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John Russell named 2023 Tacoma Rainiers Manager

Longtime MLB player, coach and manager is 12th skipper in “Rainiers” era; Seattle Mariners also assign Brad Marcelino (hitting), Jairo Cuevas (pitching) and Eric Farris (infield/base running) to Triple-A coaching staff
January 23, 2023

TACOMA, WA (1/23/23) – John Russell, a former MLB catcher/outfielder and field manager, has been named Tacoma Rainiers manager for 2023 by the Seattle Mariners. Russell, 62, becomes the 12th skipper of the club in the “Rainiers” era and Seattle affiliation (since 1995), and brings a wealth of experience at

Tacoma Rainiers announce 2023 schedule 

75 home games at Cheney Stadium; Rainiers home opener is April 4 vs. Reno
September 1, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/1/22) – The Pacific Coast League has released its 2023 Championship Schedule, and the circuit will once again play 150 regular season games (as in 2022). The home schedule for the Tacoma Rainiers (75 home games) will begin with a Tuesday, April 4 contest against the Reno Aces,

2022 season wraps with loss at Reno

Rainiers Forrest Wall (SB), Darren McCaughan (SO, IP) and Nick Ramirez (saves) lead the PCL in 2022
September 28, 2022

Reno, NV (9/28/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-78) were dealt a season-ending 11-1 defeat by the Reno Aces (85-63) Wednesday afternoon at Greater Nevada Field, and were swept in the three-game series. Winners of the Pacific Coast League’s Western Division, Reno will face El Paso for the PCL Championship on

Reno tops Tacoma 7-2 on season’s second to last day

Jake Anchia (TAC): First Triple-A hit (double, run)
September 27, 2022

Reno, NV (9/27/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-77) dropped the penultimate game of their season by a 7-2 score on Tuesday night to the Reno Aces (83-63). Despite the defeat, the Rainiers are still 34-26 after the All-Star Break, and 42-33 during the season’s second half. The 2022 campaign will

Rainiers drop rare road trip opener at Reno

RHP Darren McCaughan (TAC): Leads PCL in strikeouts (141)
September 26, 2022

Reno, NV (9/26/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-76) lost for only the second time in 11 road trip openers this season on Monday night, dropping the first of their final series to the Reno Aces (83-63) by a 7-2 final score. Just two games remain in 2022. Reno broke open

Rainiers win 2022 home finale 5-4, series 4-2 over Round Rock

Forrest Wall: Second 50-stolen base season in Tacoma Triple-A history (since 1960)
September 25, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/25/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-75) won their 2022 home finale 5-4 over the Round Rock Express (77-70) on Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium, taking four of six during the weeklong series. Four of the six games were decided by one run (two wins apiece). Tacoma is now

“La Familia” drops penultimate game of home schedule, 7-6

Forrest Wall (49 SB) is one shy of the second 50-steal season in Tacoma’s Triple-A history
September 25, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/24/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (71-75) had their three-game win streak snapped on Saturday evening, with a 7-6 loss to the Round Rock Express (77-69). Tacoma still leads the weeklong series 3-2, heading into the 2022 home finale at Cheney Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Rainiers will need

Surging Rainiers beat Round Rock 4-1, improve to 13-7 in September

Tacoma is 33-23 post-break, 41-30 second half
September 24, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/23/22) – With five games remaining in the Triple-A season, the Tacoma Rainiers (71-74) still have a shot at .500, after dispatching the Round Rock Express (76-69) by a 4-1 final on Friday night at Cheney Stadium. The Rainiers have won three straight and lead the series 3-1,

Rainiers grind Express to a halt, 10-1

Mason McCoy achieves 20/20 season with a first inning homer
September 23, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/22/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (70-74) pulled ahead of the Round Rock Express (76-68) 2-1 in the clubs’ weeklong series, with a 10-1 victory Thursday night at Cheney Stadium. Three home games and road games remain in the 2022 season, and the Rainiers will need to go 5-1

I’M DREW (DA BA DEE): Ellis walk-off slam wins it for Rainiers

Tacoma solo HR: McCoy (19), Green (18), Marlowe (1st in Triple-A)
September 22, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/21/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (69-74) delivered a walk-off win to the home fans at Cheney Stadium for the ninth time this season on Wednesday, when Drew Ellis torched an 0-2 pitch to the left field alley and over the wall down three runs with the bases loaded

Rainiers begin final homestand with extra inning thriller

RHP Darren McCaughan (TAC): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
September 21, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/20/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (68-74) dropped an 11-inning defensive struggle to the Round Rock Express (76-66) on Tuesday night, to open the final six-game homestand of the 2022 season at Cheney Stadium. The visiting Texas Rangers affiliate eked out a 3-2 victory. Round Rock took a 2-0

Six (homers) in Sin City: Rainiers roll by Las Vegas 19-9 in series finale

3B Erick Mejia (TAC): 3 hits, grand slam, 5 RBI
September 18, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (9/18/22) – Erick Mejia’s first inning grand slam set the tone on Sunday afternoon, and the Tacoma Rainiers (68-73) accumulated season-highs in runs, home runs (six) and equaled a season-high with 11 extra-base hits (five doubles). It all added up to a 19-9 victory over the Las

Take offense: Rainiers rip four 400-foot homers in classic Vegas affair, win 12-11

RF Jarred Kelenic (TAC): 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 runs, BB | SS Kevin Smith (LV): 5-for-5, hit for the cycle (2 HR, 5 runs, 3 RBI)
September 18, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (9/17/22) – On a night where the clubs combined for 35 hits and eight home runs, the Tacoma Rainiers (67-73) clinched a winning 12-game road trip (7-4) and no worse than a six-game series split (3-2), by outlasting the Las Vegas Aviators (69-71) 12-11 on Saturday night.

