Highlight: Daric Barton, Grant Green and Michael Taylor homered, Josh Donaldson went 3 for 4 and Brad Peacock struck out eight in six innings as the River Cats defeated the Las Vegas 51s 12-5 Sunday afternoon at Raley Field.
Cats' homers a recipe for wins: When hitting at least one home run in a game, the River Cats are 43-19.
Sun(day) success: The River Cats are 12-3 on Sundays and 17-4 in day games.
Split does the job: The River Cats won the final two games for a split of the series and lead the second-place 51s by 4 1/2 games. The Cats begin a four-game series at Tacoma today.
Award presentation: Jack Burleson of the Del Oro High School track and field team was presented the Mario Encarnacion Humanitarian Award for his commitment to others and inspiration to the community.
Today: River Cats RHP Graham Godfrey (8-0, 2.88 ERA) vs. Tacoma LHP Steve Garrison (0-1, 6.55), 7:05 p.m., Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, Wash.
Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee