Grizzlies Report 6/2: Fresno 5, Sacramento 2

The Fresno BeeJune 2, 2014 

Closing the gap: Juan Ciriaco delivered the winning hit for a second straight game, with his run-scoring single highlighting a four-run seventh that sent the Fresno Grizzlies past the Sacramento River Cats 5-2 at Chukchansi Park on Monday night. The Grizzlies moved over the .500 mark at 30-29 while slicing the River Cats' lead in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Northern Division to 5 1/2 games.

Excellent Escobar: Grizzlies LH Edwin Escobar, the No. 2-rated prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization according to Baseball America, turned in one of his best starts of the season, pitching seven innings and allowing one earned run on six hits while improving to 3-5.

What a relief: Escobar's effort gave a breather to a taxed Fresno bullpen, which had allowed 23 earned runs in 30 1/3 innings (a 6.82 ERA) over the previous six games.

Rolling on: Fresno's Adam Duvall extended his hitting streak to a team-leading 11 games with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Duvall is among the PCL leaders with 16 home runs (second) and 45 RBIs (third).

The new guy: RH Jorge Bucardo made his Grizzlies debut during their 10-9, 11-inning, comeback victory Sunday. After arriving in Fresno during the third inning following his promotion from Class-A San Jose, Bucardo entered with two outs in the fifth and worked two scoreless innings. He did not pitch Monday.

Parting gift: Stephen Vogt, the former Central Valley Christian High standout who was promoted from Sacramento to parent-club Oakland on Sunday, was named the PCL's offensive player of the week after hitting .440 (11 for 25) with four doubles, two home runs, six runs and seven RBIs in six games. After returning from the disabled list (oblique strain) on May 11, Vogt hit .397 with 16 RBIs in 16 games before his promotion.

Up next: The finale of the four-game series at Chukchansi Park is set for 11:05 a.m. Tuesday with River Cats RH Dan Straily (2-0, 4.01) opposing Grizzlies RH Jason Berken (7-3, 4.24).

Grizzlies 5, River Cats 2

Sacramento

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Buss, LF 4 0 2 1 1 1 .272

Parrino, 2B 4 1 0 0 0 2 .302

Barton, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 .302

Freiman, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .267

Peterson, CF 4 0 0 1 0 2 .305

Taylor, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .249

Martinez, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .272

Lipkin, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .242

Ladendorf, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 .314

Totals 34 2 8 2 3 8 .280

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .260

Panik, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .323

Minicozzi, LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .415

Duvall, DH 4 1 0 1 0 0 .333

Ishikawa, 1B 2 1 1 0 2 1 .288

Dominguez, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .283

Noonan, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 .268

Ciriaco, 3B 2 1 1 1 1 0 .229

Brown, C 3 1 1 1 0 1 .333

Totals 29 5 6 4 4 4 .277

Sacramento 000 010 010 00 — 2 9 1

Fresno 000 100 400 0x — 5 6 0

LOB: Sacramento 18; Fresno 5. 2B: Brown (8), Freiman (16), Barton (5). HR: Duvall (16).

Sacramento

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Walden (L, 2-2) 6.2 6 5 4 4 3 4.28

Hooker 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 4.18

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Escobar (W, 3-5) 7.0 6 1 1 1 6 4.82

Runzier 2.0 2 1 1 2 2 1.04

HBP: Minicozzi (by Walden).

T: 2:32. A: 4,785.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 35 23 .603 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 34 23 .596 ½

Fresno (Giants) 30 29 .508 5½

Tacoma (Mariners) 22 34 .393 12

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 34 23 .596 —

El Paso (Padres) 29 30 .492 6

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 26 31 .456 8

Salt Lake (Angels) 21 38 .356 14

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City (Astros) 32 27 .542 —

Iowa (Cubs) 29 26 .527 1

Omaha (Royals) 30 28 .517 1½

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 24 33 .421 7

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 31 27 .534 —

New Orleans (Marlins) 29 28 .509 1½

Memphis (Cardinals) 28 29 .491 2½

Round Rock (Rangers) 26 31 .456 4½

Monday

Nashville 4 Iowa 1

Omaha 7 Round Rock 1

Oklahoma City 8 Memphis 1

El Paso 3 Tacoma 2

Albuquerque 11 Salt Lake 8

New Orleans 4 Colorado Springs 3

Fresno 5 Sacramento 2

Las Vegas 6 Reno 4

Tuesday

Iowa at Nashville 10:05 a.m.

Salt Lake at Albuquerque 11:05 a.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 11:05 a.m.

Memphis at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

Tacoma at El Paso 5:35 p.m.

New Orleans at Colorado Springs 6:05 p.m.

Reno at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday

No games scheduled

UPCOMING GRIZZLIES SCHEDULE

Thursday: at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Friday: at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Saturday: at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Sunday: at Las Vegas 12:05 p.m.

Monday: vs. Iowa 7:05 p.m.

June 10: vs. Iowa 7:05 p.m.

June 11: vs. Iowa 7:05 p.m.

June 12: vs. Iowa 7:05 p.m.

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