Right-hander Matt Buschmann allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings, but the River Cats let a ninth-inning lead slip away as the Tacoma Rainiers scored twice to walk off with a 4-3 victory Monday in the rubber match of a five-game series. Buschmann walked none and struck out eight.

The River Cats took the lead in the top of the 14th inning on Jose Martinez’s sacrifice fly, but the Rainers answered with two runs in the home half for a 4-3 victory Sunday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma first baseman Jesus Montero singled in Xavier Henry for the winning run.

The River Cats’ 3-4-5 hitters combined for six hits and eight RBIs en route to an 8-5 victory over the host Tacoma Rainiers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday night.

Ted Wilborn and Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente have something in common. The former McClatchy High School star and the 12-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner, four-time batting champion and 1966 National League MVP were both selected in the Rule 5 draft.

Three Tacoma pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the Rainiers routed the River Cats 7-0 on Friday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., in the opener of a four-game series.

Nick Buss went 3 for 6, finishing a home run shy of a cycle, and drove in four runs to lead the River Cats over the host El Paso Chihuahuas 13-2 on Thursday.

The El Paso Chihuahuas pounded out 16 hits and scored in six of the eight innings they batted in a 16-7 victory over the visiting River Cats on Wednesday night.

With two outs and the bases loaded in the13th inning, Shane Peterson reached on a run-scoring infield single, and the River Cats went on to a 3-2 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas on Tuesday night.

Daric Barton had a two-run single in Sacramento’s three-run first inning, and the River Cats went on to beat the host El Paso Chihuahuas 6-1 on Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.

The River Cats scored five runs over the last three innings but suffered their third straight loss, 7-6 to the host Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday night.

Carlos Triunfel’s two-out solo homer in the eighth inning gave Albuquerque an 8-7 win over the visiting River Cats on Saturday.

Darren Oliver (Rio Linda High School) spent most of his 25 professional baseball seasons, including 20 in the major leagues, standing 60 feet, 6 inches from the plate. Now, Oliver, 43, is in the Texas Rangers’ front office, working as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels.

The Isoptopes scored three runs in the eighth inning Friday night with a triple, two singles, a walk and a fielder’s choice on the way to a 13-11 win over the visiting River Cats.

Shane Peterson hit three home runs and Jose Martinez drove in the winning run as the visiting River Cats defeated the Albuquerque Isotopes 10-9 in 10 innings Thursday night. Daric Barton led off the 10th with a triple, and Martinez followed with a single on a ground ball to center field.

Charlie Brewer threw six scoreless innings and Garrett Weber and Alfredo Marte drove in runs as the Reno Aces avoided a three-game sweep by beating the River Cats 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Raley Field.

Matt Buschmann and rehabbing Drew Pomeranz limited the Reno Aces to three hits over eight innings and Alden Carrithers had two doubles to pace the River Cats to a 4-3 victory Saturday night before an announced crowd of 13,168.

J.D. Davis (Elk Grove) admits he tried to do too much early in his first minor-league season for the Houston Astros, the team that selected him in the third round of the June draft and rewarded him with a $748,600 signing bonus.

Jake Elmore had a two-run double and Alden Carrithers and Andy Parrino added run-scoring singles in a four-run second inning to lead the River Cats past the Reno Aces 6-3 on Friday night at Raley Field before 11,095 fans.

Andrew Susac hit a two-run homer and Adam Duvall a solo shot to account for host Fresno’s runs in a 3-2 victory over the River Cats. The Grizzlies had only four hits.

Jose Martinez’s two-run homer in the sixth inning tied the score, then Andy Parrino’s two-run single in the seventh inning gave the visiting River Cats the lead in their 6-2 win over Fresno.

Adam Duvall hit a pair of three-run homers to power the Fresno Grizzlies to a 14-2 victory over the River Cats on Tuesday night at Chukchansi Park.

Jake Elmore drove in the tying run in the seventh inning with a two-out single. After Elmore stole second base, Andy Parrino drove in the go-ahead run as the visiting River Cats beat Fresno 6-4 Monday night.

The River Cats scored four runs each in the first, third and fifth innings Sunday night en route to a 14-7 win over the host Reno Aces.

A six-run first inning sparked the host Reno Aces to a 12-4 victory over the River Cats on Saturday night.

Andy Parrino‘s three-run homer highlighted a four-run first inning that sent the River Cats to a 6-4 victory over Reno on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Aces Ballpark.

Daric Barton's double in the bottom of the 15th inning gave the Sacramento River Cats their 11th walk-off win of the season, a 3-2 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies, and new record, during the Wednesday night game at Raley Field.

