Hunter Brown's fifth-inning triple keyed the winning run as the Tacoma Rainiers eked past Salt Lake 2-1 last night in a Pacific Coast League...

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TACOMA — Hunter Brown’s fifth-inning triple keyed the winning run as the Tacoma Rainiers eked past Salt Lake 2-1 last night in a Pacific Coast League game at Cheney Stadium.


Brown tripled to lead off the fifth, then scored on Rene Rivera’s single, putting the Rainiers (65-58) ahead for good.


Salt Lake (65-58) took a 1-0 lead in the first as Robb Quinlan scored on Luke Allen’s double.


Cha Seung Baek (8-8) got the win, allowing no runs on four hits in 6-2/3 innings.


Rainiers box score


RAINIERS 2, STINGERS 1






























































































Salt Lake AB R H BI BB SO
Prieto, cf 3 0 0 0 1 0
Callaspo, 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0
Quinlan, 1b 3 1 3 0 1 0
Allen, dh 4 0 1 1 0 0
Pride, lf 3 0 1 0 1 0
Sorensen, ss 4 0 1 0 0 1
Gordon, rf 4 0 0 0 0 3
Budde, c 3 0 0 0 0 2
Specht, 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0
Total 30 1 7 1 4 6




























































































Tacoma AB R H BI BB SO
Choo, lf 4 1 2 0 0 0
Lopez, 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0
Nunez, rf 3 0 1 0 1 2
Christianson, dh 4 0 0 0 0 2
Dobbs, 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0
Leone, ss 3 0 0 0 0 1
Brown, 3b 2 1 2 0 1 0
Rivera, c 3 0 1 1 0 0
Bohn, cf 3 0 0 0 0 2
Total 29 2 7 1 2 7




















Salt Lake 100 000 000 1 7 0
Tacoma 100 010 00X 2 7 0
DP — Salt Lake 1; Tacoma 2. LOB — Salt Lake 6; Tacoma 5. 2B — Quinlan, R(3); Allen, L(19). 3B — Brown, H(1). SB — Specht, B(9). CS — Sorensen, Z(7); Choo, S(9).



























Salt Lake IP H R ER BB SO
Thomas 7.0 7 2 2 1 6
Dunn 1.0 0 0 0 1 1




































Tacoma IP H R ER BB SO
Foppert 1.0 1 1 1 2 1
Baek 6.2 4 0 0 2 4
Heaverlo 1.1 2 0 0 0 1
W — Baek, C (8-8). L — Thomas, E (5-4). S — Heaverlo, J (3). Umpires — HP: Williams, Darin 1B: Kennedy, Scott 3B: Samuels, Jack Start: 7:08 T — 2:11 A — 3238