WEST SACRAMENTO — An RBI single by Sacramento third baseman Alden Carrithers in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday afternoon at Raley Field gave the River Cats a 10-9 victory over Salt Lake, their third walk-off win of the series.
Right-hander Dan Straily (0-0, 10.80 ERA) made his 2014 Cats debut, striking out five in five innings, but allowing six runs, including four in the top of the first.
The back-and-forth affair saw the lead change hands several times before Sacramento’s Jose Martinez doubled and advanced to third in the ninth. Carrithers than gave the River Cats a series sweep when his single brought Martinez home.
Oakland routs White Sox
OAKLAND (AP) — Brandon Moss homered twice and Drew Pomeranz and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as Oakland shut out Chicago, 11-0, for its sixth consecutive win.
Josh Reddick also homered and Yoenis Cespedes added two hits and scored twice to anchor a shuffled Athletics lineup that had catcher John Jaso batting leadoff for the fourth time this season. Jaso had three hits and scored twice.
Oakland improved to 25-15, matching its best record after 40 games since 2003.
Braves shut down Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Minor pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis drove in a run with his first career triple as Atlanta beat San Francisco, 5-0. The Braves defeated the Giants for the first time in five tries this season.
Freddie Freeman, B.J Upton and Andrelton Simmons added RBI singles in a three-run sixth against Ryan Vogelsong (1-2) to help the Braves win for the fourth time in five games.