The Sacramento River Cats (6-11) rallied back from a 4-0 deficit to walk off against the Las Vegas 51s (9-9) 7-6 Sunday afternoon at Raley Field. Christian Arroyo provided the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th, snapping the River Cats eight-game losing streak.
Arroyo had four hits on the afternoon, going 4-for-6 with two RBI while raising his batting average to .446 for the season. He now has two four-hit games on the season and a team-leading 12 RBI.
Video: Christian Arroyo plates the winning run for the Cats
The River Cats scored all of their runs against the Las Vegas bullpen starting in the sixth inning. Mike Morse, in his second game with the River Cats, played seven innings in left field and went 1-for-4 at the plate with an RBI-double. Drew Stubbs also had two RBI, including a bases-loaded sacrifice fly that nearly left the ballpark.
Tyler Beede (1-0, 3.78) will take the mound tomorrow for the River Cats as Las Vegas sends right-hander Tyler Pill (0-0, 0.00) to the hill. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.
Quote of the afternoon: "This was big for us. The way the guys battled back after falling behind, that's the kind of fight you like to see. They never stopped fighting." - River Cats manager Dave Brundage on the come-from-behind, walk-off win
Morse: Mike Morse picked up his first RBI for the River Cats, driving a double down the right field line in the sixth inning…finished the afternoon 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two strikeouts…is now 2-for-8 in two games with the River Cats and 4-for-17 since returning to action this season.
Morris: Veteran reliever Bryan Morris made his River Cats debut this afternoon, throwing a perfect inning with one strikeout…in three games between San Jose and Sacramento, Morris has thrown 3.2 hitless innings with one walk and two strikeouts.
Hit totals: Sacramento's 14 hits were their most since April 14, when they collected 17...April 14 was also the last game the River Cats won before losing eight straight…had double-digit hits in five of the eight losses.
Playing from behind: River Cats opponents have scored first in 11 of 17 games this season…when opponents score first, the River Cats are now 3-8 on the season.
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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