West Sacramento, CA – The Tacoma Rainiers (44-56) had a three-game win streak snapped on Wednesday afternoon, when the Sacramento River Cats (43-58) eked out a 1-0 win in two hours and nine minutes, squaring the series at a game apiece. Tacoma dropped to 8-15 in day games this season (first pitch before 5:35 local time).
Rainiers RHP Konner Wade tossed five scoreless innings without a walk, allowing five hits. Over 16.0 IP against Sacramento this season, Wade has surrendered only 10 hits and a single earned run, with 10 strikeouts and just one walk. River Cats RHP Wei-Chieh Huang struck out five in four innings of work (1 H, 1 BB).
Sacramento broke the scoreless tie in the seventh when Isan Diaz and Austin Dean each led off with singles, Diaz eventually scoring on a sac fly from former Rainier Wyatt Mathisen.
Shelby Miller earned his second save with a scoreless ninth inning, working around a leadoff walk to Mitch Haniger (MLB rehab). It was Tacoma’s first 1-0 game since an April 9 defeat of Salt Lake at home earlier this year, in the fifth game of the season and the second game of a doubleheader.
The midpoint of this weeklong series will be Thursday’s game at Sutter Health Park, a 6:45 p.m. PT first pitch. RHP Chris Mazza will start for Tacoma, against Sacramento RHP Norwith Gudino.
Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto will have full coverage on TacomaRainiers.com. All 2022 Rainiers games, home and away, can also be heard for free on the MiLB First Pitch app. HD video broadcasts of every game can be viewed with a MiLB.TV subscription.
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