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Originally published August 22, 2013 at 9:58 PM | Page modified August 22, 2013 at 10:41 PM

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Tacoma Rainiers fall to Tucson thanks to fifth-inning implosion

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James Paxton was cruising against the Tucson Padres, holding them hitless through the first four innings. But that changed in the fifth, when Paxton (7-11) gave up seven hits and eight runs and put the Tacoma Rainiers in a hole they couldn’t climb out of in a 9-6 loss to Tucson on Thursday.

Abraham Almonte knocked in two runs with a solo homer and a double, but the Rainiers still fell in the Pacific Coast League game in front of 2,518 at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson.

Tom Wilhelmsen pitched 1 2 / 3 innings of relief with four hits and one walk.

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