WEST SACRAMENTO — Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick crossed the plate twice — giving him five runs in his two games while rehabbing with Sacramento — and made a highlight-reel diving catch in the sixth inning to help the River Cats defeat the Salt Lake Bees, 7-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Raley Field.
After Grant Green reached first on a throwing error to lead off the bottom of the first inning, Reddick grounded into a fielder’s choice. Reddick stole second, then came around to score on a Michael Choice RBI double. After a Michael Taylor walk, Daric Barton singled up the middle, bringing Choice around to score, giving the Cats a 2-0 lead.
The Bees tied it up with runs in the third and fourth frames, but Sacramento went ahead for good at 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth. Andy Parrino’s two-run homer in the eighth completed the scoring.
Reddick finished 1-for-4 with two runs, a walk and a steal, and is now 2-for-7 with five runs, two walks, two steals and zero strikeouts in two rehab starts with the River Cats. Choice went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, a run scored and a double, while Parrino’s home run was his second of the season.