Turning point: The River Cats' offense took advantage of Aces Ballpark from the outset, scoring three times in the first and third innings. Kila Ka'aihue hit two home runs and had five RBIs, while Jermaine Mitchell went 4 for 5 and Josh Donaldson went 3 for 3 with four RBIs for Sacramento.
Major league moment: Ka'aihue's first home run was a two-run shot in the first inning that gave the River Cats a three-run lead. His second homer was a three-run blast two innings later, boosting Sacramento's advantage to six.
Strong start: River Cats starter Dan Straily held the Aces scoreless until giving up a run in the fifth and two in the sixth. He went six innings and allowed seven hits and three runs with zero walks and four strikeouts.
Today: Sacramento RHP Bruce Billings (6-4, 3.86 ERA) vs. Reno LHP Tyler Skaggs (3-1, 2.28 ERA), 1:05 p.m. in Reno.