Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Buss sparks Cats in rout of El Paso

Buss sparks Cats

in rout of El Paso

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Highlight:

Nick Buss went 3 for 6, finishing a home run shy of a cycle, and drove in four runs to lead the River Cats over the host El Paso Chihuahuas 13-2 on Thursday.

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Take a bow:

Sacramento’s Shane Peterson also went 3 for 6, including his Pacific Coast League-leading 31st double, and had two RBIs. Left-hander Tommy Milone picked up his first win for the Cats, allowing two earned runs on six hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked one. All-Star Paul Smyth and Tucker Healy combined for three innings of scoreless relief to seal the win.

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Fast start:

The River Cats led 9-1 after 21/2 innings. They scored one run in the first inning, five in the second and three in the third.



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Today:

River Cats RHP Arnold Leon (9-4, 4.62 ERA) vs. Tacoma RHP Matt Palmer (1-8, 5.50), 7:05 p.m., Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash.



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Cats 13, Chihuahuas 2

RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss cf 6 3 3 4 0 0 .286
Elmore 2b 4 3 1 1 2 0 .276
Parrino ss 5 1 2 2 0 2 .279
Peterson lf-rf 6 0 3 2 0 1 .324
Barton dh 5 0 1 3 0 1 .286
Whitaker rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .238
Wilson ph-lf 2 1 0 0 0 1 .125
Carrithers 3b 4 1 1 0 1 0 .301
Exposito c 4 1 0 0 1 1 .283
Aliotti 1b 4 3 2 0 1 1 .261
Totals 41 13 13 12 6 7 .281
El Paso AB R H BI BB SO Avg
E.Cabrera ss 3 0 1 0 1 1 .250
Alonso 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .214
Lemmerman 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178
R.Liriano rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .429
Galvez lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .289
Lindsey 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .237
C.Decker dh 4 1 1 1 0 2 .264
A.Castellanos 3b-1b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .265
Gale c 4 0 2 1 0 0 .305
Noel cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .237
Totals 34 2 7 2 2 12 .272
RIVER CATS 153 000 220 13 13 1
El Paso 010 100 000 2 7 3

  E–Whitaker (2); E.Cabrera (1); A.Castellanos 2 (8). LOB–RIVER CATS 10; El Paso 7. 2B–Peterson (31); Buss (14); Gale (9); A.Castellanos (20). 3B–Buss (5). HR–C.Decker (14) off Milone. RBIs–Barton 3 (32), Buss 4 (49), Parrino 2 (48), Peterson 2 (69), Elmore (16); C.Decker (49), Gale (30). SF–Barton. RISP–RIVER CATS 6-for-17; El Paso 2-for-10.

RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Milone W,1-0 6 6 2 2 1 8 5.40
Smyth 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.62
T.Healy 2 1 0 0 1 2 7.50
El Paso IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Buckner L,4-5 12/3 5 6 5 5 1 5.74
Kloess 11/3 3 3 3 1 0 5.85
O’Grady 3 1 0 0 0 2 4.46
LaFromboise 1 2 2 1 0 0 4.23
C.Smith 1 2 2 2 0 1 4.05
Ambriz 1 0 0 0 0 3 3.61

  HBP–Parrino (O’Grady), Wilson (C.Smith). WP–C.Smith 2. Inherited runners-scored–Kloess 3-0.

  T–3:17. A–8,779.

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