SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento River Cats relied on a pair of newcomers to beat the Omaha Royals on Wednesday afternoon at Raley Field. Lenny DiNardo pitched six scoreless innings and Joe Gaetti homered and had three hits in the Sacramento 4-1 win.
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got the start, his first since being sent down to Triple-A from the big leagues. He allowed only three hits and no walks in six innings of shut-out baseball.
, just promoted from Double-A Midland, homered in his first at-bat as a River Cat. He went 3-4 with seven total bases and two RBIs in his debut.
got the start for Omaha. He allowed four runs in six innings and was stuck with the loss.
makes contact on a single in the second inning. He went 3-4 with a run scored and brought his average up to .225.
Former Oakland A's top prospect Angel Berroa
was at second for Omaha.
unsuccessfully dives for a ball in the first inning that went for a double. He would later make a nice diving catch.
hits a ground-out. He would later homer, his fourth of the season.
Shortstop Mike Aviles
makes a leaping throw to get Baisley at first.
threw two scoreless innings of relief for Omaha.
Ryan Shealy circles the bases after his solo homer off of Jeff Gray
in the seventh. It would be Omaha's only run.
Blasi celebrates with Brad Ziegler
after Ziegler threw the final 1.1 innings to earn the save.