Williamson homer lifts Sacramento to 3-1 win

Gage goes season-high seven innings, dominates 51s

(Kayla Neuman)

By Evan Arnold-Gordon / Sacramento River Cats | August 30, 2017 12:45 AM

The Sacramento River Cats (60-75) received two great performances from Mac Williamson and Matt Gage Tuesday night as they took down the Las Vegas 51s (52-84) by a final score of 3-1 Tuesday night at Raley Field.

Williamson provided the offense tonight, launching a two-run home run in the fourth inning to give the River Cats a 2-1 lead which they would not relinquish. The 419-foot blast was his 13th of the year and RBI 48 and 49 on the season.

Starter Matt Gage was equally impressive on the hill, setting a new season-high by tossing seven innings while allowing just one run. Of the four hits he allowed, only one went for extra bases and he did not walk a batter. Right-hander Derek Law closed it out in the ninth for his 10th save this season.

Kraig Sitton (6-4, 3.97) is expected to start tomorrow for Sacramento while Las Vegas goes with right-hander Jonathan Albaladejo (1-2, 5.03). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). The game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.

Postgame Notes

Mac: Right fielder Mac Williamson hit his fourth home run this month (25 games)…has four RBI in his last three games.

Duggar: Centerfielder Steven Duggar went 2-for-4 with a stolen base…was his second two-hit game with the club and his third stolen base in eight games.

Gage: Left-hander Matt Gage allowed a season-low four hits…threw first pitch strikes to 14 of the 25 batters he faced…lowered his home ERA from 4.21 to 3.58 after tonight's outing (13 ER, 32.2 IP)…over his last four starts, has lowered his ERA from 7.30 to 5.43.

Castillo: Second baseman Ali Castillo finished 1-for-3 with his third triple of the season…Sacramento has hit the second-fewest triples in the league this season (22).

Law: Right-hander Derek Law lowered his August ERA to 0.64 in nine appearances (1 ER, 14 IP)…now tied for the team-lead in saves with right-hander Tyler Rogers (10).

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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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