FedEx, Shaw lead River Cats to 7-4 win

Sacramento racks up 13 hits, Suarez goes five strong

(Reid Thompson)

By Evan Arnold-Gordon / Sacramento River Cats | August 18, 2017 1:09 AM

Reno, NV - Tim Federowicz and Chris Shaw drove in three each tonight, playing a key part in the Sacramento River Cats (53-71) 7-3 defeat of the Reno Aces (70-55).

The duo combined to go 4-for-9 with four runs, six RBI, and each added a home run tonight to pace the offense. First baseman Ryan Lollis added an RBI in Sacramento's three-run sixth inning which put them up 5-3 and swung the momentum in the River Cats favor.

Andrew Suarez got the start tonight for Sacramento, holding the Pacific Coast League's best offense in check over his five innings. The left-hander allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits without yielding a walk and struck out three en route to picking up his sixth win on the season. Right-hander Tyler Rogers pitched the final 1.2 innings tonight and earned his team-leading 10th save of the year.

The River Cats and Aces will wrap up their four-game series tomorrow night. Left-hander Matt Gage (1-6, 6.70) will be on the hill for Sacramento and will face right-hander Jake Buchanan (6-3, 4.50). 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

Federowicz: Catcher Tim Federowicz is hitting .538 (7-for-13) with four runs, seven RBI and three home runs over his last three games…now has four home runs in nine August games.

Shaw: Left fielder Chris Shaw hit his team-leading 15th home run of the season…also collected his team-leading 21st double.

Suarez: Left-hander Andrew Suarez ended his streak of five straight quality starts…his 74 pitches and 46 strikes tonight were both season-lows…the No.11 prospect in the Giants' organization is now 2-1 with a 1.65 in four August starts (5 ER, 27.1 IP).

Lollis: First baseman Ryan Lollis registered his third three-hit game with Sacramento…now has 16 RBI in 40 games with the club.

Rogers: Right-hander Tyler Rogers made his league-leading 49th appearance tonight…seven of his saves have come away from Raley Field this year.

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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.

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