WEST SACRAMENTO — The white-hot Sacramento River Cats won their seventh straight game, beating the Albuquerque Isotopes, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Raley Field.
The Cats (32-20) actually fell behind 3-0 in the second inning, and it could have been worse if not for center fielder Shane Peterson’s diving catch.
Sacramento got a run back in the fourth, when Peterson came home on Daric Barton’s sacrifice fly, then exploded for four more in the bottom of the fifth to take control.
Nick Buss hit a solo home run in the frame and Alden Carrithers knocked in Jose Martinez and Tyler Ladendorf with a triple.
Neither team scored after the sixth and Evan Scribner struck out the side in the top of the ninth to pick up his eighth save of the year for the River Cats, who will host Albuquerque on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.