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Adames lifts River Cats over Express in game two

Sacramento one win away from capturing PCL Championship
September 12, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (2-0) are on the brink of clinching their first Pacific Coast League Championship since 2008 with a 4-2 victory over the Round Rock Express (0-2) on Wednesday night.Infielder Cristhian Adames broke a scoreless tie with an RBI-double in the third inning, then

Adames puts Cats in PCL driver's seat

Giants infielder hits go-ahead homer for 2-0 lead in Finals
September 12, 2019

The success of Cristhian Adames may not be a surprise -- the 28-year-old has appeared in 166 Major League games -- but his transformation into a power hitter might be, even if it hasn't been by design.The Giants farmhand slugged a tiebreaking homer, doubled and drove in two runs Wednesday

River Cats hold off Aviators to force game five

Navas dazzles with five brilliant frames in 5-3 victory over Las Vegas
September 8, 2019

SUMMERLIN, Nev. - With their backs against the wall on Saturday night, the Sacramento River Cats (2-2) rose to the occasion to take down the Las Vegas Aviators (2-2) 5-3 and force a winner-take-all game five in the PCL's Pacific Conference Championship Series.The River Cats got a phenomenal start out

Luzardo shuts down River Cats in game three

Sacramento on brink of elimination after 11-4 loss
September 7, 2019

SUMMERLIN, Nev. - The Sacramento River Cats faced a tough task on Friday night as they met top pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo. The left-hander cooled off Sacramento's bats in an 11-4 victory for the Las Vegas Aviators.Shortstop Abiatal Avelino led off the game with a solo shot but that was

McCarthy breaks out of slump to help River Cats even series

Right fielder collects three hits and drives in two runs in 8-6 win
September 6, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats bounced back from their game-one loss to defeat the Las Vegas Aviators 8-6 on Thursday night to send a deadlocked series to Las Vegas.Outfielder Joe McCarthy, who entered tonight's ballgame with 16 strikeouts to just one hit in his last 30 plate

Cueto makes first of potentially two rehab starts with Sacramento

River Cats miss chance to clinch division in 9-5 loss
August 27, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (69-64) remain one win away from clinching the Pacific Northern division title as they fell 9-5 on Monday night to the Reno Aces (62-71).Fan-favorite Johnny Cueto was in town making his fifth rehab appearance of the season, and first with Sacramento. He

Pair of seven-run innings sink River Cats

Shaw drives in five runs in lopsided loss
August 25, 2019

EL PASO, Texas -- The Sacramento River Cats (69-62) allowed seven runs in two separate innings, falling 18-8 on Saturday night to the El Paso Chihuahuas (76-55).After giving up seven runs to the Chihuahuas in the fourth inning, the River Cats made a brief comeback by cutting the deficit to

Rickard leads River Cats in powerful win over El Paso

Sacramento launches five home runs in 9-3 victory
August 23, 2019

EL PASO, Texas -- The Sacramento River Cats (68-61) rebounded nicely from Wednesday night's shutout loss with a series-opening 9-3 win against the El Paso Chihuahuas (75-54).Sacramento was on the board early as leadoff man Mauricio Dubón singled and was immediately plated by outfielder Joey Rickard's first of two home

Magic number shrinks to five despite defeat

Davis raises his average to .397 with another multi-hit effort
August 22, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (67-60) could not get it going offensively Wednesday night, falling 9-0 to the Albuquerque Isotopes (54-73) in just their fifth shutout loss of the season. However, with the Reno Aces 18-4 loss to the Las Vegas Aviators, the River Cats' magic number

River Cats launch four home runs in lopsided win

Anderson pitches 3.1 scoreless in successful rehab start
August 21, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (67-60) raked eight extra-base hits in a 9-2 rout of the Albuquerque Isotopes (54-73) to even the series.After jumping out to a 3-0 lead, the River Cats offense would continue to pile on the runs with four long balls over the next

Bullpen falters in series-ending loss to Sounds

Peña homers and Michael drives in four runs
August 14, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (64-57) dropped Tuesday night's series finale to the Nashville Sounds (53-66) by a final score of 13-10.Center fielder Levi Michael drove in four runs in the first four innings, giving the River Cats a 6-3 lead heading into the sixth inning before

River Cats unable to derail Express in finale

Adames homers as River Cats drop third straight for first time since June 18th
August 5, 2019

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Sacramento River Cats (61-53) dropped their third straight game to the Round Rock Express (68-45), falling 6-3 to close out their current seven-game road trip. It was the first time Sacramento has lost three in a row since June 16-18 against the Iowa Cubs.The Sacramento

River Cats extend winning streak to season-high five

Adames homers, reaches base four times in 9-1 win
July 25, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (56-47) cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (52-51) on Wednesday night thanks to six late-inning runs.The club won their season-high fifth straight game to extend their Pacific Northern division lead to four games - the largest margin it has been

Comeback comes up short against Grizzlies

River Cats settle for series split, head to Salt Lake for five games in four nights
July 14, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (48-45) forged a comeback attempt in the ninth, driving home two runs to cut the deficit to one, but fell just shy of a series win with a 5-4 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies (48-46).Ty Blach pitched excellent for the River Cats,

River Cats stumble as series evens with Grizzlies

Ramos, Michael homer in 11-6 loss to division rival
July 13, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (47-44) fell 11-6 on Friday night to the Fresno Grizzlies (47-45) as their division rival crept to just a half game back in the Pacific Northern division standings.The Grizzlies got to starting pitcher Yoanys Quiala early, plating 10 runs in the first