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Memphis Strikes Early to Topple Sacramento

May 20, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Sacramento River Cats News Release

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento starter Fernando Hernandez allowed 12 runs (11 earned) as the River Cats fell 13-3 to the Memphis Redbirds on Thursday night in the first game of an eight-game homestand at Raley Field. Memphis beat Sacramento in a three-game sweep to win last season's PCL Championship. On Thursday, lead-off batter James Rapaport went 4-for-6 with two runs and Mark Hamilton hit a second-inning grand slam to shut the door on Sacramento. River Cats left fielder Steve Tolleson hit his second home run of the season, a solo shot in the ninth.

NEXT GAME'S STARTING PITCHERS:

Friday, 7:05 p.m. - Sacramento TBD vs. Memphis LHP Evan MacLane (3-3, 3.67)

NEXT HOME GAME AND PROMOTIONS:

Friday, May 21, 7:05 p.m. - Toyota Family Fun Friday (Enjoy $1 Desserts and $1 Hot Dogs); 10th Anniversary of Raley Field Celebration (Special pre-game performance from artist David Garibaldi; Raley Field Flip Book giveaway to the first 2,500 fans)


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