Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Homers lift Cats, Straily

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Highlight :

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.



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No Taylor:

The A’s traded Michael Taylor to the Chicago White Sox for Class-A right-hander Jacob Sanchez. Taylor is the Cats’ franchise leader in games played (511), at-bats (1,900), hits (521), and RBIs (325).



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No Manny:

Manny Ramirez, 42, was hired by the Chicago Cubs to be a player-coach for Iowa but hasn’t joined the club. He has been taking swings in extended spring training games at the Cubs’ Mesa, Ariz., facility.



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Roster addition:

The River Cats added infielder Wade Kirkland from Advanced-A Stockton.



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Today:

River Cats RHP Josh Lindblom (3-3, 6.50 ERA) vs. Iowa Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-5, 3.89), 1:05 p.m., Raley Field.



– Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee


River Cats 9, Cubs 4

Iowa AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Alcantara ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 .273
Kalish cf 2 0 0 0 2 1 .200
J.Baez dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .217
Valaika 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 .292
Vitters 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .217
Villanueva 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .219
C.Wells rf 2 0 0 0 2 1 .204
L.Flores c 3 1 1 1 1 0 .273
Szczur lf 4 1 3 1 0 0 .237
Totals 30 4 8 3 6 10 .239
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .288
Ladendorf ss 5 2 3 1 0 2 .315
Barton dh 3 2 1 0 2 0 .298
Freiman 1b 4 2 2 2 1 1 .277
Peterson cf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .302
Jos.Martinez 3b 4 1 1 2 1 1 .267
Walsh lf 5 1 2 2 0 1 .452
Ortiz c 3 0 1 0 1 2 .244
Kirkland 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals 37 9 13 7 6 9 .284
Iowa 000 010 030 4 8 1
RIVER CATS 000 062 01x 9 13 0

E–Alcantara (9). LOB–Iowa 5; RIVER CATS 10. 2B–Ladendorf 2 (16); Peterson (16); Freiman (19). HR–L.Flores (2) off Flores; Ladendorf (2) off Wada; Freiman (11) off Wada. RBIs–Szczur (17), L.Flores (8), Valaika (32); Ladendorf (35), Jos.Martinez 2 (33), Walsh 2 (9), Freiman 2 (61). SB–Alcantara (12) 2B; Walsh (1) 2B; Kirkland (1) 2B. CS–Alcantara (3) 3B. RISP–Iowa 2-for-6; RIVER CATS 2-for-14. Runners left in scoring position–C.Wells; Alcantara 2; Vitters; Freiman 2; Kirkland; Buss; Walsh.

Iowa IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Wada L,6-4 41/3 7 5 4 4 5 2.82
A.Cabrera 12/3 2 3 2 1 4 5.40
Negrin 1 2 0 0 0 0 5.24
B.Parker 1 2 1 1 1 0 1.53
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Straily W,4-1 7 5 1 1 3 9 3.55
Jo.Flores 2/3 3 3 3 2 0 5.19
Hooker 11/3 0 0 0 1 1 4.73

Inherited runners-scored–A.Cabrera 3-3, Hooker 1-0. T–3:26. A–12,506.

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