SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Sacramento River Cats lost to the Salt Lake Bees, 7-6, on Saturday at Spring Mobile Ballpark in a game that saw the lead change hands seven different times.
The Cats took the lead in the bottom of the first when Stephen Vogt doubled home Daric Barton with one out. Salt Lake quickly took over the advantage with a two-run bottom of the first, before Sacramento tied the game in the top of the second on an Andy Parrino two-run double. The River Cats went ahead with a run in the top of the fifth, but the Bees responded with two runs in the bottom half, taking a 4-3 lead into the sixth inning.
Sacramento tied the game in the top of the sixth, on a Barton groundout, but it didn’t last long as Salt Lake retook the advantage in the bottom of the seventh. Each team scored twice in the eighth, accounting for the sixth and seventh lead changes of the game and giving the Bees the victory.
Vogt went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and is 8-for-10 with seven RBIs in his last two games, while Barton finished 2-for-5 with a run, three RBIs and a double on Saturday. Michael Taylor and Shane Peterson each went 2-for-5 as the Cats had 12 hits in all.
The regular-season finale between the River Cats and Bees is set for 12:05 p.m. on Sunday.