TRIPLE-A — TACOMA RAINIERS. RECAP: 3B Kevin Padlo, CF Luis Liberato and RF Dillon Thomas combined to drive in all 7 runs as Tacoma defeated El Paso 7–2 on Monday night. Padlo (3x4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB) led the team with 3 hits and 3 RBI, including hitting his 7th home run with a 2-run blast with 0 out in the 6th inning. Liberato (2x5, 2B, 2 RBI), Thomas (1x3, R, 2 RBI, BB), LF Jose Marmolejos (1x5, R, 2B), C Brian O’Keefe (1x3, R, 2 BB) and SS Jack Reinheimer (1x4) each collected at least 1 of the team’s 10 hits. Starter Darin Gillies (2.0,1,0,0,1,0) allowed only 1 hit while walking 1 over 2.0 scoreless innings, but did not factor into the decision. RH Penn Murfee (1.0,1,0,0,0,1), RH Matt Festa (2.0,3,0,0,0,3), LH Aaron Fletcher (2.0,4,0,0,1,0), RH Jimmy Yacabonis (1.0,2,2,2,0,1,HR) and RH Justin Grimm (1.0,0,0,0,1,3) combined to allow 2 runs on 10 hits while walking 2 and striking out 8 over 7.0 innings in relief. Festa improved to 4–0 on the season with the win, tossing a scoreless 4th and 5th innings.