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San Francisco Giants Return To Raley Field in 2018

Sacramento River Cats to host exhibition game with major league affiliate Saturday, March 24

West Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento River Cats are excited to announce the return of the San Francisco Giants to Raley Field for the second ever Exhibition Game between the River Cats and Giants. The game is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 of next year at Raley Field.

“Returning to Raley Field is something we’ve wanted to do since making our first trip to Sacramento in 2016,” said Giants President & CEO Larry Baer. “Our partnership with the River Cats and our shared fanbase in the Sacramento region have both grown stronger over the last three seasons and this is another opportunity for us to participate in that community.”

The first River Cats and Giants Exhibition Game took place at Raley Field in March of 2016. The game, which was played in front of a sellout crowd and also televised locally, was a major success on every level.

“The fan reaction in 2016 exceeded even our expectations and we knew we needed to host the Giants again,” explained River Cats General Manager Chip Maxson. “The opportunity to see the Giants of the future alongside your favorite San Francisco Giants in an intimate setting like Raley Field is unlike any other experience.”

In 2016, fans were treated to such Giants as three-time World Champion Buster Posey, Gold Glove winner Brandon Crawford, and two-time All-Star Johnny Cueto. They took the field against River Cats favorites, including Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson, and Ryan Lollis.

The 2018 River Cats versus Giants Exhibition Game is scheduled for Saturday, March 24. Currently, the only way fans are able to guarantee tickets for the Exhibition Game is to become a River Cats Season Ticket Member or to renew a current membership. More information on the membership program can be found at rivercats.com, by emailing tickets@rivercats.com, or by calling 916-371-HITS.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Raley Field Goes Black And Orange In First Ever River Cats, Giants Exhibition Game

Photos by Shawn Jonas

Big League club plays its stars, goes back to Bay Area 8-4 winners

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The fans painted it black and orange at Raley Field Wednesday night, as the Sacramento River Cats hosted their major league affiliate in the first ever Exhibition Game between the River Cats and San Francisco Giants. In front of a sellout crowd, the River Cats fell 8-4 to their big league rivals.

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The orange and black wasn’t just present in the stands, as the River Cats used the historic game to debut their all-new orange Sactown jerseys. These jerseys – which feature both the Tower and Golden Gate bridges – will be worn at all Friday home games starting this season. The Giants brought the black with their solid black 2016 Spring Training jerseys.

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It was more than just matching colors on display, though, as the Giants put out a lineup that closely resembles what fans can expect in San Francisco on Opening Day. Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Sergio Romo, and more headlined the Giants Exhibition lineup. Posey, Crawford, and Belt each hit a home run and combined to go 5-for-10 with four runs scored and five RBIs.

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On the mound for the Giants it was Johnny Cueto, George Kontos, Sergio Romo, and Santiago Casilla. Cueto picked up his second win of the spring while Romo and Casilla combined for a perfect eighth and ninth inning.

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Opposite them, the River Cats introduced Sacramento to their 2016 roster, including fan favorites Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson. Newcomers Gorkys Hernandez and Hak-Ju Lee were impressive in their Sacramento debut, as well. Hernandez was just 1-for-4, but was aggressive on the base paths and nearly made an incredible catch, almost robbing Belt of a home run to straight-away center. Lee set the pace for the offense, launching a two-run home run to start the scoring for the night and reaching base three times.

Chris Stratton got the nod for Sacramento, making his first start at Raley Field since September 4, when he struck out eight in six innings of work. He went four innings and allowed four runs on seven hits in tonight’s game. Stratton was followed by lefty Matt Lujan, who went the rest of the way for Sacramento and surrendered four runs on six hits.

The River Cats are back in action on Thursday, April 7 as they travel to Salt Lake to open their season against the Bees. The home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 15, also against the Bees.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats, San Francisco Giants Exhibition Game Tickets On Sale March 6

Advance tickets available with purchase of various ticket packages

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento River Cats are excited to announce the official on-sale date for tickets to the March 30 Exhibition Game between the River Cats and three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Sunday, March 6 at the River Cats’ Preseason Party and official Ticket Office opening.

An exclusive presale will be made available to River Cats Season Ticket and Mini Plan members. For more information, please visit rivercats.com, send an email to tickets@rivercats.com, or call the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487).

Sunday, March 6 is the official opening of the Raley Field Ticket Office as well as the River Cats’ Preseason Party. Fans are invited to Raley Field to enjoy a day at the park, including free ballpark snacks, clubhouse tours, batting practice, ticket/seat selection, and more.
March 30’s contest will be the first between the River Cats and Giants. The game will allow local fans an opportunity to see not just their favorite River Cats players, but also current members of the three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants. Three-time All-Star Buster Posey and World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner are expected to take the field alongside fan-favorite Hunter Pence and Gold Glove winner Brandon Crawford.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

The San Francisco Giants Shutout The Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0

March 15, 2015 11:04 PM PT

Scottsdale, ArizonaTim Hudson went 1 1/3 innings, faced eight batters, and allowed five batters to reach base. With all that said he didn’t give up a run to the Diamondbacks . San Francisco Giants shutout the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Sunday.

The World Champions Giants, finally got a win. They only had one win in it’s last 10 games.

Diamondbacks Archie Bradley also struggled. He allowed two runs and six hits through three innings of work. He struck out two and didn’t issue a walk.

 Ehire Adrianza had two hits and an RBI for the Giants. Matt Duffy hit an RBI tripleBrandon Crawford added a hit and scored a run. He played at shortstop. Juan Perez added two hits, including a double.

Ex-Giant Cody Ross had two hits for the Diamondbacks.

San Franciscos’ Center fielder Gary Brown threw  a runner  out at the plate in the first inning keeping the game scoreless.

Hudson:  “I need to work on release-point stuff, mechanical stuff,” he said. “The plate is moving around on me, but that will get better. From a workload standpoint I’m ahead of where I thought I might be. I didn’t think I would be out this early, but I am. You can’t look at numbers and say too much. The World Series MVP (Bumgarner) has given up a run this spring, ” Hudson added.

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ARI        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  8   0
SF           0  1  1  0  0  0  1  2  X  5 11 0


Roster Moves

Giants: San Francisco is moving OF Norichika Aoki to left field and will use Gregor Blanco or Juan Perez in right until Hunter Pence returns from injury.

Diamondbacks: Arizona released OF Ben Francisco and reassigned RHP Blake Beaven, RHP Aaron Blair, RHP Justin Marks, C Matt Pognozzi, RHP Braden Shipley and C Mark Thomas to minor league camp. LHPs Vidal Nuno and Andrew Chafin are no longer being considered for the starting rotation but remain in the bullpen mix.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: RHP Tim Lincecum (neck) will miss his next scheduled start. He will pitch again on March 21.“I can’t force the issue,” he said. “It’s not the time to be a hero and try to power through it.”

Hunter Pence (broken right forearm) had his cast replaced. He will wear one for a month.

Diamondbacks: RHP Addison Reed (shoulder soreness) continues to throw bullpen sessions as he works himself into condition to open the season on time.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Randall Delgado starts Monday against the Chicago White Sox.

Giants: RHP Chris Stratton starts Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. San Francisco reliever Sergio Romo is also expected to make his spring debut.