Tacoma starter throws seven shutout innings in a 6-2 win over the Aces.

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Nathan Bannister tossed seven shutout innings Friday night as the Tacoma Rainiers beat the Reno Aces 6-2 to open a series at Cheney Stadium. Bannister gave up five hits, struck out two and walked none.

Daniel Vogelbach was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for Tacoma, and Gordon Beckham was 1 for 2 with a homer, two RBI and two walks. Taylor Motter hit his sixth homer since being sent down by the Mariners.

Boise 11, Everett 8

The AquaSox saw their four-game win streak come to an end in a series-opening loss to the Hawks. Boise starter Ryan Luna got the win despite giving up eight runs, but only one was earned.

Eugene Helder was 1 for 5 with a double and three RBI for Everett.

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