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Tacos shelled 8-6 (10) by Sacramento in series-opener

Carter Kieboom extends hit streak to 10 games
July 23, 2019

Fresno, California (Tuesday, July 23) - The Fresno Tacos (52-50) crumbled to the Sacramento River Cats (55-47) 8-6 in 10 innings from Chukchansi Park. Despite tying the game in the ninth, a four-run 10th was too much for the Tacos to overcome. Derek Self (4-2) suffered the decision while Jandel

Fresno, California (Tuesday, July 23) - The Fresno Tacos (52-50) crumbled to the Sacramento River Cats (55-47) 8-6 in 10 innings from Chukchansi Park. Despite tying the game in the ninth, a four-run 10th was too much for the Tacos to overcome. Derek Self (4-2) suffered the decision while Jandel Gustave (2-2) received the victory. Ray Black earned his first save of the year for the River Cats.
Fresno whacked 15 hits with six batters notching multi-knock affairs. Matt Reynolds, José Marmolejos and Taylor Gushue rocketed homers. Gushue's two-run blast came in the 10th with the Tacos down four. Brandon Snyder and Carter Kieboom each collected three hits with Kieboom lengthening his hit streak to 10 games. Snyder's single also knotted the score at four in the ninth. Jake Noll added a pair of hits as well in the loss. All six players mentioned have multi-knocks in consecutive contests.
Mike Gerber, Francisco Peña and Joey Rickard all went deep for Sacramento. Pena and Rickard's longballs were a part of the four-run 10th. Abiatal Avelino and Chris Shaw mustered a pair of hits in the triumph. The River Cats lead the Pacific Northern Division by three games with 38 to play.  
Top Performers: Fresno Tacos (Washington Nationals)
• C Taylor Gushue (3-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB)
• SS Carter Kieboom (3-5, RBI, R)
• 3B Brandon Snyder (3-5, RBI, R)
• LF Jose Marmolejos (2-5, HR, RBI, R)
• 2B/RF Matt Reynolds (2-6, HR, RBI, R)
Top Performers: Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants)
• CF Mike Gerber (3-5, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R)
• SS Abiatal Avelino (2-5, RBI, 2 R, SB)
• LF Joey Rickard (1-5, HR, 2 RBI, R)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: Every game (six) played at Chukchansi Park in 2019 between the River Cats and Grizzlies/Tacos have not gone the regulated nine innings. Two rainouts forced seven-inning doubleheaders on May 17th and 19th. The last two contests have gone to extras, both 10 frames (May 20 and July 23). Fresno is 2-4 in those games.