TACOMA, Wash. — Xavier Nady’s two-out single scored the winning run in the 10th inning Monday night, and the Tacoma Rainiers trimmed the Oklahoma City RedHawks 9-8 in Pacific Coast League baseball before 2,245 fans at Cheney Stadium.
Tacoma won its third consecutive game over Oklahoma City, all coming in extra innings. On Monday night, the Rainiers (36-41) overcame a power burst by Oklahoma City (42-37), which hit five home runs, three doubles and a triple.
The RedHawks pitching staff failed to hold 3-0, 4-2 and 8-4 leads. Tacoma scored six times on reliever Rudy Owens to force extra innings. Oklahoma City closer Jason Stouffel threw two innings, allowed three hits and uncorked two wild pitches — one that allowed Xavier Avery to reach third base in the 10th inning.
Avery scored on Nady’s only hit in six plate appearances.
L.J. Hoes, Domingo Santana, Marc Krauss, Gregorio Petit and Matt Duffy all homered for the RedHawks. All but Duffy’s seventh homer of the season came off Tacoma starter James Gillheeney. He also surrendered a double to Enrique Hernandez and a triple to Max Stassi.
The teams combined for 31 hits. Tacoma had 17, including four from Michael Saunders and three to Chris Taylor.
The teams wrap up the four-game series at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday. Oklahoma City will have Wednesday off, before starting a four-game homestand at 7:05 p.m. Thursday against division-leading Omaha at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.