SACRAMENTO (AP) — Ronnie Freeman hit a two-run single in the fourth inning, leading the Sacramento River Cats to a 6-2 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Sunday.
The single by Freeman started the scoring in a five-run inning and gave the River Cats a 2-1 lead. Later in the inning, Joey Rickard hit an RBI triple, scoring Levi Michael.
The River Cats tacked on another run in the fifth when Abiatal Avelino hit an RBI single, bringing home Francisco Pena.
Sacramento southpaw Andrew Suarez (6-6) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. Opposing starter Darren McCaughan (0-3) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after a rough outing in which he allowed five runs and seven hits over 3 2/3 innings.
Jordan Pacheco doubled twice and singled, driving in a run and also scoring one for the Rainiers.
RAINERS 5, RIVER CATS 2
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Mike Wright Jr. hurled five scoreless innings, leading the Tacoma Rainiers over the Sacramento River Cats in a 5-2 win on Saturday. The Rainiers snapped a seven-game losing streak with the victory.
Wright Jr. (1-2) allowed two hits while striking out three to get the win.
Down 3-0 in the seventh, Sacramento cut into the lead when Mike Gerber scored on a wild pitch and Abiatal Avelino hit an RBI single.
The Rainiers added to their lead in the ninth inning when Chris Mariscal hit a two-run home run.
Enderson Franco (5-5) went five innings, allowing two runs and three hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out five and walked one.