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Sacramento River Cats’ Casey Kelly Keeps Dorados Close But Game Slips Away Late

Sands, Gomez each collect two hits in 6-2 loss 

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA — Right-hander Casey Kelly allowed just one earned run in six and a third innings but the Sacramento River Cats (43-59) dropped game one of the series 6-2 to the Omaha Storm Chasers (45-56).

Kelly made it four consecutive games pitching at least six innings with his solid outing on Tuesday, and if it weren’t for the three runs that scored in the second inning, two of which were unearned, he had a shot at a third win in his last four outings.

The River Cats got within a run when first baseman Jerry Sands scored on shortstop Orlando Calixte’s groundout. But Sacramento failed to reach base in the final two frames while the bullpen surrendered a trio of additional runs.

Among the club’s seven baserunners on Tuesday were two hits from Sands, as well as two from second baseman Miguel Gomez.

Right-hander Shaun Anderson (0-0, 3.60) will be making his Raley Field debut on Wednesday after his Triple-A introduction last week in Fresno. The Storm Chasers will counter with righty Trevor Oaks (6-4, 2.12). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Hold On In Series Opener With El Paso Chihuahuas

Blanco comes off bench for two clutch hits in 6-5 win 

EL PASO, TX — Outfielder Gregor Blanco’s two run-scoring singles proved to be crucial in a narrow 6-5 win for the Sacramento River Cats (43-56) over the El Paso Chihuahuas (52-47).

Blanco entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and promptly extended the team’s lead to 4-2 with an opposite-field single. He stayed in the game to play left field and blooped another single into center to plate his second run of the game — which turned out to be the game-winning run.

River Cats starter Chris Stratton was solid in six frames as he struck out 10 Chihuahuas hitters while allowing just two runs on six hits and three walks.

Chris Shaw’s third-inning two-run shot was his 19th home run of the season, pushing him one past the 18 he hit last season with the River Cats in 360 plate appearances. This year, it took him 311 trips to the plate to hit 19.

 First baseman Jerry Sands, with the club attempting to execute a hit-and-run play, stole the team’s first base since July 5. Sacramento is fifth in the Pacific Coast League with 70 stolen bases as a team.

In game two of this series, the River Cats will welcome back right-hander Tyler Herb (1-1, 5.59), who missed 80 games on the disabled list. The Chihuahuas will go with undefeated righty Brett Kennedy (8-0, 2.65). First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations