Sacramento River Cats

Big inning sinks Sacramento River Cats

River Cats infielder Adam Duvall, shown here in a game last month at Raley Field, hit his 11th home run of the Pacific Coast League season on Tuesday in a 10-7 loss at Albuquerque.
River Cats infielder Adam Duvall, shown here in a game last month at Raley Field, hit his 11th home run of the Pacific Coast League season on Tuesday in a 10-7 loss at Albuquerque. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Host Albuquerque scored six runs in the sixth inning and defeated the visiting River Cats 10-7 Tuesday afternoon at Isotopes Park. The Cats led 7-4 through five innings.

The Albuquerque Isotopes rallied for six runs in the sixth inning and dealt the visiting River Cats a 10-7 defeat Tuesday.

The Isotopes had five hits in the inning, including a home run. Former Sacramento State standout Tim Wheeler got the Albuquerque rally started with a leadoff single.

The River Cats trailed 3-0 after two innings, but responded with seven runs over the next three innings.

Darren Ford led the River Cats with three hits, including a home run and had two RBIs. Adam Duvall, Trevor Brown and Jarrett Parker each had two hits. Duvall hit his 11th home run of the season and had two RBIs.

The loss gave the River Cats a split of their four-game series. They are off Wednesday and begin an eight-game homestand Thursday when they host Memphis for four games.

Coupled with Fresno’s 12-2 win over El Paso, the loss dropped the River Cats 11/2 games behind the Grizzlies in the Pacific Conference’s North Division.

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