Sacramento River Cats

Angel Pagan helps River Cats beat Omaha

Angel Pagan had two hits and scored twice as the River Cats held off the host Omaha Storm Chasers 5-4 Tuesday night.

Pagan, on a rehabilitation assignment from the Giants because of knee tendinitis, was expected to be re-evaluated after today’s game.

Hector Sanchez had three hits and two RBIs for the River Cats, who nearly blew a 5-2 lead in the late innings.

Omaha scored twice in the eighth, and with two on and one out in the ninth, Casey Kotchman singled to right. But Ryan Lollis threw out Jose Martinez at the plate to preserve the lead. A walk loaded the bases, but Cody Hall got Francisco Pena to ground out to second to end the game.

Tommy Hanson picked up the win, giving up two runs and six hits in six innings.