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.

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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.

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

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