Grizzlies Report for 7/10: Fresno 3, Sacramento 2

The Fresno BeeJuly 10, 2014 

GRIZZLIES

Fresno Grizzlies catcher Andrew Susac, right, is welcomed after homering in the 2nd inning against the Sacramento River Cats' Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Fresno, Calif.

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Closing with a win: Starting pitcher Jose De Paula set up Fresno with four scoreless innings at the start and Adam Duvall powered the offense by going 3 for 3 with what proved to be the deciding home run as the Grizzlies beat Sacramento 3-2 in front of 5,918 fans in a Pacific Coast League game at Chukchansi Park. It wrapped up the series and homestand.

No-hitter through 4: De Paula (3-3), a left-hander, got off to a stellar start, holding the River Cats hitless through four innings. In the fifth, De Paula coughed up his first earned runs in four appearances covering 132/3 innings dating to June 21. De Paula, who entered the season as major league parent club San Francisco's No. 26 prospect, was done after five. He finished with seven strikeouts while allowing two runs on four hits and a walk.

Still swinging: Duvall's offensive tear continued, as he also had two singles and a walk. The solo homer, a shot to left that bounced over the gates and into the Fulton Mall, was his PCL-leading 26th of the season. He also has a league-high 77 RBIs. Duvall is 12 for 21 (.572) since being sent back by the Giants to Fresno on July 6.

All-Star highlight reel: Grizzlies Triple-A All-Star catcher Andrew Susac drilled a two-run homer off the giant speakers beyond the center field wall in the second. It was Susac's ninth homer overall and his second of the eight-game homestand.

One to savor: Right-hander Jason Berken notched his first career save, pitching four shutout innings. Berken gave up three hits, walked two and struck out two.

Damage done: The River Cats' Josh Whitaker was on target with one of his foul balls, sending the first pitch of his at-bat in the sixth inning into the stadium suites, hitting the sign for No. 21 and knocking out one of the screws to leave it dangling for the rest of the game.

Up next: Grizzlies LH Mike Kickham (6-5, 3.61 ERA) heads to the mound for the first of four at Tacoma. The Rainiers counter with Erasmo Ramirez (1-4, 4.54) in the 7 p.m. game Friday at Cheney Stadium.

Grizzlies 3, River Cats 2

Sacramento

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Wilson, CF 4 0 1 2 0 0 .333

Elmore, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .261

Parrino, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .278

Peterson, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .310

Whitaker, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .218

Barton, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .281

Martinez, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 .261

Buss, DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 .279

Ortiz, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .240

Totals 33 2 7 2 3 9 .278

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Brown, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .272

Scutaro, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 .100

Abreu, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .274

Duvall, 3B 3 2 3 1 1 0 .317

Ishikawa, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 .255

Susac, C 3 1 1 2 0 1 .273

Minicozzi, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .286

Dominguez, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 .262

Noonan, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 .245

Totals 28 3 4 3 3 14 .276

Sacramento 000 020 000 — 2 7 0

Fresno 020 100 00x — 3 4 1

E: Duvall (14). LOB: Sacramento 7; Fresno 5. 2B: Peterson (25). HR: Susac (9), Duvall (26). RBI: Wilson 2 (30); Susac 2 (20), Duvall (77).

Sacramento IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Leon (L, 9-3) 6.0 3 3 3 2 13 4.47

House2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0.00

Fresno IP H R ER BB SO ERA

De Paula (W, 3-3) 5.0 4 2 2 1 7 4.15

Berken (S, 1) 4.0 3 0 0 2 2 4.41

HBP: Scutaro (by House). T: 2:35.

A: 5,918.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (A's) 54 40 .574 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 51 44 .537 3½

Fresno (Giants) 46 49 .484 8½

Tacoma (Mariners) 44 49 .473 9½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 55 40 .579 —

El Paso (Padres) 46 49 .484 8½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 43 52 .453 11½

Salt Lake (Angels) 38 57 .400 16½

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs) 49 44 .527 —

Omaha (Royals) 49 45 .521 ½

Okla. City (Astros) 48 47 .505 2

Colo. Springs (Rockies) 42 52 .447 7½

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 49 46 .516 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 47 45 .511 ½

New Orleans (Marlins) 47 47 .500 1½

Memphis (Cardinals) 45 47 .489 2½

Thursday

Memphis 1, Nashville 0

Albuquerque 7, El Paso 6, comp. of susp. game

Omaha 7, Iowa 1

Round Rock 10, Colorado Springs 4

New Orleans 10, Oklahoma City 8

El Paso 8, Albuquerque 7 (7 inn.)

Tacoma 18, Salt Lake 2

Fresno 3, Sacramento 2

Las Vegas 9, Reno 4

Friday

Memphis at New Orleans, 5 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Iowa, 5:05 p.m.

Round Rock at Nashville, 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Colorado Springs, 6:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at El Paso, 6:05 p.m.

Reno at Sacramento, 7:05 p.m.

Fresno at Tacoma, 7:05 p.m.

Albuquerque at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday

Okla. City at Iowa, 11:05 a.m., 1st game

Memphis at New Orleans, 4 p.m.

Round Rock at Nashville, 4:35 p.m.

Okla. City at Iowa, 5:05 p.m., 2nd game

Fresno at Tacoma, 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Colorado Springs, 5:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at El Paso, 6:05 p.m.

Albuquerque at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.

Reno at Sacramento, 7:05 p.m.

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