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Countdown: Top five games in River Cats history

April 1, 2020

The five-time Pacific Coast League Champion Sacramento River Cats have quite the history in their 20 years of play. As the Triple-A affiliate of both the Oakland Athletics (2000-2014) and San Francisco Giants (2015-present), the River Cats have played a wide variety of great ballgames so far this century, but

Sacramento River Cats All-Time Lineup (Giants Edition)

March 26, 2020

If you had to win one game and the only players you could choose from were former River Cats from the San Francisco Giants era, who would you pick to be in your lineup? These are our selections.First Base: Chris ShawIn just 264 career games in a River Cats uniform,

Sacramento River Cats All-Time Lineup (A's Edition)

March 20, 2020

If you had to win one game and the only players you could choose from were former River Cats from the Oakland A's era, who would you pick to be in your lineup? These are our selections.First Base: Chris CarterThe River Cats' all-time leader in home runs was born in

River Cats renew partnership with FanCompass, seek to enhance fan engagement

FanCompass to use Sutter Health Park as an innovation lab to improve overall fan experience
February 4, 2020

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats have announced the renewal and expansion of their partnership with FanCompass, a premier digital destination for fan engagement. There will be a host of new ways for fans to interact with the River Cats through rivercats.com, social media, the MiLB First Pitch

Dave Brundage returns as River Cats manager to defend title in 2020

New pitching coach Glenn Dishman will join returning hitting coach Damon Minor and fundamentals coach Jolbert Cabrera
January 13, 2020

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats, in conjunction with the San Francisco Giants, are thrilled to welcome Dave Brundage back for his fourth season as manager of the River Cats as they defend their Triple-A National Championship during the 2020 season.Brundage will be joined by Damon Minor, who

USA Softball Team to visit Sutter Health Park in tune-up for Olympics

Tickets on sale now for the Stand Beside Her Tour in West Sacramento on Sunday, May 17, 2020
December 12, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats are proud to announce that the USA Softball Stand Beside Her Tour will be making a stop at Sutter Health Park on Sunday, May 17, 2020 in preparation for the return of softball at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.The

River Cats announce 2019 Triple-A Championship ring design

Fans can secure their replica ring as part of the 2020 Giant Pack
November 25, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats have released the design and details of the ring commemorating the club's historic 2019 Triple-A Championship. River Cats players and staff from the title-winning team will receive their rings during a special on-field ceremony at Sutter Health Park on Saturday, April 18

Full 2020 Sacramento River Cats schedule now available

Triple-A National Title defense begins in Reno on Thursday, April 9
November 18, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The 2019 Triple-A National Champion Sacramento River Cats are excited to announce the full 2020 schedule for their first season at the newly-named Sutter Health Park.Before the regular season gets underway, the River Cats will welcome the San Francisco Giants to town on Sunday, March 22 for

River Cats' Chip Maxson named Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year

Maxson earns PCL honor in seventh season with Sacramento
November 4, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - In conjunction with the Pacific Coast League, the Sacramento River Cats are pleased to announce that General Manager Chip Maxson has been named the 2019 recipient of the Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year honor. Since 1974, the Executive of the Year has been voted

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

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

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

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

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

River Cats drop playoff series opener to Aviators

Outfielder Mike Gerber goes 3-for-4 with two RBI in 9-3 defeat
September 5, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (0-1) opened up the 2019 Pacific Conference playoffs on Wednesday, dropping game one to the Las Vegas Aviators (1-0) 9-3 despite matching hit totals with the visiting Athletics affiliate.The River Cat tallied eight hits on the evening, but struggled with runners in

River Cats take on Aviators in opening round of PCL playoffs

Sacramento's 12th division title sets up clash with Oakland Athletics affiliate
September 3, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats wrapped up their 2019 regular season with a series victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas on Monday, finishing with a 73-67 record and capturing their first title in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Northern division since 2012. Sacramento will take on the

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 toss shutout to push Chihuahuas to the brink

Navas highlights Sacramento staff in fifth shutout this season
September 2, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (72-67) shutout the El Paso Chihuahuas (80-59) 5-0 behind a great start from right-hander Carlos Navas and a stellar performance from the bullpen. El Paso now sits a game and a half behind Las Vegas with the Aviators in action tonight before

Cueto superb in second rehab start with Sacramento

Giants All-Star strikes out six across six shutout innings
September 1, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (71-67) were blanked 3-0 by the El Paso Chihuahuas (80-58) despite an excellent outing from San Francisco Giants' right-hander Johnny Cueto in front of a sellout crowd at Raley Field.Right-hander Cueto looked ace-like Saturday night in his second rehab start at Triple-A,

Davis walks it off for River Cats in pitchers' duel

Six Sacramento pitchers combine to allow just one run on four hits
August 31, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After clinching their berth into the Pacific Coast League playoffs, the Sacramento River Cats (71-66) can now play spoiler. Their 2-1 defeat over the El Paso Chihuahuas (79-58) on Friday night narrowed their chances of catching the Las Vegas Aviators in the race for the Pacific

Shaw powers River Cats to team's 12th division title

Sacramento set to face either Las Vegas or El Paso in first-round series
August 30, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- For the first time since 2012, the Sacramento River Cats (70-66) are heading to the Pacific Coast League playoffs. On the back of first baseman Chris Shaw's career night at the plate, the River Cats eliminated the Reno Aces (64-72) with a 10-2 victory and clinched

Haley's strong start not enough to clinch

Reno's eighth inning five-spot sinks River Cats
August 29, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (69-66) rode an incredible start from Sacramento native Justin Haley into the eighth inning, but a five-run frame from the Reno Aces (64-71) spoiled things late for the home club. The River Cats magic number remains at one following a tough 5-1