Baseball roundup: Huge inning helps Cats in Nashville

By From page B8 | August 28, 2014

NASHVILLE — Sacramento used seven singles and a walk in a six-run eighth inning, sending the River Cats to an 8-5 victory over Nashville in their final road game of the regular season.

In the victory, the Cats (78-61) had seven different players score runs, paced by catcher Bryan Anderson, who tallied twice, tripled and knocked in a pair of scores.

Designated hitter Colin Walsh went 3-for-5 with an RBI for Sacramento, while Jose Martinez, Alden Carrithers and Billy Burns added two hits apiece.

Fuld’s late homer lifts Oakland

HOUSTON (AP) — Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland A’s a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

The A’s trailed by one entering the ninth before Eric Sogard’s RBI single, and Fuld’s two-out shot off Chad Qualls (1-4) landed in the seats in right field to put Oakland up 5-3.

Fuld, who entered on a 0-for-9 skid, finished three hits, including a double, while Dan Otero (8-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn the win.

Posey power Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy’s 1,600th managerial victory.

Posey sent an 0-1 pitch from Juan Nicasio (5-6) just inside the left-field foul pole for his 18th homer of the year and second career walkoff homer. He also had one on May 3, 2013, against the Dodgers.

Tim Hudson’s strong eight-inning, eight-strikeout outing was wasted when Santiago Casilla (2-3) blew a save in the top of the ninth.

Staff and wire reports

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