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Bullpen Blows 'Cats Chances Late in 7-3 Loss

July 27, 2016 - Reno, NV - The Sacramento River Cats (47-58) seemed to have found their stride post All-Star break, going 9-4 coming into tonight thanks in part to some big games from San Francisco Giants' stars and Sacramento studs. A big game from right fielder Hunter Pence and a solid outing from right-hander Clayton Blackburn weren't enough Wednesday night however, as the River Cats fell 7-3 to the Reno Aces (57-47), falling another game behind in the Pacific Northern Division. Blackburn, who was making his first start for Sacramento... Full Story

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James, Jethawks Navigate Storm In Rubber Game

July 27, 2016 - LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - Josh James rebounded after a long first frame to fan seven over five innings as the JetHawks beat the Lake Elsinore Storm, 7-2, in the rubber game of the three-game series on Wednesday night at The Diamond. James (8-3) allowed one run on two hits and had to make 34 pitches to get out of the first inning. He ended up striking out the side in the frame and went on to not allow another run over the next four innings. With the victory, James picked up his team-leading eighth of the season. The JetHa... Full Story

Three-Run 8th Sparks Another Comeback Win

July 27, 2016 - DUNEDIN, FL - The Dunedin Blue Jays (20-13) scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to erase another late deficit against the Lakeland Flying Tigers (10-20). C Mike Reeves singled in the deciding run with two outs in the inning, one of his four hits while three other Jays collected three knocks on the night in their 10-9 win. CF Anthony Alford's first three plate appearances resulted in extra-base hits. Alford tripled in the first and second innings, becoming the first D-Jay with multiple triples in a game this seas... Full Story

Doug Bernier Records First Cycle in Express History

July 27, 2016 - ROUND ROCK, Texas - In the 17-year franchise history of the Round Rock Express (50-55), no player had ever hit for the cycle. That is, until tonight. SS Doug Bernier finished the game 4-4 with a triple in the first, double in the fifth, single in the seventh and an electrifying home run in the ninth. However, the monumental feat couldn't push the E-Train past the Omaha Storm Chasers (45-58), as the visitors claimed a 6-5 win on Wednesday night at Dell Diamond. Omaha starter RHP Luke Farrell (4-3, 4.11) shined on the mound... Full Story

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