West Sacramento, CA - Chris Shaw gave the Sacramento River Cats (63-75) their second straight walk-off win as they downed the El Paso Chihuahuas (71-68) 3-2 in 10 innings Friday night at Raley Field.
Mac Williamson singled to start the 10th inning for Sacramento, his first hit of the night. One batter later, Chris Shaw doubled him home for his 47th RBI of the season and his first walk-off RBI of the year. With the win, the River Cats improved their record to 4-1 at home in extra-inning games. Sacramento has now won five straight games for the first time this season.
Right-hander Jose Flores (2-3, 3.47) will get the start in game two for Sacramento and is slated to face El Paso left-hander Dillon Overton (6-6, 7.09). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.
Notes In a Pinch: Wynton Bernard hit the fourth home run by a pinch hitter tonight…former River Cats first basemen Kyle Blanks hit two of the four…Bernard is now 5-for-19 (.263) as a pinch hitter with three runs and four RBI.
Gomez: Right-hander Roberto Gomez struck out a season-high eight batters tonight…is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA in his last two starts against El Paso (2 ER, 10 IP)…owns a 2.30 ERA over his last five starts (7 ER, 27.1 IP).
Slater: Right fielder Austin Slater finished 1-for-3 before being replaced by Slade Heathcott in the sixth inning…was his first game with Sacramento since May 30…in 29 games with San Francisco before being injured, he hit .290 with three home runs and 19 RBI.
Moronta: Right-hander Reyes Moronta extended his scoreless streak to 7.2 innings…the Giants' No.27 prospect has allowed three hits while striking out seven over that span…is 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA in nine August appearances.
Muren: Right-hander Drew Muren tossed one inning and picked up the victory tonight in his Sacramento debut…had a 2.70 ERA (2 ER, 6.2 IP) in four games with San Jose before being promoted.
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.
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