox pitchers combined on a seven-hitter in this Northwest League game.

Lars Huijer (3-1) pitched the first five innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out five. Nick Valenza got his first save.

Phillips Castillo homered for Everett (18-7). Jack Reinheimer and D.J. Peterson also drove in runs.

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