Green stays hot in Cats loss

By From page B1 | June 26, 2013

Sacramento’s Grant Green improved his streak of multi-hit games to four — going 2-for-4 with two RBIs — but the River Cats fell, 5-3, to Colorado Springs in the series finale on Tuesday afternoon at Raley Field.

Ryan Wheeler got the Sky Sox offense rolling in the first inning, driving home Charlie Blackmon on a line-drive RBI hit to right. Colorado Springs starter Drew Carpenter then held the Cats scoreless until the fourth inning, when Green evened things at 1-1 with a solo homer to left.

The Sky Sox, however, wasted no time reclaiming the lead, putting three runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-run blast from Kent Matthes.

The River Cats climbed back to within one in the bottom of the inning, scoring on an RBI single from Jemile Weeks and a double from Green. But Matthes struck again, homering off of Hideki Okajima in the eighth to double the Colorado Springs advantage and seal the win.

Green is hitting .421 in his last 10 games and has recorded multiple hits in his last four contests, and six of his last eight outings.

Sacramento starter Travis Banwart suffered his fourth loss for the Cats in a game that was delayed one hour and 16 minutes due to rain.

The River Cats are off Wednesday before resuming action on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against Reno.

Enterprise staff

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