Bats Stay Hot as Isotopes Defeat River Cats

By Albuquerque Isotopes | June 18, 2017 1:04 AM ET

Ryan McMahon, Noel Cuevas and Daniel Castro each recorded three hits as the Isotopes (34-34) defeated the Sacramento River Cats (26-41), 8-4, at Raley Field on Saturday. The win brings the Isotopes back to the .500 mark on the season.

McMahon extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his three hits. The 22-year-old also knocked home two runs on the evening for the Isotopes.

Cuevas compiled two separate RBI triples, finishing the night 3-for-5 with three RBI. Cuevas now leads the Pacific Coast League with eight triples on the season.

Castro's performance was his 12th multi-hit game of the year and the fourth time the infielder has recorded three hits in a game in 2017.

On the mound, Isotopes starter Harrison Musgrave had his best outing of the season. The southpaw allowed just two runs over his six innings on the mound, matching his longest performance of the season.

James Farris followed Musgrave out of the bullpen, allowing two runs over his 2.0 innings on the mound.

Albuquerque reliever Austin finished the game off, shutting down the River Cats in the ninth inning.

The Isotopes and River Cats are back in action Sunday afternoon from Raley Field when Rockies starter Tyler Anderson will make a rehab appearance for the Isotopes. First pitch from Sacramento is set for 2:05 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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