Sacramento River Cats

River Cats get swept by Memphis

The Memphis Redbirds swept a four-game series from the River Cats, holding on for a 5-4 win Sunday at Raley Field.

Sacramento trailed 5-0 after five innings before coming back. The River Cats scored once in the seventh on Carlos Triunfel’s sacrifice fly. In the eighth, Juan Ciriaco led off with a single, and Juan Perez reached on an error by shortstop Matt Williams on a forceout attempt at second base. Brett Jackson then hit his third homer of the season, a drive to right-center, that drove Memphis starter Zach Petrick out of the game.

Tyler Waldron replaced Petrick and worked out of trouble. Darren Ford greeted Waldron with a single but was caught trying to steal second. After Adam Duvall singled and Hector Sanchez flied out, Jarrett Parker reached on a fielding error by second baseman Jacob Wilson. But Triunfel grounded out to end the inning.

Waldron pitched a perfect ninth for the save.

River Cats starter Ty Blach gave up eight hits and five runs, four earned, in six innings.

Memphis did most of its damage against Blach in the second inning, scoring four runs on four singles, a walk and a hit batsman.

Pacific Coast League

Pacific North

W

L

Pct.

GB

Fresno

25

18

.581

River Cats

21

23

.477

41/2

Reno

19

24

.442

6

Tacoma

18

26

.409

71/2

Pacific South

W

L

Pct.

GB

Las Vegas

27

17

.614

El Paso

23

20

.535

31/2

Salt Lake

21

22

.488

51/2

Albuquerque

18

26

.409

9

American North

W

L

Pct.

GB

Oklahoma City

29

13

.690

Iowa

22

20

.524

7

Omaha

21

23

.477

9

Colorado Springs

16

26

.381

13

American South

W

L

Pct.

GB

Round Rock

27

15

.643

New Orleans

20

21

.488

61/2

Memphis

21

23

.477

7

Nashville

16

27

.372

111/2

Sunday’s games

Memphis 5, River Cats 4

Round Rock 5, Albuquerque 4 (1st)

Round Rock 3, Albuquerque 0 (2nd)

El Paso 10, New Orleans 3

Iowa 7, Tacoma 4

Salt Lake 9, Colorado Springs 8

Oklahoma City 2, Las Vegas 0

Fresno 5, Nashville 3

Reno 12, Omaha 2

Today’s games

Nashville at River Cats, 1:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Omaha, 10:05 a.m.

Reno at Iowa, 11:05 a.m.

Albuquerque at New Orleans, 4 p.m.

El Paso at Round Rock, 5:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Salt Lake, 5:35 p.m.

Memphis at Fresno, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.

Redbirds 5, River Cats 4

MemphisAB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

T.Kelly 3b

3

1

2

1

2

0

.194

Easley c

5

0

2

1

0

1

.304

Piscotty cf-rf

4

1

1

0

1

0

.230

D.Johnson 1b

4

0

0

0

0

0

.270

R.Ortega cf

1

0

0

0

0

1

.228

Scruggs rf-1b

4

1

2

1

1

1

.218

J.Wilson 2b

3

1

0

0

0

0

.278

O’Neill lf

4

1

2

1

0

0

.302

M.Williams ss

4

0

1

0

0

1

.231

Petrick p

4

0

0

0

0

4

.182

Waldron p

0

0

0

0

0

0

.333

Totals36

5

10

4

4

8

River CatsAB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

B.Jackson rf

4

1

1

3

0

0

.297

D.Ford cf

4

0

1

0

0

1

.278

Duvall 3b

4

0

1

0

0

1

.324

H.Sanchez c

4

1

1

0

0

2

.333

J.Parker lf

3

0

1

0

1

1

.265

Triunfel 2b

3

0

1

1

0

1

.245

Partch p

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Bowker 1b

4

0

0

0

0

1

.252

Ciriaco ss-2b

4

1

1

0

0

1

.226

Blach p

1

0

0

0

0

1

.231

1-R.Cedeno ph

1

0

0

0

0

1

.268

Gearrin p

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Bochy p

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

2-J.Perez ph

1

1

0

0

0

0

.230

Adrianza ss

1

0

0

0

0

0

.346

Totals34

4

7

4

1

10

Memphis

040

010

000

5

10

2

River Cats

000

000

130

4

7

1

1-Struck out for Blach in the 6th. 2-Reached on error for Bochy in the 8th. E–M.Williams (3); J.Wilson (1); J.Parker (5). LOB–Memphis 9; River Cats 5. 2B–Scruggs 2 (10); J.Parker (5). HR–B.Jackson (3) off Petrick. RBIs–O’Neill (4), T.Kelly (13), Easley (18), Scruggs (21); Triunfel (7), B.Jackson 3 (12). SB–O’Neill (1) 3B; T.Kelly (3) 3B. CS–D.Ford (4) 2B. SF–Triunfel. RISP–Memphis 5-for-13; River Cats 1-for-3. Runners left in scoring position–D.Johnson; Easley; O’Neill; J.Wilson; Scruggs; Bowker; Triunfel.

Memphis

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Petrick W,3-3

7

5

4

3

1

10

4.44

Waldron S,1

2

2

0

0

0

0

4.15

River Cats

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Blach L,4-4

6

8

5

4

3

5

4.07

Gearrin

1

1

0

0

0

0

1.80

Bochy

1

0

0

0

0

1

4.73

Partch

1

1

0

0

1

2

3.09

Petrick pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. GS–Petrick 62, Blach 40. HBP–J.Wilson (Blach). Pitches-strikes–Petrick 97-66, Waldron 20-15, Blach 107-67, Gearrin 11-8, Bochy 9-7, Partch 24-14.

T–2:36. A–11,048.

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