SACRAMENTO — Brandon Hicks’ single with two outs in the bottom of the 14th inning lifted the River Cats over the Zephyrs.
Mac Williamson singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a ground-out to set up Hicks’ single down the left field line to give the Cats their 11th consecutive win.
Brett Bochy worked one inning of relief and earned the win. Jorge DeLeon took the loss in his Zephyrs debut.
The Zephyrs grabbed the lead in the top of the ninth inning when Vinny Rottino doubled and scored on a Juan Diaz RBI single. The River Cats scored to tie and send it to extra innings.
The Z’s dropped their 12th consecutive and 20 of their past 22 games. Sacramento is 63-63. The Zephyrs dropped to 51-75.
The Zephyrs dropped to 6-8 in extra-inning games. ... The Marlins purchased the contract of reliever Scott McGough, who had not yielded a hit over his last eight innings with the Zephyrs. ... Jake Esch and left-handed reliever Cody Ege joined the Zephyrs from Double-A Jacksonville. Acquired from the Texas Rangers on July 31 in a trade for Sam Dyson, Ege allowed one run and four hits in 8.1 innings with 11 strikeouts in five appearances for the Suns with a 1.01 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 40 games across three levels of the minors this season. ... New Orleans dropped its season-high 12th consecutive game, the longest losing streak since a club-record 13-game skid from July 11-26, 2009. ... The Z’s are on their third losing streak of at least six games, all since the All-Star break.
WHO: Zephyrs at River Cats
WHEN: 9:05 p.m.
WHERE: Zephyr Field, Metairie
PROBABLE PITCHERS: Zephyrs LHP Travis Blackley (4-7, 5.82 ERA) vs. River Cats LHP Ty Blach (11-10, 4.21 ERA)
RADIO: WMTI-FM, 106.1.