Lowlight: Three Tacoma pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the Rainiers routed the River Cats 7-0 on Friday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., in the opener of a four-game series.
Take a bow: Sacramento catcher Luis Exposito went
1 for 3 with a double and pitched one scoreless inning of relief. Exposito allowed no hits but walked three.
Threat fizzles: The River Cats threatened in the seventh when Shane Peterson led off with an infield single. After Daric Barton popped out in foul territory, Jose Martinez walked. But Alden Carrithers popped out to shortstop, and Exposito grounded out to third base.
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Today: River Cats RHP Zach Neal (3-5, 4.48 ERA) vs. Tacoma LHP James Gillheeney (3-7, 5.75) in Game 1, 6:05 p.m., Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash. River Cats pitcher TBA vs. Tacoma RHP Forrest Snow (1-1, 1.07 ERA) in Game 2.