The Memphis Redbirds continued their win streak on Saturday with a 6-4 win over the Sacramento River Cats which also gave them their 20th win on the season.
The scoring began early in the top of the first when Greg Garcia connected on an RBI single to make the score 1-0. The Redbirds would extend that lead in the top of the fifth with two RBI single’s by Dean Anna and Dan Johnson and then a Greg Garcia bases loaded walk making the score 4-0 Memphis.
However much like the Redbirds on Friday, the River Cats would not go quietly as they would score four runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 4 which ended the night for Memphis starter John Gast. Gast pitched 4 and 2/3 innings surrendering four runs, all earned, nine hits, one walk, and having four strikeouts.
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Greg Garcia would again pull through in the top of the seventh with a two RBI single making the score 6-4 which would be the all the scoring the Redbirds would need. Greg Garcia’s final line on the night was 2 for 3 with one walk and three RBI’s. Garcia is now tied with Ed Easley for the best batting average on the team with a .299.
Getting the win for the Redbirds was Keith Butler. Butler pitched the last out of the fifth and all of the sixth giving up only one hit along the way. Butler’s record this season is now 2-2. Sam Tuivailala earned his fifth save of the season.
The Redbirds will look for the sweep and their seventh straight win today against the River Cats. Zach Petrick will be the starting pitcher for the Redbirds while Ty Blach will be the starter for the River Cats. First pitch is set for 3:05 CT.