Grizzlies Report for 6/28: Fresno 3, Salt Lake 2

The Fresno BeeJune 28, 2014 

Big, bad Brandon: Rehabbing San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (thumb) hit a go-ahead, run-scoring double in the bottom of the eighth, capping a 3-for-4 night to lead the Fresno Grizzlies over Salt Lake 3-2 in a Pacific Coast League game at Chukchansi Park.

Rally time: Trailing 2-1, Guillermo Quiroz opened the eighth with a double before being replaced by pinch-runner Adalberto Santos. Gary Brown sacrificed Santos to third and Tony Abreu brought him home with a single to left. Belt followed with a double to the wall in right-center which allowed Abreu to score from first.

Slamming the door: Grizzlies closer Heath Hembree pitched a scoreless ninth for his 15th save.

Solid start: RH Mitch Lively allowed two runs, neither earned, in 6 2/3 innings on four hits and two walks. He was not involved in the decision.

Coming to an end: Fresno SS Nick Noonan went 0-for-3 as hit hitting streak was snapped at 12 games.

Welcome back: RH Jake Dunning, who was designated for assignment earlier this month, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Fresno. Dunning, who made one appearance in San Francisco this season, is 0-1 with a 5.88 ERA in 33 2/3 innings with the Grizzlies.

'Awesome' song: Grizzlies reliever Erik Cordier has tossed 9 2/3 scoreless innings over eight appearances while limiting opponents to a .033 average (1 for 30) since changing his walk-up music to "Everything is Awesome" from the Lego movie soundtrack.

Outfield switcheroo: Fresno had an unusual outfield alignment with Gary Brown in right field and Darren Ford in center. It was Brown's first appearance of the season in right field after playing 73 games in center. Brown was tested in the second, making a tough catch against the wall on a deep drive by Ian Stewart.

Going south: The Grizzlies have a 29-18 record against Pacific Southern opponents Las Vegas, El Paso, Albuquerque and Salt Lake and a 12-24 mark against everyone else.

Up next: The series concludes at 6:05 p.m. today with Grizzlies LH Edwin Escobar (3-7, 5.09) facing Bees RH Caleb Clay (1-0, 1.59). Escobar, a top Giants prospect, is coming off a seven-inning, two-run outing against Round Rock.

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