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Aviators beat Tacoma in rain-shortened game

TACOMA, Wash. — Right-hander Tanner Anderson scattered four hits Wednesday in a game shortened to five innings because of rain as the Aviators topped the Tacoma Rainiers 3-0 in Pacific Coast League play at Cheney Stadium.

Anderson (6-4) went the distance, allowing five walks and striking out one.

He was effective wriggling out of trouble, stranding eight runners and gettingTacoma (47-50) to hit into a pair of double plays.

Sheldon Neuse in the first inning and Jorge Mateo in the fourth delivered run-scoring doubles for the Aviators (56-41).

Mark Payton also drove in a run with an RBI single in the fourth.

Nick Martini and Neuse each had two hits for the Aviators.

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