Game highlights: Michael Taylor hit a three-run homer and Jemile Weeks hit two-run shot to lift the River Cats past the Salt Lake Bees 7-2 Sunday at Raley Field.
Record tied: River Cats first baseman Daric Barton is now tied with Esteban German (2001-04) for the all-time franchise lead in runs with 231.
Bright spot: In 12 2/3 innings of shutout relief, right-hander Dan Otero has notched six saves and been the go-to reliever in a faulty Cats bullpen.
Straily scratched: Bruce Billings started in place of Dan Straily, who's scheduled to start tonight for the A's. Billings pitched six innings and allowed one run.
Score it 9-3: In the fourth inning, the Bees' Bill Hall slammed a one-hopper into right field, and Taylor threw him out at first base.
Get out the broom: The River Cats' four-game sweep of the Bees was the 53rd series sweep in franchise history.
Magic number is : In 24 games this season, the River Cats are 10-2 when scoring six or more runs and 3-9 when scoring fewer than six.
Choice is AAA-OK: In his first Triple-A season, River Cats center fielder Michael Choice has hit safely in 18 of 22 games and reached base in 21 of those games.
Today: River Cats LHP Justin Thomas (0-2, 3.32 ERA) vs. Fresno RHP Boof Bonser (1-1, 4.19), 7:05 p.m., Chukchansi Park, Fresno.
Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee