Six-run seventh helps Fort Worth Cats win third straight

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The Fort Worth Cats used a six-run seventh inning to pull away from Rio Grande Valley 10-6 Thursday night at Harlingen Field for their third straight win.

With the score tied 4-4 entering the seventh, the Cats (22-12) roughed up WhiteWings reliever Tyler Herr (0-1) for five runs, the big blow coming on a Cameron Monger’s two-out ground-rule double that cleared the bases.

The WhiteWings (16-18) pitchers struggled, giving up 18 hits. In all, five Cats batters finished with two or more hits, including four from Chris Ellison and three apiece from Shelby Ford and Aljay Davis.

Rio Grande Valley starter A.J. Smouse, who came into the game with a 4-1 record and a 3.22 ERA, was chased in the sixth after giving up four runs on 10 hits.

Daniel Meeley, who had eight hits in his last five games against Rio Grande Valley, continued his hot hitting by going 4 for 4 with a run and an RBI.

Cats starter Roman Gomez, who had given up 13 runs in his last 161/3 innings, gave up four runs on five hits in six innings before turning the game over to Matt Eshleman. Eshleman (1-0) gave up two runs on no hits and two walks but still got his first win of the season.

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