WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Since joining the Oakland Athletics Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento on Friday, Brandon Inge has been on a tear.
Assigned to a rehabilitation assignment by Oakland, Inge has stolen the spotlight from 12-time All-Star Manny Ramirez who is also in Sacramento as he prepares to return from a 50-game Major League suspension.
On Saturday alone, Inge went 5-for-5 with seven RBIs as the Sacramento River Cats defeated the Reno Aces 10-0 before a crowd of 11,326.
Inge finished with two home runs, one which was a grand slam, two doubles and a single. His seven RBIs fell one short of the all-time River Cats record of eight - set by Cody McCay in 2002, which was later tied by Dan Johnson in 2004.
Through two games with the River Cats, Inge has gone 6-for-7 with eight RBIs. He was placed on the disabled list by Oakland on May 13 after suffering a right groin injury.