Turning point: Eric Sogard snapped an 8-8 tie with a solo home run to lead off the 13th inning. Merkin Valdez kept Tacoma off the board in the 13th to preserve the win and pick up his fourth save.
Major League moment: With Sacramento trailing 8-7 in the eighth inning, Collin Cowgill hit an opposite-field solo home run to tie the game and force extra innings. Cowgill finished 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs and three RBIs.
Take a bow: Travis Banwart earned the win in relief, striking out three without allowing a hit in two innings of work.
Worth noting: Eric Sogard had two of Sacramentos four solo home runs Tuesday. Cowgill and Michael Taylor also went deep for the River Cats.
Upcoming: Wednesday, Sacramento RHP Dan Straily (3-2, 1.09 ERA) vs. Tacoma LHP Danny Hultzen (1-1, 4.24 ERA). Game time is 7:05 p.m. PT from Tacomas Cheney Stadium.
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