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Arroyo's homer helps lift River Cats to 7-3 win

Strong pitching, clutch hits propel Sacramento to fourth straight victory
(Ralph Thompson)
June 6, 2017

The Sacramento River Cats (23-33) won their fourth straight game Monday night 7-3 over the Fresno Grizzlies (26-32) thanks to timely hitting and a team effort by the pitching staff.

The Sacramento River Cats (23-33) won their fourth straight game Monday night 7-3 over the Fresno Grizzlies (26-32) thanks to timely hitting and a team effort by the pitching staff.

The Grizzlies struck first against spot-starter Roberto Gomez, tagging the right-hander for two runs in his first start since May 2. Third baseman Christian Arroyo evened things up in the River Cats half of the first, smacking a two-run shot over the right field fence. Sacramento held a slim 5-3 lead in the eighth, but Jae-Gyun Hwang put the game away with a two-run blast to left-center, his sixth home run of the year.
Gomez settled in after a rocky first inning, allowing just three more hits over his next 2.2 innings. Left-handed relievers Kraig Sitton and D.J. Snelten each pitched two innings and right-hander Kyle Crick closed the game out in the ninth.
Game two will feature Sacramento right-hander Dan Slania (0-6, 8.05) up against Fresno right-hander Mike Hauschild (1-1, 6.58). 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.
Postgame Notes
Back in Sac: Christian Arroyo played his first game with Sacramento since April 23…finished the game 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs and two walks…the No. 2 prospect has a .441 batting average in 17 games with Triple-A Sacramento.
Hwang: First baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang had three RBI for the third time in his last four games…his 39 RBI lead the team and ranks him top-10 in the PCL…after his 3-for-4 performance, he now has four multi-hit games in his last five and is 10-for-22 (.455) with nine RBI over that span.
Bullpen effort: Sacramento starter Roberto Gomez made his second start of the season…his first start came against Fresno on May 2…Kraig Sitton earned his fourth win of the season and now has earned a win in each of his last two outings…D.J. Snelten earned his second hold of the year.
Shaw's streak: Left fielder Chris Shaw extended his hitting streak to seven games after tonight's 1-for-5 performance…owns a .271 batting average in 11 games with Sacramento.
Hot stroke: After tonight's 12-hit performance, the River Cats have now collected 10-plus hits in all five games this month… Sacramento has hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games…are hitting .322 as a team in June (66-for-205).
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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.