Tuesday in AAA: McHugh Good Again but Bats Silent for 51s

Sacramento River Cats 2, @ Las Vegas 51s 1

Right hander Collin McHugh pitched around trouble in the 1st and 2nd innings, surrendering just one unearned run in the opening frame on his way to a no-decision. The final line for McHugh: 5.2IP 1R 0ER 3K 3BB 102 pitches 64 strikes, lowering his era to 0.50 in three starts.

River Cats starter Dan Straily (2-0) was just a little better, going seven innings, allowing just four hits and striking out seven for the win. McHugh Vegas Head

The lone run for Las Vegas (6-7) came in the 4th inning when 2b Wilmer Flores drove in cf Juan Lagares from second base with a single to right field. It was the sixth run batted in this season for Flores, who atoned for his error in the 1st inning allowing the River Cats initial run to score. Lagares had a solid night, going 3 for 4 in addition to scoring the only 51s run.

Sacramento (7-6) broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the 7th inning when Grant Green doubled off Vegas reliever Gonzalez Germen (1-1) with one out. Michael Choice then drove Green in one out later with a single to left, giving the River Cats a lead they wouldn’t surrender. Germen took the loss for the 51s, his first of the season.

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