Highlight: Brandon Hicks hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning to propel the River Cats past the Salt Lake Bees 6-3 Thursday night at Raley Field and lower their magic number to five.
Inge joins team: A's third baseman Brandon Inge began his rehabilitation assignment. He had a double and walk in four plate appearances.
Ouch: The River Cats' Wes Timmons was plunked in back-to-back innings. The second time came one batter after Hicks' grand slam.
More tape please: The River Cats; Brad LaRosa is the 2012 Pacific Coast League Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Who's hot: Shane Peterson is hitting .392 in 31 games for the River Cats. He was not in Thursday's lineup.
Today: River Cats RHP Bruce Billings (7-5, 3.93 ERA) vs. Salt Lake RHP Matt Shoemaker (9-9, 5.55), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.
Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee