The Fort Worth Cats hit two home runs and Brandon Cowan and four relief pitchers held Rio Grande Valley to two runs despite eight hits in a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at LaGrave Field.
Oscar Garcia hit a solo home run in the first inning, and Tim Alberts hit a two-run shot in the second for the Cats.
Cowan gave up seven hits and two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Ben Ruff, Ronan Pacheco, Dylan Rucker and Chase Johnson combined to give up one hit in 2 2/3 innings.
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