COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Sacramento River Cats are glad to be coming home after dropping their second consecutive game to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 8-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Security Service Field.
Sacramento fell to 48-45 on the season, despite Scott Moore going 3-for-4, with two doubles and two RBIs to post his third straight multi-hit performance.
Moore helped the Cats draw first blood on Wednesday, driving in Jemile Weeks, who had doubled to lead of the game. Colorado Springs, however, exploded for five runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth to take a commanding 8-1 advantage.
The River Cats finally broke through again in the top of the eighth — when a double by Stephen Vogt and a single by Moore each knocked in runs — but that was all they could get.
Weeks scored a pair of runs, while Daric Barton reached base three times for Sacramento, going 2-for-3 with a walk.
The loss was charged to Cats starter Andrew Werner (7-12), who gave up all eight Sky Sox runs on nine hits in six innings of work, moving his record to 7-12 on the year.
The River Cats return to the friendly confines of Raley Field beginning Thursday night (7:05 p.m.). The four-game homestand against Fresno features three bobblehead giveaways, honoring Eric Hinske, Mark Ellis and Eric Byrnes.