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Despite losing the first game of the series against the Zephyrs on May 23, it was the third win for the River Cats this week.
Michael Taylor (LF) scored his first home run of the season during the second inning and Josh Donaldson (C) hit one in the bottom of the seventh.
With 6,111 people in attendance, the crowd had high energy and enthusiasm, with children yelling “Dinger! Dinger!” and KISS fans singing “I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night.”
There were several mistakes made by the Zephyrs that kept the River Cats in the lead throughout the game.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Eric Sogard (SS) hit the ball and Zephyrs player Joe Thurston (2B) dropped the ball, allowing Jemile Weeks (2B) to run to second base, then third.
Zephyrs manager Greg Norton contested that the ball had been caught and argued with the umpire after which Norton got ejected from the game.
A hit from Taylor allowed Weeks to score, bringing the River Cats to 6 while Zephyrs remained at 0.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, designated hitter Adrian Cardenas hit the ball to Osvaldo Martinez (SS), but Martinez dropped the ball, letting Cardenas run to first.
The River Cats played well defensively, especially in the eighth inning.
Matt Dominguez (SS) of the Zephyrs started the inning with a triple. After, Thurston hit the ball to second base and it was caught by Weeks, marking one out.
Ruben Gotay (3B) hit a fly ball to center fielder Matt Carson who caught the ball.
It was a race between Dominguez from third base and a throw by Carson all the way from outfield to home. Dominguez slid into home, but the ball was a bit faster, making the third out and ending the game, 7-2, River Cats.
The River Cats now have a record of 31-17.
The River Cats will be away to face-off the Reno Aces Friday.