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Houchins, McCarthy power River Cats to series-tying win
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Zach Houchins singled twice, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two as the Sacramento River Cats beat the Las Vegas Aviators 8-6 on Thursday.

Joe McCarthy doubled and singled twice with a couple of runs and two RBIs for Sacramento.

Down 5-2 in the sixth, Las Vegas tied it up when Dustin Fowler hit a solo home run and Cameron Rupp hit a two-run home run.

Sacramento answered in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs to take the lead. Houchins hit an RBI single and then scored on an out en route to the two-run lead.

The River Cats tacked on another run in the eighth when Houchins hit an RBI single, driving in McCarthy.

Las Vegas saw its comeback attempt come up short after Mikey White hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to cut the Sacramento lead to 8-6.

Pat Venditte (7-2) got the win in relief while Tanner Anderson (9-6) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.

Despite the loss, Las Vegas is 12-6 against Sacramento this season.

Rawhide 5, Giants 3

SAN JOSE (AP) — Alek Thomas doubled and singled, also stealing a base as the Visalia Rawhide are now a win away from ending the best-of-five California League divisional series.

Eduardo Diaz homered and singled for Visalia.

Down 3-1 in the third, San Jose cut into the lead when David Villar hit an RBI single, driving in Kyle McPherson.

The Rawhide extended their lead in the sixth inning when Diaz hit a solo home run.

The Rawhide tacked on another run in the ninth when Jose Herrera hit an RBI single, driving in Yoel Yanqui.

Visalia left-hander Bryan Valdez (3-5) picked up the win after allowing two runs on five hits over five innings. Opposing starter Matt Frisbee (9-9) took the loss in the California League game after allowing four runs and seven hits over six innings.