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River Cats finish 2019 season as Triple-A National Champions

Sacramento becomes the first team to win Triple-A Championship three times
September 18, 2019

Memphis, TN - The Sacramento River are the Triple-A National Champions after shutting out the International League Champion Columbus Clippers by a score of 4-0 on Tuesday night at AutoZone Park in Memphis, TN. Behind a stellar outing from left-hander, and eventual Most Valuable Player Caleb Baragar, the River Cats

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

Avelino, River Cats sweep way to PCL title

Giants No. 28 prospect plates go-ahead runs in eighth inning
September 13, 2019

When the ball came off the bat, it appeared as though Abiatal Avelino had grounded into an inning-ending, rally-killing double play as Sacramento trailed Round Rock by a run in the eighth inning on Friday night. Moments later, it became clear the ball -- and the game -- were heading

Avelino provides walk-off as River Cats take Game 1

Pena's two-run blast sparks River Cats comeback
September 11, 2019

West Sacramento, CA. - The Sacramento River Cats (1-0) played a roller coaster ballgame in game one of the PCL Championship Series, with shortstop Abiatal Avelino giving them an 8-7 walk-off win over the Round Rock Express (0-1).It was a wild opening game to this Championship Series, as the lead

Avelino, River Cats walk off in Game 1

Giants No. 27 drives home winning run in ninth inning
September 11, 2019

In a back-and-forth affair, Abiatal Avelino delivered the final blow for Sacramento.The Giants' No. 27 prospect ripped a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth inning to give the River Cats an 8-7 win over Round Rock in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Pacific Coast League Championship Series on Tuesday at

First-inning homers spark series-clinching win over Aviators

River Cats to face the Round Rock Express in the PCL Championship
September 8, 2019

SUMMERLIN, Nev. -- Shortstop Abiatal Avelino led off the ballgame with a home run for the second time in three days. It set the tone for the first inning, as well as the rest of the game as the Sacramento River Cats defeated the Las Vegas Aviators 7-3 to win

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

Davis belts three homers as River Cats cruise to victory

Offense racks up 17 runs on 19 hits, including five total home runs
August 17, 2019

RENO, Nev. - The Sacramento River Cats (65-58) cruised to a big 17-7 win over the Reno Aces (58-65) on Friday night thanks to a 19-hit outburst and highlighted by three home runs from outfielder Jaylin Davis.Davis was the main attraction in the Biggest Little City on Friday night, homering

Late Aces rally dooms River Cats in series opener

Avelino, Davis homer for Sacramento in tough 6-5 loss
August 16, 2019

RENO, Nev. -- The Sacramento River Cats (64-58) dropped game one of a crucial four-game set with the division rival Reno Aces (58-64) by a final score of 6-5. The River Cats now lead the Pacific Northern division by six games over the Aces and by nine over the Fresno

River Cats walk-off on Sounds to even series

McCarthy blasts first River Cats home run in 3-2 victory
August 11, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (64-55) earned their first walk-off win since June 14, defeating the Nashville Sounds (51-66) by a score of 3-2 on an Abiatal Avelino RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth.The River Cats got a perfect start from right-hander Carlos Torres in his

Late rally comes up short for River Cats

Rickard extends hit streak to 11 games with fourth-inning single
July 28, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A night after breaking out for 18 runs on 16 hits, the Sacramento River Cats (57-49) were stifled by the Tacoma Rainiers (49-57), dropping game two of their three-game series by a score of 5-2.The River Cats offense was held in check on Saturday night against

River Cats complete sweep of Rainiers with 6-5 win

Avelino and Shaw each homer in Sunday finale
July 21, 2019

TACOMA, Wash. - The Sacramento River Cats (54-47) completed a three-game series sweep of the Tacoma Rainiers (48-53) with a thrilling 6-5 victory on Sunday afternoon.Sacramento fell behind 1-0 early, but used a two-run second and three-run third inning to take control of the ballgame. Abiatal Avelino did the damage

