Billings pitches River Cats past 'Hawks

Athletics farmhand fans eight over seven scoreless innings

Bruce Billings has won four of his last five starts for Sacramento. (Kenny Karst/MiLB.com)

By MiLB.com Staff | May 18, 2013 10:25 PM ET

Bruce Billings matched a season high with eight strikeouts and gave up three hits over seven scoreless innings Saturday night as Sacramento defeated visiting Oklahoma City, 6-3.

Billings improved to 4-2 while lowering his ERA to 4.97 in his longest start of the year.

Michael Taylor was 2-for-3 with a run scored for the River Cats and A's No. 3 prospect Michael Choice lifted a sacrifice fly for his 32nd RBI.

Brett Wallace slugged a three-run homer for the RedHawks.

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Andrew Brown homered, tripled, drove in four runs and scored three times to lead Las Vegas to a 9-4 triumph over Omaha.

Brown raised his batting average to .374, which ranks fourth in the Pacific Coast League. Zach Lutz chipped in three RBIs and Mets No. 7 prospect Wilmer Flores reached base twice and scored two runs for the 51s.

Major League veteran Xavier Nady hit his sixth homer of the season and first since April 28 for the Storm Chasers.

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Randall Delgado allowed an unearned run on five hits while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings for his first win of the season as Reno shut down Albuquerque, 5-1.

D-backs No. 6 prospect Chris Owings was 2-for-5 with two runs scored for the Aces, while Kila Ka'aihue smacked a two-run double to give him a team-leading 42 RBIs.

Rusty Ryal had two hits against his former team for the Isotopes.

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Bryan Anderson slugged a pair of two-run homers to power Charlotte to an 11-6 win over Buffalo.

Jordan Danks went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while rehabbing Gordon Beckham reached base three times and scored three runs for the Knights.

Andy LaRoche drove in a pair of runs for the Bisons.

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

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