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Grizzlies Report for July 27: Tacoma 11, Fresno 10

Monday recap: Fresno came back from a six-run deficit in the seventh inning with a seven-run, eight-hit rally for a one-run lead, only to have it washed away on a pair of wild pitches by reliever James Hoyt that allowed two runs to score in the bottom of the eighth as Tacoma escaped with an 11-10 win to steal the series three games to one at Cheney Stadium. The Grizzlies, losers of three straight and seven of their past 10, saw their first-place lead in the Pacific Northern Division shrink to nine games. Tony Kemp snapped his 0-for-24 skid with a bunt single in the second, sparked the seventh-inning rally with a leadoff single and had a two-run triple to cap the seven-run inning.

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Grizzlies Report: Tacoma 12, Fresno 5

Monday lookahead: Fresno RH Brady Rodgers (8-5, 4.26 ERA) will face LH Roenis Elias (3-0, 6.14) when the Grizzlies close out the series in Tacoma at 11:35 a.m. Rodgers has consistently improved in his first full season at the Triple-A level, holding opponents to a .253 batting average while going 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts in July. The Grizzlies have an off day Tuesday before ending their 12-day, 11-game road trip with a three-game series in Reno.

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Grizzlies Report for July 25: Tacoma 8, Fresno 7

Saturday recap: The Fresno Grizzlies blew a late lead then wasted a ninth-inning rally after Jabari Blash hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the host Tacoma Rainiers to an 8-7 victory Saturday night. An inning earlier, the Grizzlies squandered a 5-2 lead after reliever Kevin Chapman surrendered five runs (two earned) on four hits in the eighth as the Rainiers pulled ahead by two runs. Chapman, who got just one out, was ejected by home plate umpire Ron Teague shortly after the pitcher was removed from the game. The Grizzlies managed to tie it in the top of the ninth, scoring twice with the bases loaded. But Grizzlies reliever Tyson Perez coughed up a solo homer to Blash during the first at-bat of the bottom half of the inning. The bullpen blowup prevented Grizzlies starting pitcher Mark Appel from getting the win despite his best start in five Triple-A games. Appel, the No. 1 overall pick from the 2013 draft, allowed just one run on four hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out four. Tacoma’s Jesus Montero finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs. Fresno’s Tyler White went 3 for 5 with two RBIs.

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