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River Cats sweep Express to capture PCL Championship

Franchise's fifth title sends club to Triple-A National Championship Game against Columbus
September 14, 2019

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- The Sacramento River Cats are headed to Memphis. A three-run eighth inning, fueled by three consecutive walks and a clutch hit from shortstop Abiatal Avelino, paved the way for a 7-5 victory and a sweep of the Round Rock Express to win the Pacific Coast League

Freeman's big day caps off regular season with a win

Heyward, Howard and Houchins all go yard in 8-4 victory
September 2, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (73-67) finished the regular season on a high note, defeating the El Paso Chihuahuas (80-60) 8-4 in a Labor Day matinee at Raley Field. The River Cats will shift their focus to the first round of the Pacific Coast League playoffs which

River Cats forge comeback but fall late to Aces

Shaw, Garcia each homer as team crawls back from five-run deficit
July 5, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (44-42) trailed 5-0 after two innings but made a ballgame out of it on Independence Day, though it was the Reno Aces (38-48) coming out on top 6-5.River Cats starter Yoanys Quiala had a rough first inning, which lasted more than 30

River Cats come up just short in wild game vs. Chihuahuas

Shaw, Avelino each deliver three RBI in back-and-forth 12-11 loss
June 26, 2019

El Paso, Texas - The Sacramento River Cats (39-38) found themselves on the wrong side of a slugfest against the El Paso Chihuahuas (48-29), dropping the series opener 12-11.Runs were not hard to come by in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday night. The lead changed hands seven times throughout the

River Cats complete comeback in extras to win 4-3

Sacramento pitching staff strikes out a season-high 16 opposing hitters
June 9, 2019

Metairie, La. - Late-inning drama saw the Sacramento River Cats (32-31) roar back from down 0-2 with two runs in each the ninth and tenth innings to beat the New Orleans Baby Cakes (35-29) 4-3.After being held scoreless by Baby Cakes righties Zac Gallen and Joe Gunkel for eight innings,

River Cats dominate Baby Cakes in series opener

Sacramento clubs four homers in 10-0 rout of New Orleans
June 7, 2019

New Orleans, Louis. - The Sacramento River Cats (31-30) won their third straight ball game Friday night, taking down the New Orleans Baby Cakes (34-28) 10-0 behind a balanced offensive attack and stellar performance from starter Yoanys Quiala.Right-hander Quiala turned in his best outing of the year for the River

River Cats win on walk-off pickle in extras

Home runs from Freeman, Ramos and Michael key in 7-6 extra inning win
May 11, 2019

West Sacramento, CA. - The Sacramento River Cats (17-18) picked up a win in their series finale with the Fresno Grizzlies (18-17), pushing across the winning run in the tenth inning for a 7-6 victory.The River Cats forced extra innings for the second straight night at Raley Field, coming back

Suarez superb in 2-1 win over Salt Lake

Avelino scores twice in nail-biting victory over Bees
April 14, 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah - The Sacramento River Cats (6-5) picked up a 2-1 victory in a pitcher's duel over the Salt Lake Bees (3-7) Sunday afternoon. Lefty Andrew Suárez turned in a fantastic outing to earn his first win of the year.Suarez was cruising through six innings before running

Jones' late homer not enough as 51s pull away

Gomez and Freeman each tally three hits in 5-3 loss
September 3, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV - Ryder Jones crushed a game-tying home run in the eighth inning, but the Sacramento River Cats (55-84) surrendered three runs in the bottom of the frame to the Las Vegas 51s (70-69), falling 5-3 in the penultimate game of the 2018 season.

