Turning point: The River Cats broke the game open with an eight-run fourth inning and coasted to a 14-3 win over the Rainiers on Thursday night in Tacoma. In the Cats' big fourth inning, Kila Ka'aihue hit a two-run homer and Grant Green hit a three-run shot.
Major league moment: Ka'aihue hit two home runs, finishing 2 for 4 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Ka'aihue had just four homers in 25 games before Thursday.
Take a bow: Green drove in four runs as well, as he added an RBI walk to his three-run homer. Green and Ka'aihue combined to drive in eight of the River Cats' 14 runs.
Marathons: The River Cats and Rainiers were coming off two extra-inning games. Tuesday, the Cats won 9-8 in the 13th inning on a solo homer by Eric Sogard. On Wednesday, in the longest game in River Cats history, Tacoma won 2-1 with a walk-off homer in the 18th.
Worth noting: After the teams played a combined 10 hours and 15 minutes over the previous two nights, Thursday's game was three hours, 20 minutes.
Today: Sacramento RHP Brad Peacock (7-6, 6.75 ERA) vs. Tucson RHP Matt Palmer (5-6, 6.72), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.