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Beede, Hill lift River Cats over Redbirds

Offense racks up 12 hits to propel Beede to his third win
May 24, 2017

The Sacramento River Cats (17-27) got strong performances from starter Tyler Beede and a rehabbing Aaron Hill in their 6-2 victory over the Memphis Redbirds (28-18).

The Sacramento River Cats (17-27) got strong performances from starter Tyler Beede and a rehabbing Aaron Hill in their 6-2 victory over the Memphis Redbirds (28-18).

Hill got things started for the home side in the first, smacking a two-run triple to center field and came in to score one batter later thanks to a Ryder Jones sacrifice fly.
Leadoff man Kelby Tomlinson collected three of the team's 12 hits, knocked in two runs, and accounted for one of four multi-hit nights by the River Cats. Sacramento starter Tyler Beede kept Memphis in check over his 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out two and walking three.
Sacramento has now won 10 of their 17 games this season against the top four teams in the Pacific Coast League (Tacoma, Reno, Colorado Springs, and Memphis).
Sacramento will look to make it two in a row tomorrow afternoon when they send Joan Gregorio (2-3, 2.47) to the hill. Gregorio, who owns the third best ERA in the PCL, will face Memphis' right-hander Luke Weaver (3-1, 1.67). First pitch is set for 12:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.
Postgame Notes
King of the Hill: Third baseman Aaron Hill paced the offense with three RBI tonight in his fourth rehab game with the River Cats…he played the entire game at third base and finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and home run.
Beede on his birthday: Tyler Beede celebrated his 24th birthday with another solid home outing…all three of Beede's wins this season have come while pitching at Raley Field where he owns a 2.30 ERA (27.1 IP, 7 ER)...he leads the team with nine starts and 49 innings pitched.  
Tomlinson: Second baseman Kelby Tomlinson knocked in his first two runs this month…his RBI both came with two outs…had his third three-hit game of the season tonight and extended his current hitting streak to four games.
Rogers: Submariner Tyler Rogers made his 20th appearance tonight, the second most in the PCL…the right-hander went 1.2 innings and did not allow his inherited runner to score…he owns the fifth lowest batting average against (.190).  
High and dry: Sacramento stranded 11 men on base, two off their season high…went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position…on the year, the River Cats are hitting .296 with runners in scoring position.
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The Sacramento River Cats are the Triple-A affiliate of the three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants. The team plays at Raley Field in West Sacramento, consistently voted one of the top ballparks in America. River Cats Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, and Flex Plans can be purchased for the 2017 season by calling the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). For more information about the River Cats, visit www.rivercats.com. For information on other events at Raley Field, visit www.raleyfield.com.