Grizzlies Report 7/7: Sacramento 6, Fresno 4

The Fresno BeeJuly 7, 2014 

GRIZZLIES

Fresno Grizzlies' Gary Brown, right, slides to third safe beating Sacramento River Cats thir baseman Jose Martinez, left, in the 6th inning Monday night, July 7, 2014 in Fresno, Calif.

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Can't stop, won't stop: Slugger Adam Duvall refuses to cool off, going 3 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, but the Fresno Grizzlies still fell 6-4 to the Sacramento River Cats on Monday at Chukchansi Park. Duvall went 3 for 6 with two doubles on Sunday in his initial return to Triple-A after spending a week and a half with parent club San Francisco Giants. Duvall is hitting .308 with 23 home runs this season. In addition, Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro made his rehab debut with the Grizzlies and went 1 for 3 with an RBI before he was removed after five innings. Scutaro has been out all season at the major league level because of a back injury. There is no set number of games Scutaro is expected to play with the Grizzlies but manager Bob Mariano estimated the veteran major leaguer would play with the Grizzlies for one to two weeks.

Scutaro's night: Scutaro struck out during his first two at-bats but still managed to contribute offensively when he hit an RBI single during his final at-bat in the fifth inning. Scutaro also had four assists, including one grounder he fielded to initiate a double play.

Another Giant rehabbing: Giants infielder Ehire Adrianza also has been rehabbing with the Grizzlies, with Monday marking his fifth game. Adrianza started at third and went 1 for 4 with a walk. He's hit .286 with the Grizzlies.

Hidden cash frenzy: Several people showed up to Chukchansi Park about an hour before Monday's game but with no intention of entering the downtown stadium. Instead, they searched around the stadium for random money after the random cash giveaway promotion "Hidden Cash" came to Fresno and tweeted "Head to the big park for lots of silver and green." People dug up dirt around the ballpark and tossed aside trash in search for money. It turned out, though, that Hidden Cash had placed the money at Woodward Park.

Up next: The teams continue the series at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday with Grizzlies RH Mitch Lively (5-4, 5.22 ERA) expected to start against River Cats RH Zach Neal (2-3, 4.68).

River Cats 6, Grizzlies 4

Sacramento

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Buss, CF 5 0 1 2 0 0 .270

Elmore, 2B 5 2 2 1 0 1 .228

Parrino, SS 5 0 2 1 0 1 .283

Peterson, DH 4 0 2 1 1 0 .308

Whitaker, RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .220

Carrithers, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .305

Martinez, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .265

Aliotti, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .245

Exposito, C 4 2 2 1 0 0 .282

Totals 40 6 14 6 1 5 .278

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 .268

Scutaro, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 2 .333

Noonan, 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 .251

Adrianza, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 .308

Duvall, 1B 5 0 3 2 0 1 .309

Susac, C 2 0 0 0 2 1 .271

Ishikawa, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .255

Minicozzi, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 .286

Dominguez, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .266

Ford, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .315

Totals 34 4 10 4 3 9 .274

Sacramento 000 030 201 — 6 14 2

Fresno 000 031 000 — 4 10 0

E: Buschmann (4), Exposito (5). LOB: Sacramento 8; Fresno 9. 2B: Exposito (2), Elmore (4); Duvall 2 (14).

Sacramento

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Buschmann 4.1 8 3 3 3 5 4.54

Smyth (W, 4-2) 1.2 0 1 0 0 1 3.65

House 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00

Scribner 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 3.21

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Heston (L, 7-4) 6.2 9 5 5 1 4 3.70

Dunning 1.1 3 0 0 0 1 5.21

Reifer 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 4.36

T: 3:01. A: 4,978.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 53 38 .582 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 49 42 .538 4

Fresno (Giants) 44 48 .478 9½

Tacoma (Mariners) 42 48 .467 10½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 53 38 .582 —

El Paso (Padres) 44 48 .478 9½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 42 50 .457 11½

Salt Lake (Angels) 37 55 .402 16½

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs) 48 42 .533 —

Omaha (Royals) 47 44 .516 1½

Oklahoma City (Astros) 47 45 .511 2

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 41 50 .451 7½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 48 44 .522 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 45 44 .506 1½

New Orleans (Marlins) 45 46 .495 2½

Memphis (Cardinals) 43 46 .483 3½

Monday

Omaha 7 Iowa 3

Colorado Springs 6 Round Rock 4

New Orleans 10 Oklahoma City 1

Memphis 2 Nashville 1

Salt Lake 6 Tacoma 5

Albuquerque 7 El Paso 5

Sacramento 6 Fresno 4

Reno 14 Las Vegas 5

Tuesday

Nashville at Memphis 5:02 p.m.

New Orleans at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Iowa at Omaha 5:05 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

El Paso at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Salt Lake 6:05 p.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 7:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Reno 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday

Iowa at Omaha 10:05 a.m.

Colorado Springs at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

Nashville at Memphis 5:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Tacoma at Salt Lake 6:05 p.m.

El Paso at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Reno 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 7:05 p.m.

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