Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Soli pitching, late home run leads to loss

• Highlight: Javy Baez hit a two-run homer to center field in the eighth inning and Kyle Hendricks allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings to lead the Iowa Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the River Cats on Sunday afternoon at Raley Field.

• Busy at first base: In the first inning, River Cats first baseman Nate Freiman had three unassisted putouts. He caught a line drive and had two ground balls.

• Settling in: Colin Walsh has adjusted nicely to Triple-A pitching. In 35 at-bats with the River Cats, the switch-hitting outfielder is batting .429 with a .524 on-base percentage and a 1.262 OPS. He went 1 for 4 on Sunday to extend his hitting streak to eight games.

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Take a bow:

Cats center fielder Shane Peterson was 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs.



• Today: River Cats RHP Matt Buschmann (4-2, 5.36 ERA) vs. Iowa Cubs RHP Chris Rusin (4-8, 3.86), 11:50 a.m., Raley Field.


Cubs 4, River Cats 3

Iowa AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Alcantara 2b 4 2 2 0 0 0 .276
Kalish rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .204
J.Baez ss 4 1 2 2 0 0 .223
R.Lopez c 4 0 1 1 0 1 .276
Valaika dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Vitters lf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .218
C.Wells lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
Villanueva 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .217
Szczur cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .237
Watkins 1b 2 0 0 1 0 0 .291
Totals 32 4 8 4 1 6 .239
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .282
Elmore 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .278
Kirkland 2b 2 1 1 0 0 1 .167
Barton dh 5 1 1 0 0 0 .293
Freiman 1b 2 1 0 0 1 1 .275
Ortiz 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Peterson cf 4 0 2 3 0 1 .305
Jos.Martinez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Walsh lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .429
Ladendorf ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .314
Lipkin c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .167
Totals 35 3 7 3 2 8 .283
Iowa 000 110 020 4 8 2
RIVER CATS 200 000 010 3 7 0

  E–Alcantara (10); Rosscup (1). LOB–Iowa 4; RIVER CATS 9. 2B–Alcantara (16); Kirkland (1). 3B–Peterson (1). HR–J.Baez (10) off O’Flaherty. RBIs–R.Lopez (9), Watkins (19), J.Baez 2 (35); Peterson 3 (35). SB–Szczur (11) 2B; J.Baez 2 (11) 2B. S–Villanueva; Ortiz; Lipkin. SF–Watkins. RISP–Iowa 2-for-9; RIVER CATS 2-for-11. Runners left in scoring position–Valaika 2; Alcantara; Jos.Martinez; Barton 3; Walsh. GIDP–Valaika. DP–RIVER CATS 1.

Iowa IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Hendricks W,7-5 7 4 2 2 2 6 3.78
Rosscup H,4 1 2 1 1 0 0 2.77
Hatley S,1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.67
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lindblom 6 6 2 2 0 2 6.20
O’Flaherty L,0-1 12/3 2 2 2 1 1 6.75
Scribner 11/3 0 0 0 0 3 4.32

  T–2:37. A–12,154.

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