Las Vegas triples up Tacoma on Friday, 9-3

SS Dylan Moore (TAC): 1-for-4, run, SB (MLB rehab assignment)
September 17, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (9/16/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (66-73) saw their series against the Las Vegas Aviators (69-70) evened at two games apiece, and slipped to 6-4 on this 12-game road trip after a 9-3 setback on Friday night. Tacoma took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, when the

Aviators fly by Rainiers late despite two Kelenic homers

CF Jarred Kelenic (TAC): 3-for-4, 2 HR (17), double, 3 RBI
September 16, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (9/15/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (66-72) hit four home runs on Thursday night, but slipped to 6-3 on this 12-game road trip by losing 7-5 to the Las Vegas Aviators (68-70). All Rainiers runs on the evening were via longball, but Vegas scored the final five of

Tacoma wins 8-7 on Torrens’s torrential night (4-for-4, HR, BB, 3 RBI) 

Rainiers have won three straight 1-run games on road trip
September 15, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (9/14/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (66-71) improved to 6-2 on this 12-game road trip Wednesday night, their 8-7 victory over the Las Vegas Aviators (67-70) making them 2-0 in this series on identical final scores. Tacoma now has a trio of one-run wins on the trip. In

Tacoma outlasts Vegas 8-7 on Tuesday 

Rainiers rack second one-run win of road trip
September 14, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (9/13/22) – Mason McCoy’s mammoth two-run homer to left field in the seventh inning Tuesday night at Las Vegas Ballpark proved to be the game-winner, as the Tacoma Rainiers (65-71) improved to 5-2 on this 12-game road trip, with a see-saw 8-7 victory over the Las Vegas

Rainiers drop Sunday finale in OKC after securing series win

Tacoma continues 12-game road trip Tuesday at Las Vegas
September 11, 2022

Oklahoma City, OK (9/11/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (64-71) stumbled in their series finale against the Oklahoma City Dodgers (75-60) on Sunday, but had already secured a six-game road series win. The 20-5 defeat dropped the Rainiers to .500 on the road this season (33-33). Erick Mejia led off the

Wall Ball: Rainiers beat Dodgers 4-3 through Forrest 

Tacoma has won 4 of 5 and 6 of 8
September 10, 2022

Oklahoma City, OK (9/10/22) – Right fielder Forrest Wall had a pair of two-out RBI base hits on Saturday night, as the Tacoma Rainiers (64-70) improved to 4-1 on this 12-game road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (74-60). Heading into the final meeting of 2022

 Elias leads Tacoma with strong start, R’s win 6-3

RHP Roenis Elias (TAC): 5.0 IP, 4H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
September 9, 2022

Oklahoma City, OK— The Tacoma Rainiers (63-70) took down the first place Oklahoma City Dodgers (74-59) on Friday night with a score of 6-3. Tacoma has now won five of their last seven games dating back to September 2. The Rainiers got started early against RHP Michael Groves. In the

Rainiers can’t quite complete the comeback, fall to OKC 5-4 in extras

Rainiers 3B Erick Mejia: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
September 8, 2022

Oklahoma City, OK— The Tacoma Rainiers (62-70) lost in extra innings to the Oklahoma City Dodgers (74-58) on Thursday night with the final score 5-4. The Rainiers lead in the overall head-to-head matchup (5-4) and currently lead the series two games to one. LHP Nick Margevicius made his second spot

Rainiers’ third inning eruption fuels 6-1 win at OKC

RHP Konner Wade (TAC): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
September 7, 2022

Oklahoma City, OK (9/7/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (62-69) have won four of five and are 2-0 to begin this 12-game road trip, after dispatching the Oklahoma City Dodgers (73-58) by a 6-1 final score on Wednesday afternoon. Tacoma is 5-3 against the PCL East Division leaders this season. For

Tacoma opens 12-game trip with 7-3 win at OKC

Rainiers have homered in 15 consecutive games (season-high)
September 6, 2022

Oklahoma City, OK (9/6/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (61-69) never trailed in the series opener on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Dodgers (73-57), and improved to 9-1 in road trip-opening games this season with a 7-3 victory at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark over the PCL East Division leaders. The clubs played

Cats sneak by Tacoma 2-1 on Sunday

RHP Darren McCaughan (TAC): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
September 4, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/4/22) –The Tacoma Rainiers (60-69) split their weeklong home series at three games apiece with the Sacramento River Cats (58-71), after suffering a 2-1 setback on Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium. The clubs combined for only nine total hits in the low-scoring affair. Yermin Mercedes doubled and stole

Rainiers rope four homers, roll past River Cats

DH Kyle Lewis (TAC): 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB
September 3, 2022

Tacoma, WA (9/3/22) –The Tacoma Rainiers (60-68) hit four home runs in the first two innings on Saturday at Cheney Stadium, and with a 10-5 win cruised to a 3-2 series lead over the Sacramento River Cats (57-71) with a game to go in this weeklong series. Tacoma is 14-9