DES MOINES, IA - The Iowa Cubs (56-59) defeated the Sacramento River Cats (49-68) 2-1, Thursday at Principal Park. Jen-Ho Tseng (5-1) tossed a gem, allowing just one run over seven innings en route to the win. The victory marked Iowa's sixth straight come-from-behind win.
The I-Cubs were out-hit by the River Cats 10-6, but they strung together enough offense to grab the win. Sacramento got the scoring started in the fourth inning when Chris Shaw went deep for his 14th home run of the season. It was the only run Tseng would allow.
Iowa was held hitless until the fourth inning when Jemile Weeks and Taylor Davis both singled to get the bats going, though Iowa was held off the board until the fifth. Jacob Hannemann led off with a single, stole second and took third on a fly out by Chesny Young. Tseng then doubled in Hannemann for his first Triple-A hit and the first RBI of his professional career. Weeks drove in the eventual winning run on a sacrifice fly later in the inning.
Tseng was dominant, throwing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing eight hits and one walk, while whiffing five. Justin Hancock and Dillon Maples carried the relief effort, closing the door on the River Cats. Hancock went 1.1 innings, allowing two hits and one walk, while striking out one. Dillon Maples got the final two outs and fanned one.
Iowa hits the road for a four-game set at Omaha before returning to Principal Park for six games in four days against Colorado Springs beginning August 15. For more information or tickets, visit www.iowacubs.com.
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