Sacramento River Cats

Juan Perez RBI helps River Cats defeat 51s

Juan Perez doubled in what proved to be the decisive run in the fourth inning Tuesday night as the River Cats edged the Las Vegas 51s 3-2 at Raley Field.

Robert Coello picked up the victory, allowing three hits and two runs in six innings. Hunter Strickland worked a perfect ninth for the save.

After the 51s scored once in the first inning, the River Cats scored twice in the bottom half. Darren Ford’s double, Perez’s single and a walk to Travis Ishikawa loaded the bases with none out. Adam Duvall delivered a sacrifice fly, and Ronny Cedeno hit into a run-scoring forceout.

Perez’s double drove in Ford in the fourth. Las Vegas’ Darrell Ceciliani hit a solo homer in the fifth.

Bee Sports staff