Shaw drives in three to push River Cats' streak to five

Perez reaches base four times, scores thrice

Sacramento RiverCats vs Memphis Redbirds May 25,2017 at Raley Field. (Ralph Thompson)

By Sacramento River Cats | May 9, 2018 5:50 PM

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA -- Outfielder Chris Shaw drove in three of the club's eight runs as the Sacramento River Cats (18-15) increased their winning streak to five games in an 8-4 victory over the Salt Lake Bees (20-14).

Equally as important as Shaw's RBIs were outfielder Eury Perez's three runs scored. He reached base four times, via three singles and a hit-by-pitch, for his second three-hit performance of the season and third multi-hit game in a row. He added two stolen bases, as well.

River Cats starter Jose Flores was in a rhythm to open the game, retiring eight of the first nine batters he faced. The right-hander posted a season-high seven strikeouts in his 5.1 innings of work, walking one and allowing two earned runs.

Right-hander Tyler Beede (1-2, 4.84) will be on the mound to make just his second home start of the year while the Bees will counter with righty Osmer Morales (1-2, 7.67). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM.

Additional Notes

Austin Slater has recorded as many doubles this season as he has singles. He's tied atop the Pacific Coast League leaderboard with 13 two-baggers.

• The River Cats stole a season-high three bases Wednesday afternoon, including two from Eury Perez to become the first River Cat with two steals in a game this year.

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