The Tacoma Rainiers let an early lead crumble in an 8-4 loss to the Reno Aces in front of 4,545 at Aces Ballpark on Sunday. Tacoma was up 4-0...
RENO, Nev. — The Tacoma Rainiers let an early lead crumble in an 8-4 loss to the Reno Aces in front of 4,545 at Aces Ballpark on Sunday.
Tacoma was up 4-0 after posting a four-run frame in the third inning. Franklin Gutierrez, Carlos Peguero and Stefen Romero each turned in RBI singles, and Alex Liddi added another run with his second triple of the season.
Reno’s Juan Rivera helped cut the Rainiers’ advantage to 4-3 with a two-run home run the bottom of the fourth inning. The first baseman later put the Aces on top for good with another two-run blast that had Tacoma trailing 5-4 in the fifth.
Gutierrez recorded the first multihit game of his MLB rehab stint with Tacoma after going 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.
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Starter Jimmy Gillheeney (2-2) surrendered five runs to the Aces on seven hits over 4-2/3 innings was dealt the loss. The left-hander struck out four and issued three walks in his fifth start with Tacoma this season.