WEST SACRAMENTO — In his first start with Sacramento, right-hander Angel Castro got some early run support from his new teammates and the River Cats opened an eight-game homestand with a 3-1 victory over Colorado Springs on Tuesday at Raley Field.
Nick Buss extended his hitting streak to 18 games with his single in the bottom of the first, then stole second and gave the Cats (70-54) a 1-0 lead on Andy Parrino’s RBI hit.
Sacramento made it a 2-0 game in the bottom of the second when catcher Luis Martinez singled off of Sky Sox starter Jair Jurrjens (0-3, 3.30 ERA) to bring home third baseman Jose Martinez.
Colorado Springs (49-75) got itself on the board with a run in the top of the fourth, but River Cats left fielder Alden Carrithers completed the scoring with his second homer of the season.
With the win, Sacramento extended its advantage to four games over Reno in the PCL’s Pacific Northern Division.
The Cats look to increase their lead even more on Wednesday as they host Colorado Springs as 7:05 p.m.