AAA Playoff Dish: Sacramento Wins PCL Again


Sacramento 4, Oklahoma 2 (Sacramento won the best-of-5 series 3-1)

With the series locked up at 1-1, the River Cats won 8-5 on Friday before taking the series with a 4-2 victory yesterday. All four of Sacramento’s runs were driven in by center fielder Carlos Gonzalez, who went 2-for-3 with a home run. Lefthander Brett Anderson gave up two runs on five hits while walking three and striking out three for his second win of the playoffs. The victory marks the second-consecutive PCL championship for the River Cats, and their fourth in the past six years. Sacramento will now face Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Bricktown Showdown on Tuesday night. River Cats outfielder Chris Denorfia shared the PCL Postseason MVP award with Gonzalez. Denorfia, the team’s leadoff hitter throughout the playoffs, hit .486 (17-for-35) with four home runs and 12 runs scored in the playoffs, while Gonzalez hit .406 (13-for-32) with two home runs and eight RBIs.