Turning point: After trailing 1-0, the River Cats scored three runs in the fourth inning and four in the fifth to put the game out of reach. They coasted to an 8-2 series-opening win Monday over the host Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Who's hot: Jemile Weeks recorded his fourth consecutive multiple-hit game for the River Cats, going 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs.
Big-league moment: A.J. Griffin, throwing on a major league rehabilitation assignment, allowed one run on three hits in five innings. He threw 51 of his 74 pitches for strikes.
Playoff picture: Should North Division leader Reno and the River Cats meet in the Pacific Conference playoffs, Sacramento owns a 10-6 season advantage over the Aces. The teams split a four-game series last month in Reno.
Today: River Cats RHP Dan Straily (5-2, 1.40 ERA) vs. Colorado Springs LHP Nick Schmidt (5-3, 6.58), 5:05 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.
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