Howard comes through again as River Cats walk off
West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (36-32) won a roller coaster series opener against the Iowa Cubs (37-32) by a score of 7-6. Second baseman Ryan Howard picked up his second extra-inning, walk-off hit in the last three days.Southpaw starter Conner Menez was mowing down Cubs Saturday night
West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (36-32) won a roller coaster series opener against the Iowa Cubs (37-32) by a score of 7-6. Second baseman
After putting up a three spot in the first,
Later, in the tenth inning, down by a run with runners on first and second, Howard ripped a two-run double down the left field line to send River Cats fans home happy. The young infielder was mobbed on the infield by his teammates - a familiar sight as Howard also picked up the extra-inning winner on Thursday night.
The Sacramento River Cats will send lefty
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Ray Black, the Giants number 14 prospect (MLB Pipeline), touched 100 MPH with a fastball in the ninth inning. He tossed a perfect inning by striking out the side in order on 16 pitches. Austin Slaterwas awarded first base twice following a hit-by pitch on Saturday night. He now finds himself among the Pacific Coast League leaders (tied for sixth) with eight hit-by-pitches this season.
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