Jul 23, 2010 12:41 AM

River Cats sweep Sox

The Sacramento River Cats completed a four-game sweep of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox with a 14-9 win on Thursday afternoon at Security Service Field in front of 5,637 fans. The sweep was the first ever for either team against the other in the all-time series, spanning 115 games.

The River Cats knocked out 15 hits, eight for extra bases, as they continued their torrid hitting. In the series, the River Cats plated 49 runs on 52 hits. Seven River Cats had multi-hit games with four of those also registering multi-RBI games.

For the Sky Sox, the offense was also hammering away with 12 hits and nine runs. Matt Miller went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI to improve his team-leading batting average to .340 and Chris Nelson finished 3-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and an RBI. Troy Tulowitzki wrapped up his rehab time with the Sky Sox after playing six innings and going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Veteran pitcher Boof Bonser (1-1) picked up the win after giving up three runs in five innings of work and Josh Muecke (3-5) took the loss after surrendering four runs in 5.2 innings.

The Sky Sox begin a three-city, 12-game road trip Friday as they head first to Salt Lake City to take on the Salt Lake Bees.




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