Cats blank Las Vegas, end three-game skid
Highlight: Brandon Hicks scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning, and Grant Green singled home a run in the eighth as the River Cats snapped a three-game slide with a 2-0 victory over the Las Vegas 51s on Monday night at Raley Field.
Hernandez sharp: River Cats starter Carlos Hernandez, promoted from Double-A Midland, pitched 6 2/3 innings. Arnold Leon and Jim Miller completed the shutout.
More transactions: The River Cats placed right-hander Justin Souza on the temporary inactive list. A's infielder Eric Sogard and outfielder Seth Smith began their rehabilitation assignments with the River Cats. The A's also optioned right-hander Dan Straily to Sacramento, activated left-hander Brett Anderson from his rehab stint and designated catcher Anthony Recker for assignment.
Today: River Cats RHP Brad Peacock (11-7, 5.71 ERA) vs. Las Vegas RHP Jesse Chavez (8-4, 3.87), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.