River Cats shut down by former teammate in Vegas

Calixte records 25th multi-hit game of season in 11-2 loss
September 1, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Left-handed starter Matt Gage, who made 10 starts for the Sacramento River Cats (54-83) earlier this season, had the upper hand on his former team as the Las Vegas 51s (69-68) were victorious 11-2.Gage struck out 10 River Cats hitters and didn't give up a run

Bourjos homers in loss to Grizzlies

Center fielder collects two hits including his second home run of season
August 22, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA -- The Sacramento River Cats (50-77) kicked off a ten-game homestand with a 9-2 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies (73-54).Center fielder Peter Bourjos led the offense, which was held to just five hits, with two knocks featuring a solo home run in the fifth inning.The bullpen did

Seven-run inning helps River Cats top Aces

Freeman leads charge with three hits in 9-1 win
August 15, 2018

RENO, NV -- The Sacramento River Cats (48-73) took advantage of a seven-run fifth inning to cruise to a 9-1 victory over the Reno Aces (62-59) on Tuesday night.Fueled by two hits in the same inning from catcher Ronnie Freeman, Sacramento strung together seven hits, featuring four extra-base hits, as

Early deficit plagues River Cats in series finale

Bourjos records multi-hit game as River Cats rack up ten hits
August 3, 2018

MEMPHIS, TN - The Sacramento River Cats (45-66) fell behind in the first and could not dig themselves out of the early hole, eventually dropping the series finale with the Memphis Redbirds (70-41) 7-3.

Late home run not enough, River Cats stymied in El Paso

Schroder's fifth homer leads quiet offensive night as River Cats drop finale 10-3
July 22, 2018

EL PASO, TX -- The struggles against left-handed starters continued on Sunday evening for the Sacramento River Cats (43-58) as they were defeated 10-3 at the hands of the El Paso Chihuahuas (54-47).Southpaw Jerry Keel induced 13 groundball outs in his seven innings, allowing just one earned run as the

River Cats launch three homers but fall in shootout

Samardzija roughed up early in third rehab start with Sacramento
June 27, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The Sacramento River Cats (34-44) used the long ball once again on Tuesday, but fell to the Albuquerque Isotopes (39-38) 13-8. Mac Williamson homered in his second straight game since rejoining the team, but Giants' righty Jeff Samardzija allowed two Isotopes home runs as part of a

Six-run inning helps River Cats take down Express

Freeman and Blanco both go yard in big second inning rally
June 13, 2018

ROUND ROCK, TX - The Sacramento River Cats (32-34) defeated the Round Rock Express (29-36) in their first matchup of the season. The River Cats jumped in front with a six-run second inning and held on to win 7-5.

Shaw returns to lineup after missing 18 games

Freeman records two hits and an RBI, but Dodgers even up series with River Cats
June 7, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento River Cats (29-31) fell to the Oklahoma City Dodgers (34-21) 9-3 on Wednesday night, despite the return of Giants' number two prospect and team home run leader, outfielder Chris Shaw.

Panik begins rehab with River Cats in Memorial Day matinee

d'Arnaud launches 8th home run, Panik goes 1-for-2 with a single, walk, and run scored
May 28, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA -The Sacramento River Cats (24-28) fell to the Albuquerque Isotopes (28-24) by a final score of 4-2 on a sunny Memorial Day at Raley Field. San Francisco Giants' second baseman Joe Panik began the rehab process of recovering from left thumb surgery, finishing 1-for-2 with a single,

Bumgarner dominates in epic 2-0 River Cats win

Bumgarner strikes out eight in first rehab start, Calixte chips in with inside-the-park home run
May 27, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A packed house was on hand at Raley Field to see Madison Bumgarner lead the Sacramento River Cats (24-26) to a thrilling 2-0 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes (26-24). Four Sacramento pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout, and Orlando Calixte put an exclamation point on the

River Cats walk off in extras for 1-0 shutout win

Casey Kelly allows just two baserunners in seven innings
May 25, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA -- In their first shutout of the season, the Sacramento River Cats (23-25) stopped a four-game skid in thrilling fashion with a 1-0 walk-off win against the Las Vegas 51s (20-28).Sacramento blanked the 51s thanks to right-hander Casey Kelly, who pitched seven scoreless frames allowing just one

River Cats pull closer to Grizzlies with series victory

Rodriguez's strong outing shuts down Fresno in series finale
May 8, 2018

FRESNO, CA - The Sacramento River Cats (16-15) rose above the .500 mark with a 6-3 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (19-13) on Monday evening. The River Cats are now over .500 for the first time since being 4-3.