Jonathon Niese threw six scoreless innings, helping the Tacoma Rainiers defeat the Nashville Sounds 3-1 in a Pacific Coast League game Monday afternoon at Cheney Stadium.
Niese left with a 1-0 but Nashville tied the score in the top of the eighth inning.
The Rainiers rebounded in the bottom half of the inning, scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.
Jaycob Brugman followed with an RBI double.
Matt Carasite pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.