Conner Crumbliss put Sacramento ahead to stay with a three-run homer off Jeremy Bonderman as the River Cats beat the Tacoma Rainiers 5-4 Thursday night.

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Conner Crumbliss put Sacramento ahead to stay with a three-run homer off Jeremy Bonderman as the River Cats beat the Tacoma Rainiers 5-4 Thursday night in the Pacific Coast League.

Crumbliss, the River Cats’ No. 9 hitter, erased a 3-1 Rainiers lead with a three-run homer in the second inning. It was his first homer of the season.

Bonderman (0-1), a veteran right-hander from Pasco, settled down after a shaky start and pitched into the sixth inning. He allowed nine hits and five runs — all earned while striking out four with one walk.

The Rainiers (5-2) managed only six singles against Sacramento starter Dan Straily and two relievers.

Tacoma catcher Mike Zunino, hitting .385 with four home runs in his first year in AAA, had the night off.