The Tacoma Rainiers split a doubleheader with the Omaha Storm Chasers, winning the first game 7-2 and losing the second 4-2.
PAPILLION, Neb. — Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer in the first inning, leading the Tacoma Rainiers to a 7-2 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Wednesday in the first game of a Pacific Coast League doubleheader.
Omaha won the second game 4-2.
The home run by Vogelbach scored Tyler O’Neill to give the Rainiers a 2-0 lead.
The Rainiers later added three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth and seventh to secure the victory.
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Leonys Martin homered and singled, scoring two runs for Tacoma (24-13).
Tacoma left-hander Kyle Hunter (1-0) picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits over five innings.
In the second game, Eric Skoglund tossed a three-hit complete game and Raul Mondesi homered and had two hits, driving in three, for Omaha.
Skoglund (2-3) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked two while allowing two runs.
Tacoma took a 2-1 lead in the third after Danny Muno and Martin hit back-to-back solo homers.
Dean Kiekhefer (0-1) went one inning, allowing two runs and three hits while striking out one.