SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ryan Howard's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave Sacramento a 5-4 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Thursday night.
It was the second straight night Sacramento rallied to hand the Chasers a one-run loss.
Omaha's Jecksson Flores hit a three-run home run in the top of the first, but Sacramento made it 3-3 when Mike Gerber and Henry Ramos hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning.
Gerber, a former Creighton standout, had two hits to raise his average to .337. Another former Jay, Pat Venditte, pitched two scoreless innings for Sacramento.
The Chasers regained a 4-3 lead on Brett Phillips' RBI single in the seventh before Howard tied it on a groundout in the eighth and delivered the game-winning hit in the 11th.
Omaha and Sacramento finish their series Friday at 9:05 p.m.
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Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins throws pitches during batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey. The Omaha Storm Chasers played the Memphis Redbirds at Werner Park.
Players for the Omaha Storm Chasers chat in the outfield during batting practice while wearing their Omaha Potholes jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia fields balls in his Omaha Potholes jersey during batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins watches batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Elier Hernandez walks to the dugout in his Omaha Potholes jersey after finishing with batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Cheslor Cuthbert walks back to the dugout at the end of the second inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' catcher Nick Dini catches a pop fly for an out in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia connects for a single that drives in a run in the ninth inning.
The Omaha Storm Chasers sold Omaha Potholes T-shirts. The team played as the Omaha Potholes and took batting practice in Omaha Pothole jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Nicky Lopez, top, tags out Memphis Redbirds' Johan Mieses as he attempts to steal second base in the third inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Zach Lovvorn throws a pitch in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Kelvin Gutierrez, right, steals second base as Memphis Redbirds' Max Schrock is late with the tag in the third inning.
Heidi Foland and her dog, Breesy, attend the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game. Foland sported her Omaha Potholes shirt during the game. The team played one night as the Omaha Potholes. Foland's dog is named after NFL quarterback Drew Brees.
Kayla Thege, left, and Mark Batt hangout with their dog, Maia, during the Storm Chasers baseball game.