Missed opportunities doom 51s in defeat

Sean White pitched in and out of trouble for six innings Saturday night in leading the Tacoma Rainiers to a 6-3 Pacific Coast League victory over the 51s at Cashman Field.

White (5-10) allowed 13 baserunners, on seven hits, five walks and a hit batsman, but only one run — on John-Ford Griffin’s RBI single in the fifth inning.

Griffin added an RBI single off reliever Jared Wells in the ninth, when Las Vegas (50-47) scored its final two runs.

Terry Tiffee went 3-for-5

with a triple and an RBI double for the 51s, who held a 13-11 edge in hits. Despite totaling six extra-base hits, they left 13 runners on base, including 10 in scoring position.

Six players each had an RBI for the Rainiers (47-49), who led 4-0 after two innings. Prentice Redman finished 3-for-5.

Heath Totten (2-2) took the loss, giving up four runs on nine hits and no walks in six innings. He struck out four.

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