Jake Elmore singled to right with one out to score Shane Peterson and lift the River Cats past the Fresno Grizzlies 5-4 Tuesday night at Raley Field for their 10th walk-off win this season.

Nick Buss hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth inning, and Arnold Leon picked up his eighth win as the River Cats edged the Las Vegas 51s 2-1 Sunday at Raley Field.

Nick Buss hit a ground rule double, his fourth hit of the game, with two out in the 10th inning to score Anthony Aliotti, who had three doubles, and give the River Cats a 7-6 walkoff win over the Las Vegas 51s on Saturday night at Raley Field.

Justin Higley (Jesuit, Sacramento State) pulled off a rare feat last week.

Highlight: Brandon Allen hit a solo homer and Wilmer Flores had a two-run bases-loaded double to lead the Las Vegas 51s past the River Cats 4-1 on Friday night at Raley Field.

Former Cal standout Mark Canha continued his hot streak with two more hits and three RBIs as the New Orleans Zephyrs defeated the River Cats 6-1 on Tuesday in the final game of Sacramento’s eight-game trip, which the team finished 4-4. Canha doubled and homered, and is batting .520 in his past eight games.

The River Cats scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat the host New Orleans Zephyrs 4-3 on Sunday. Nate Freiman drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single to tie the score 3-3, and Nick Buss had another bases-loaded single for his second RBI of the game.

Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick continued his rehabilitation stint by going 4-for-5, including hitting two doubles, but Sacramento missed the timely hit in a 4-1 loss to host New Orleans.

Any discussion about Greg Vaughn must include home runs.

Shane Peterson went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs, leading the River Cats to a 7-5 victory over the Round Rock Express on Friday in Round Rock, Texas. The teams split the four-game series.

A three-run home run and a grand slam were more than enough for host Round Rock in a 7-1 win over the River Cats on Thursday in Round Rock, Texas.

Nate Freiman homered and Arnold Leon combined with three relievers on a two-hit shutout as the River Cats defeated the host Express 3-0 on Wednesday night.

The River Cats gave up a franchise-record nine doubles in a 7-5 loss to the host Round Rock (Texas) Express on Tuesday night. The previous high was eight on Aug. 27, 2008 at Tacoma.

Tyler Ladendorf and Shane Peterson led a 14-hit attack with three hits each and Matt Buschmann allowed one run over six innings as the River Cats downed the Iowa Cubs 5-1 on Monday afternoon at Raley Field.

Javy Baez hit a two-run homer to center field in the eighth inning and Kyle Hendricks allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings to lead the Iowa Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the River Cats on Sunday afternoon at Raley Field.

Tyler Ladendorf and Nate Freiman hit home runs, and Dan Straily picked up his fourth win and struck out a season-high nine as the River Cats beat the Iowa Cubs 9-4 on Saturday night at Raley Field.

Salem right-hander Justin Haley has been selected to the Carolina League team for the California-Carolina All-Star Game on June 17 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Del. The former Bella Vista High School and Sierra College standout also was named the Carolina League’s Pitcher of the Week after throwing a four-hit shutout with seven strikeouts against Frederick.

Nate Freiman hit a 3-2 pitch over the left-field fence with the bases loaded and two out in the seventh inning to lift the River Cats past the Iowa Cubs 7-5 on Friday night at Raley Field. Freiman is 7 for 14 with the bases loaded, with 22 RBIs.

Justin Maxwell and Francisco Pena hit two-run homers and Omaha turned four double plays as the Storm Chasers downed the River Cats 6-2 on Thursday night at Raley Field.

Michael Taylor had a two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning, Josh Lindblom earned the win and Evan Scribner notched his ninth save to help the River Cats edge the Omaha Storm Chasers 3-2 Tuesday night at Raley Field.

Ryan Verdugo gave up one hit in six innings to lead the Omaha Storm Chasers past the River Cats 2-0 Monday night at Raley Field.

Nate Freiman’s hitting streak reached nine games with a three-run home run Sunday, but the Bees’ Brennan Boesch had an RBI single in the ninth inning to give host Salt Lake a 7-6 victory.

Nick Buss went 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBIs as the River Cats erupted for a season-high 19 hits in a 13-4 victory over the host Salt Lake Bees on Saturday night.

Nick Buss and Nate Freiman each went 2-for-4, but the River Cats dropped the second game of their four-game set at the hands of the Salt Lake Bees, 3-1, Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark. Salt Lake scored a run in each of the first three innings, capped by an Efren Navarro’s solo home run in the third, taking a three-run lead into the fourth inning.

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