Suarez brilliant as River Cats clobber Isotopes

Avelino comes up a triple shy of the cycle on three hit night
July 3, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (43-41) beat up on the Albuquerque Isotopes (35-50) Tuesday night by a score of 11-2, backing a gem from lefty Andrew Suárez with a 16-hit offensive outburst.Suarez turned in an electric performance for the River Cats, tossing eight shutout innings of one-hit

Green blasts grand slam but River Cats drop game

Isotopes launch grand slam of their own, win 9-5
July 2, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (42-41) had defeated the Albuquerque Isotopes (35-49) in seven consecutive games until Monday night when the visiting club ended the streak with a 9-5 victory.Sacramento trailed 4-0 after the Isotopes got to pitcher Conner Menez in the fourth inning. But the River

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,

Avelino stays hot as River Cats defeat Dodgers

Sacramento gets back to .500 with series win in Oklahoma City
June 7, 2019

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- The Sacramento River Cats (30-30) took their fifth road series of the season with a 7-5 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (23-36) on Thursday night.Shortstop Abiatal Avelino recorded two hits for the seventh consecutive game to lead the offense. After raking a double in the

Suarez, bullpen outduel Dodgers in 2-1 win

Avelino, Shaw combine for four hits in narrow victory
June 5, 2019

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- The Sacramento River Cats (29-30) bounced back on Wednesday morning to defeat the Oklahoma City Dodgers (23-35) 2-1 to snap their six-game winning streak.Sacramento's pitching staff continued to demonstrate why they're one of the best in the Pacific Coast League by allowing one run on the

River Cats drop opener in Oklahoma City

Green rakes two doubles as club loses 6-4 to Dodgers
June 4, 2019

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- The Sacramento River Cats (28-30) kicked off their seven-game road trip with a 6-4 loss to the Oklahoma City Dodgers (23-34) on Tuesday night.Sacramento jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the second inning, but the Dodgers would strike for

River Cats crush four home runs in win over Aviators

Gerber homers for second consecutive game, ties for team lead
June 2, 2019

West Sacramento, CA -- Despite quickly trailing 3-0 in the first inning, the Sacramento River Cats (28-28) fought back with four home runs on the night to earn a 7-5 victory over the Las Vegas Aviators (31-26).Center fielder Mike Gerber got the home run ball rolling with a solo shot

Comeback falls short as River Cats' struggles against Aviators continue

Avelino logs 14th multi-hit game this season, Sacramento falls to 0-8 versus Las Vegas
May 31, 2019

West Sacramento, CA - The Sacramento River Cats (26-28) fell behind early and could not claw back against the Las Vegas Aviators (31-24), dropping their eighth straight game to the Athletics affiliate by a score of 8-4.Sacramento starter Andrew Suárez surrendered five runs over the first three innings, putting the

Offense carries River Cats to road sweep of Isotopes

Blach goes six strong to earn second win of the year
May 29, 2019

Albuquerque, NM - The Sacramento River Cats (26-26) won their fourth straight game and secured their first series sweep on the road since 2015, defeating the Albuquerque Isotopes (24-29) 7-2 in Tuesday's series finale.Ty Blach came out firing and picked up his second win of the season to get Sacramento

Offense shows no sting versus Bees, River Cats fall 7-1

Ray Black tosses scoreless eighth in return from injured list
May 24, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (22-25) could not get anything going at the dish on Thursday night as they dropped their second straight to the Salt Lake Bees (21-25) by a final of 7-1. Two Bees pitchers combined to hold Sacramento to a season-low three hits.The River

River Cats complete seven-run comeback but lose late

Avelino, Howard each collect four hits in 9-8 loss to Salt Lake
May 22, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. -- Despite recording more than twice as many hits as their opponent, the Sacramento River Cats (22-24) fell 9-8 to the Salt Lake Bees (20-25) on Wednesday afternoon.The River Cats found themselves down 7-0 to the Bees in the top of the second inning but immediately fought