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Sacramento shuts out New Orleans, win third straight

Flores picks up first win as River Cats defeat Baby Cakes 3-0
(Kaylee Creevan)
August 1, 2017

The Sacramento River Cats (46-62) made it three in a row Monday night against the New Orleans Baby Cakes (40-68), shutting them out 3-0 at Raley Field. The River Cats have now won six of their last seven games.

The Sacramento River Cats (46-62) made it three in a row Monday night against the New Orleans Baby Cakes (40-68), shutting them out 3-0 at Raley Field. The River Cats have now won six of their last seven games.

Right-hander Jose Flores was stellar on the mound tonight for Sacramento, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings against the Baby Cakes while striking out seven. The Venezuelan native surrendered his only two walks in his final inning, leaving the bases loaded for reliever Reyes Moronta who got out of the inning unscathed. Right-hander Derek Law took over for Moronta in the ninth and earned his team-leading sixth save.
The River Cats and Baby Cakes will wrap up their four-game set tomorrow night as Sacramento sends left-hander Andrew Suárez (4-4, 4.18) to the hill. He will oppose New Orleans right-hander William Cuevas (1-3, 3.86). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live on the air on ESPN 1320 and online at rivercats.com.
Postgame Notes
Flores: Right-hander Jose Flores threw a season-high 98 pitches (63 strikes)…lowered his ERA from 4.03 to 3.28 after tonight's outing…threw first pitch strikes to 13 of the 25 batters he faced…now has 36 strikeouts in 35.2 innings pitched (six starts).
Jones: Right fielder Ryder Jones extended his hitting streak to six games tonight…he is hitting .500 (11-for-22) over that span…also extended his RBI streak to six games with another RBI tonight…has knocked in nine over his last six games.
Sandoval: Third baseman Pablo Sandoval collected his second RBI with the River Cats, both of which have come on sacrifice flies…has five walks in seven games with the River Cats (.379 OBP).
Moronta: Right-hander Reyes Moronta earned his first hold tonight…the No. 27 Giants' prospect has not allowed any of his five inherited runners to score since joining the club.
Goose Egg: Sacramento earned their fourth shutout victory…are now 4-6 in shutouts (3-3 at home), the 12th best mark in the PCL.
July Review: The River Cats set a new season-high by winning their 14th game this month…Ryan Lollis led the club with 13 RBI in July while right-hander Flores led the team in both innings pitched (35.2) and starts (six).
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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.