Rainiers pitchers combine on five-hitter
Erasmo Ramirez and Brian Sweeney combined on a five-hitter as the Tacoma Rainiers beat Oklahoma City 5-1 Saturday night.
TACOMA — Erasmo Ramirez and Brian Sweeney combined on a five-hitter as the Tacoma Rainiers beat Oklahoma City 5-1 in the Pacific Coast League Saturday night before 5,602 at Cheney Stadium.
Ramirez (4-2) allowed all five hits and an unearned run. He was coming off a start at Tucson in which he allowed nine hits and seven earned runs in only 3-1/3 innings.
Sweeney got his first save by retiring all nine batters he faced, striking out three.
Consecutive singles by Carlos Peguero, Alex Liddi and Luis Rodriguez started a three-run second inning for the Rainiers (49-66). Liddi also tripled, and Carlos Triunfel was 2 for 3 with a double and RBI single for Tacoma.
First baseman Justin Smoak, demoted recently by the Mariners, went 1 for 3 and is hitting .256 in AAA.
EVERETT — Alfredo Morales went 3 for 5 with a double, triple and four runs batted in, leading the Everett AquaSox to an 11-6 Northwest League win over Salem-Keizer in front of 4,538 at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Patrick Kivlehan, Jamodrick McGruder and Janelfry Zorilla also had three hits each for the AquaSox (5-6), who had 18 hits.
From league reports