Highlight: Ricardo Nanita hit three home runs to lead second-place Las Vegas past the league-leading River Cats 10-4 Saturday night in front of an announced crowd of 14,818, the third-largest at Raley Field.
Back to back: The River Cats' Shane Peterson hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and Brandon Hicks followed with a solo shot. It was the fourth time the team has hit back-to-back shots this season and the second involving Peterson.
Flight delays: The River Cats, now 1-6 on travel days, arrived at Raley Field from New Orleans at 4:30 p.m., less than three hours before the first pitch. The 51s, on the other hand, arrived at 9:30 a.m. from Las Vegas.
Deja vu: Playing for Las Vegas were ex-River Cats Jack Cust (2005, 2010) and Luke Hughes, who was released by the A's on July 17.
Today: River Cats RHP Travis Banwart (8-4, 3.83 ERA) vs. Las Vegas RHP Scott Richmond (9-7, 6.04), 1:05 p.m., Raley Field.
Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee