SACRAMENTO — Shortstop Tyler Ladendorf reached safely in all four of his at-bats and drove in three runs to help the Sacramento River Cats come back from a three-run deficit to defeat the Salt Lake Bees, 5-4, on Saturday night at Raley Field.
After scoring three runs in the top of the fourth, Salt Lake was briefly up 4-0, but the Cats responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame.
In the sixth, Michael Taylor scored on a Bees throwing error, tying things at 4-4, then Ladendorf’s single brought Ryan Ortiz home with the eventual winning run.
The two teams are back at Raley Field Sunday for a doubleheader beginning at 1:05 p.m.
Gray’s gem sends A’s past Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Sonny Gray overcame a shaky start to allow one run in seven innings, Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics won for the fifth time in six games, beating the Seattle Mariners, 3-1, on Saturday.
Gray (2-0) gave up his only run in the first, and stymied the Mariners from there, allowing only three more hits. It was another dominant performance by the young right-hander who has given up only two earned runs in three starts this season, and earned his second win in a week against Seattle.
Donaldson’s first inning blow was the only offense Oakland needed. He lined a 2-0 pitch from Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez (1-2) over the hand-operated scoreboard for the early lead. Brandon Moss singled home Coco Crisp in the third to finish the scoring.
Giants’ Cain is tough-luck loser to Colorado
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tommy Kahnle and four relievers combined for two-hit ball over six innings after Brett Anderson was injured, leading Colorado past Matt Cain and San Francisco, 1-0.
Troy Tulowitzki had a sacrifice fly in the third, and Kahnle (2-0) allowed one base runner in two innings.
Cain (0-2) allowed four hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts and three walks. He is winless in his last seven starts at home.
Rockies relievers extended their scoreless streak to 9 2/3 innings in the series.
Anderson left with a bruised left index finger after allowing a hit in three innings. It was the Rockies’ third win in their last 17 games at San Francisco’s waterfront ballpark.