WEST SACRAMENTO — A 15-hit attack powered visiting Tacoma on Tuesday as the Rainiers took down the Sacramento River Cats, 9-2, at Raley Field.
Tacoma (12-11) took a 4-0 lead — which included a second-inning home run by former UC Davis standout Ty Kelly — before the Cats (14-11) scored their only two runs in the seventh.
The tallies came on Tyler Ladendorf’s two-run double. The Sacramento second baseman is now batting .391 on the season.
The two team return to Raley Field for a 7:05 p.m. matchup on Wednesday.
Oakland rips Rangers in Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Norris drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Scott Kazmir outpitched Martin Perez and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers, 9-3, on Tuesday.
The A’s went ahead to stay on Norris’ two-run double in the first off Perez (4-1), who had pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings over his previous three starts.
Kazmir (4-0) tied for the AL lead in wins. The lefty struck out four and walked one.
Warriors fall to energized Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat Golden State, 113-103, on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
DeAndre Jordan had 25 points, a playoff career high, and 18 rebounds while Chris Paul scored 20 points for the Clippers.
Commissioner Adam Silver also fined Sterling $2.5 million and called on NBA owners to force him to sell the team for making racist comments.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 21 points. David Lee and Andre Iguodala scored 18 apiece while Stephen Curry had a so-so game with 17 points, including four 3-pointers.