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Sacramento River Cats Extend Winning Streak To Season-High Five

Adames homers, reaches base four times in 9-1 win

FRESNO, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (56-47) cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (52-51) on Wednesday night thanks to six late-inning runs.

The club won their season-high fifth straight game to extend their Pacific Northern Division lead to four games – the largest margin it has been all year. Third baseman Cristhian Adames reached base four times and was retired for the first time in the ballgame during the ninth inning. He launched his fourth home run of the season while also adding a double, a single, and a walk to raise his batting average to .316.

Right-hander Yoanys Quiala tossed five one-hit innings and a trio of left-handers came out of the bullpen to pitch four scoreless frames as the Sacramento pitching staff combined to allow a season-low two hits. 

Right-hander Dereck Rodriguez (2-0, 5.40) is set to make the start Thursday night as the River Cats go for their second series sweep of this road trip. The Grizzlies will counter with fellow righty Wil Crowe (0-0, 3.38). 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, on Money 105.5 FM (PT).

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Defeat Salt Lake Bees 8-5

Peña, Michael and Gerber all go yard in 8-5 victory

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Sacramento River Cats (51-46) leaned on a trio of home runs and some new faces out of the bullpen to defeat the Salt Lake Bees (41-56) 8-5 and secure a series victory in Salt Lake City.

River Cats starter Yoanys Quiala turned in a solid performance Wednesday night to pick up his team leading fifth win of the season. The right-hander tossed six innings and allowed four earned runs on eight hits while fanning seven batters. Lefty Travis Bergen, who rejoined the club today on a Major League rehab assignment, and recently added right-hander Sam Wolff worked final three innings, scattering four hits and allowing just an unearned run while striking out four batters. Wolff picked up his first Triple-A save in his River Cats debut. 

Three homers did much of the heavy lifting for the River Cats’ offense on Wednesday night. The first came in the second inning when Francisco Peña smacked his eighth homer of the year. Then in the seventh, with the game knotted up at four, the River Cats struck again with a solo blast from Levi Michael and a two-run jack from Mike Gerber. The 8-5 win, combined with a loss from the Fresno Grizzlies, gives the River Cats a three game advantage in the Pacific Northern division.

Sacramento will try to win four of five as the take on Salt Lake tomorrow night in the series finale. Right-hander Brandon Beachy (0-0, No ERA) will make his first career start for the River Cats as he continues his journey back to the big leagues. Salt Lake will give lefty Patrick Sandoval (3-4, 7.71) the nod. 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, on Money 105.5 FM (PT).

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Stumble As Series Evens With Grizzlies

Ramos, Michael homer in 11-6 loss to division rival

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (47-44) fell 11-6 on Friday night to the Fresno Grizzlies (47-45) as their division rival crept to just a half game back in the Pacific Northern division standings.

The Grizzlies got to starting pitcher Yoanys Quiala early, plating 10 runs in the first five innings to put the ballgame well out of reach. Though the River Cats made things interesting in the seventh as two runs came home with a pair of bases loaded walk, back-to-back strikeouts left the bases juiced and ended the threat.

Outfielder Henry Ramos and second baseman Levi Michael each homered and drew a walk to lead the Sacramento offense, while the bullpen was solid with just one unearned run to their name. 

Lefty Conner Menez (1-0, 4.25) will get the ball as the River Cats look to avoid falling a half game back of the Grizzlies, who will counter with their own left-handed prospect in Ben Braymer (0-1, 8.79). First pitch is set for 7:07 p.m. (PT). Watch the game live on the CW-31 (KMAX). Or listen live to all of the action online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Forge Comeback But Fall Late To Aces

Shaw, Garcia each homer as team crawls back from five-run deficit

West Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (44-42) trailed 5-0 after two innings but made a ballgame out of it on Independence Day, though it was the Reno Aces (38-48) coming out on top 6-5.

River Cats starter Yoanys Quiala had a rough first inning, which lasted more than 30 pitches and resulted in four runs for the Aces. They’d add another run on a solo homer in the second inning, but it would be the River Cats who’d score the next five runs to execute a successful comeback.

Chris Shaw launched a three-run homer, his eighth of the year, in the sixth inning to cut the lead down to just two. And then after a seventh-inning RBI groundout from Henry Ramos brought the River Cats within one, first baseman Aramis Garcia made it a brand new ballgame with this 12th home run of the season. Unfortunately, Reno would scratch across a run in the bottom half of the eighth and hold off Sacramento in the ninth.

Right-hander Dereck Rodriguez (1-0, 3.52) will be making his first start for the River Cats since being optioned from San Francisco on July 1, while the Aces are sending righty Taylor Widener (6-4, 7.85) to the bump. 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, on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Quiala Shines As Sacramento River Cats Return Home With Victory

Right-hander strikes out career-high nine in seven scoreless innings

West Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (41-40) began their five-game home series with the Albuquerque Isotopes (34-48) on a winning note, taking the opener 6-1 on the back of starting pitcher Yoanys Quiala.

The Cuban right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out a career-high nine batters. For Quiala, his previous mark of eight had been set on four occasions dating back to 2016.

The offense entered tonight’s contest with 24 home runs in eight games against the Isotopes and continued that trend with two more on Saturday night. Outfielder Mike Gerber launched his 16th of the year in the first inning and third baseman Zach Green plunked one off the batter’s eye in the second for his team-leading 18th. Green’s hot streak gives him an astounding seven home runs in his last nine games.

The Dorados de Sacramento are back on the field Sunday afternoon and it’ll be left-hander Ty Blach (2-4, 6.38) making his 14th start of the season. On the mound for the Mariachis de Nuevo México will be right-hander Jeff Hoffman (4-3, 7.52). First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Dominate New Orleans Baby Cakes In Series Opener

Sacramento clubs four homers in 10-0 rout of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louis. — The Sacramento River Cats (31-30) won their third straight ball game Friday night, taking down the New Orleans Baby Cakes (34-28) 10-0 behind a balanced offensive attack and stellar performance from starter Yoanys Quiala

Right-hander Quiala turned in his best outing of the year for the River Cats, tossing six shutout innings and allowing just five baserunners while striking out four Baby Cakes’ hitters. Ray Black, Sam Coonrod and Williams Jerez relieved Quiala, throwing a scoreless inning apiece to finish off the third shutout of the River Cats’ season.

Sacramento was relentless on offense, scoring 10 runs on 13 hits including four home runs. The onslaught began right away, as Henry Ramos sent the first pitch of the game onto the right-centerfield berm. Chris Shaw would follow a few batters later with a two-run blast to center – his first home run of the year for the River Cats. Catcher Ronnie Freeman added a two-run shot in the sixth, and second baseman Levi Michael joined the party in eighth with perhaps the longest home run of the day, a mammoth shot to dead center. Sacramento would add two more in the ninth to win 10-0.   

The River Cats will look to extend their winning-streak to four tomorrow evening behind lefty Ty Blach (2-2, 5.54). The Baby Cakes will counter with right-hander Elieser Hernandez (3-1, 1.42). First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, or on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations