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John Russell returns as Rainiers Manager

Former Rainiers player Shawn O’Malley hired as hitting coach, Jairo Cuevas and Eric Farris return to Russell’s staff
January 22, 2024

TACOMA, WA (1/22/24) – The Seattle Mariners have announced that John Russell will return to manage the Tacoma Rainiers in 2024. A former MLB catcher/outfielder and field manager, Russell, 63, is the 12th skipper of the club during the “Rainiers” era and Seattle affiliation (since 1995). 2023 was his first

2024 Rainiers single-game tickets on sale now

Opening Day at Cheney Stadium is Friday, March 29
January 16, 2024

TACOMA, WA (1/16/2024) – With the earliest opening day in Tacoma Rainiers/Cheney Stadium history set for Friday, March 29 (vs. Oklahoma City, 7:05 PT), single-game tickets for that day and all 75 Rainiers home games for the upcoming Pacific Coast League season are now on sale. In 2024, the franchise

Tacoma Rainiers break all-time attendance record

384,498 fans patronized games at Cheney Stadium in 2023
September 25, 2023

TACOMA, WA (9/25/2023) – The Tacoma Rainiers drew 384,498 fans to Cheney Stadium in 2023, a new record amount for any of the 63 seasons of Triple-A baseball in Tacoma. That number surpassed the 378,518 who patronized Cheney Stadium in 2011, the first season of the venerable ballpark’s remodeled configuration.

Rainiers wrap winning season on Sunday

Record 384,498 fans attended games at Cheney Stadium this season
September 24, 2023

Tacoma, WA (9/24/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (77-73) polished off a well-attended season at Cheney Stadium on Sunday, despite an 11-6 loss to the playoff bound Round Rock Express (89-60). The 384,498 fans who attended Rainiers games this season surpassed the 378,518 who patronized Cheney in 2011, the first season

Tacoma remains in playoff hunt with fourth consecutive victory

RHP Darren McCaughan: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 5 K
September 21, 2023

Tacoma, WA (9/20/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (77-69, 40-31) pulled within a game of the Pacific Coast League’s lone second half playoff spot on Wednesday evening, with a 5-2 win over one of the clubs they’re chasing, the Round Rock Express (85-60, 41-30). The Rainiers must win at least three

Rainiers hit two first inning grand slams, win third straight

Ryan Bliss: Second grand slam in six games
September 20, 2023

Tacoma, WA (9/19/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (76-69, 39-31) trailed the Round Rock Express (85-59, 41-29) 5-0 in the first inning of Tuesday’s series opener, led 9-5 after hitting two grand slams in the first, and cruised to a 15-9 win with an 18-hit attack at Cheney Stadium. Tacoma has

Slugging to a series split on Sunday

Rainiers pound season-high 20 hits; 4 players with 3 or more hits
September 17, 2023

Oklahoma City, OK (9/17/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (75-69) won a second straight on Sunday, and did it with 11 runs in consecutive games, to salvage a weeklong series split with the PCL-leading Oklahoma City Dodgers (87-55). Trailing 4-3 in the fifth, the Rainiers tied their biggest inning of 2023,

Rainiers outlast Dodgers in penultimate road game

Tacoma will conclude 12-game trip on Sunday, play final away game of 2023
September 16, 2023

Oklahoma City, OK (9/16/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (74-69) won a rare slugfest in the eastern reaches of the PCL on Saturday, outlasting the league-leading Oklahoma City Dodgers (87-54) by an 11-10 final. In the fifth and sixth innings, Taylor Trammell (2-run, centerfield) and Robbie Tenerowicz (solo, left field) each

6th inning struggles doom Tacoma on Thursday

Rainiers have lost 8 of 10
September 14, 2023

Oklahoma City, OK (9/14/23) – Only two innings were scored in on Thursday, and the Tacoma Rainiers (73-68, 36-30) couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead, losing 4-2 to the Oklahoma City Dodgers (86-53, 36-30). It remained a challenging road trip for Tacoma, now 2-7 with three games remaining on this 12-game

Rainiers reeling on rough road trip

Cade Marlowe: 1-for-4, run
September 13, 2023

Oklahoma City, OK (9/12/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-67, 35-29) dropped to 1-6 on their 12-game road trip Tuesday, with a 5-4, series-opening loss in 11 innings to the Oklahoma City Dodgers (85-52, 35-29). The Rainiers have lost seven of eight overall, and with 11 games to play are seeing

Road woes continue in Salt Lake City

Rainiers are 5-18 in one-run games on the road
September 9, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT (9/9/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-65, 35-27) lost for the fifth time in six games and dropped to 1-4 on this road trip, after being walked off for a second time during their weeklong series with the Salt Lake Bees (63-73, 26-36) on Saturday (5-4 final).

Darren McCaughan becomes Rainiers all-time strikeout leader

McCaughan: Most strikeouts (404) in “Rainiers” history (since 1995), now third in franchise history (since 1960)
September 9, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT (9/8/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-64, 35-26) have dropped four of five overall and three of the first four on this 12-game road trip, after losing 6-2 to the Salt Lake Bees (62-73, 25-36) on Friday night. Despite the struggles, the Rainiers remain just one game

Bliss-ful Thursday

Ryan Bliss: 3-for-3, triple, 2 runs, on base 5x (2 BB)
September 8, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT (9/7/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (72-63, 35-25) snapped a three-game skid with an 8-4 victory over the Salt Lake Bees (61-73, 24-36) on Thursday, and remain one game out of the Pacific Coast League’s second half playoff spot with 15 to play. Round Rock (36-24) snapped

Rainiers drop second game at Salt Lake

Taylor Trammell: 3-for-3, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, on base 5x (2 BB)
September 7, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT (9/6/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (71-63, 34-25) dropped a second straight to begin their weeklong series at the Salt Lake Bees (61-72, 24-35), by a 7-5 final on Wednesday. Tacoma has lost three straight overall, but remain only one game back of the Pacific Coast League’s

Playoff buzz remains around Rainiers despite defeat

Tacoma (34-24) is one game out of PCL’s lone second half postseason spot (17 to play)
September 6, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT (9/5/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (71-62, 34-24) rallied from a five-run deficit on Tuesday, but were ultimately defeated by a ninth inning single, dropping their road trip opener to the Salt Lake Bees (60-72, 23-35) by a 7-6 final. Tacoma’s struggles continue in one-run games on

Schein on:  Rainiers R one game out of first

Jake Scheiner (2-for-3, BB, double, 3 RBI): 105 RBI lead PCL, most for Tacoma since 1997
September 3, 2023

Tacoma, WA (9/2/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (71-60, 34-22) are one game back of the Pacific Coast League’s second half playoff spot with 19 games remaining, following their 5-3 win over the Sugar Land Space Cowboys (51-80, 18-38) Saturday at Cheney Stadium. Tacoma is even in the standings with Las

Rainiers remain in race after another thriller

RF Jarred Kelenic (MLB rehab): 6 innings played, BB in 3 PA
September 2, 2023

Tacoma, WA (9/1/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (70-60, 33-22) ascended to 10 games above .500 overall for the first time this season on Friday night, with a late-inning, 4-2, come-from-behind win over the Sugar Land Space Cowboys (51-79, 18-37). It was Tacoma’s third win in four during this weeklong series,

Thursday Thumpers:  Tacoma takes series lead

DH Jarred Kelenic (MLB rehab): 1-for-3, BB, 2 runs
September 1, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/31/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (69-60, 32-22) pulled back within 2.0 games of the Pacific Coast League’s second half playoff spot, with a 5-3 victory over the Sugar Land Space Cowboys (51-78, 18-36) on Thursday evening at Cheney Stadium. First place Round Rock (34-20) was defeated 4-2 at

Erase Cowboys:  Rainiers hang zero in series opener

Jake Scheiner: RBI double, solo HR (28); leads PCL in HR and RBI (95)
August 30, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/29/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (68-59, 31-21) are back to a season-high nine games over .500 overall, following a 5-0 victory over the Sugar Land Space Cowboys (50-77, 17-35) in Tuesday’s series opener at Cheney Stadium. The Rainiers are 4-3 on this homestand with five games remaining, after

Sunday Scaries:  Tacoma falls in 10

Sam Haggerty: 3-for-4 (2B, 2 R), on-base 5x (BB, HBP)
August 27, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/27/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (67-59, 30-21) had their three-game win streak halted on Sunday afternoon with a 7-6 extra-inning loss to the Las Vegas Aviators (64-61, 30-21). The clubs split their weeklong series at three games apiece; Tacoma has still won 13 of their last 17 home

No Fly Zone:  Rainiers ground Aviators for third straight win

Tacoma HR: Ryan Bliss (4), Taylor Trammell (18)
August 27, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/26/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (67-58, 30-20), climbed back to a season-best nine games above .500 overall on Saturday, with a 9-6 win over the Las Vegas Aviators (63-61, 29-21) at Cheney Stadium. Tacoma has won three straight, 13 of 16 at home, and is two games back

SEVY SLAM:  7th inning granny seals it

Pedro Severino: 3-for-4, double, grand slam, 5 RBI, 2 R
August 26, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/25/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (66-58, 29-20) out-slugged the Las Vegas Aviators (63-60, 29-20) by a 10-4 final on Friday night at Cheney Stadium (series tied 2-2). The victory was Tacoma’s 12th in their last 15 home games, and the Rainiers are now even with Las Vegas in

Rainiers cruise past Aviators on Thursday

Tacoma is 14-4 with Tommy Milone on the mound (6.0 IP, 2 H, ER)
August 25, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/24/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (65-58, 28-20) snapped a three-game skid on Thursday night, with a 5-1 win over the Las Vegas Aviators (63-59, 29-19). Tacoma has won 11 of 14 at home, with nine games remaining on this Cheney Stadium fortnight homestand (through September 3). Las Vegas

Vegas hangs on after R late rally

Cooper Hummel: 2 hits, 2-run HR (5)
August 24, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/23/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (64-58, 27-20) suffered a third straight defeat on Wednesday at Cheney Stadium, and have lost consecutive 5-3 games to the Las Vegas Aviators (63-58, 29-18) to open this homestand. Tyler Wade (sac fly) and Cody Thomas (RBI single) drove in runs in the

Aviators land series opener on Tuesday

Jake Scheiner: 3-for-4
August 23, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/22/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (64-57, 27-19) lost for just the second time in their last 12 home games, succumbing to the Las Vegas Aviators (62-58, 28-18) by a 5-3 final score in Tuesday’s series opener. Tacoma has lost consecutive games for the first time since August 2-3