The River Cats scored three runs in the first inning, and four Sacramento pitchers made the lead stand up in a 3-2 victory over the host Oklahoma City Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Sacramento combined four singles and a walk for its first-inning runs. With Darren Ford and Casey McGehee aboard with one out after singles, Travis Ishikawa singled in Ford. After Hector Sanchez walked to loaded the bases, Juan Perez singled in McGehee and Ishikawa with two outs, but Sanchez was thrown out at third to end the inning.
River Cats starter Nik Turley picked up the win, going six innings and allowing a first-inning run.
Meanwhile, infielder Kevin Frandsen, who made his major-league debut with the Giants in 2006, signed a minor-league contract with San Francisco and joined the River Cats. He went 2 for 4 and committed a fielding error at second base that led to an unearned run in the seventh.
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The 33-year-old Frandsen also has played with the Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia and Washington in his eight-year big-league career. He was released by Arizona’s Triple-A Reno team last weekend.