Sunday recap – With the game tied with two outs in the top of the tenth, Colin Moran yanked a two-run homer to right field to lift the Fresno Grizzlies to a 3-1 win against El Paso in the series opener at Southwest University Park. The Grizzlies led 1-0 into the ninth, but the Chihuahuas rallied in the bottom of half to tie the game on Diego Goris’ RBI single. The win, paired with Tacoma’s home loss to Sacramento, trimmed the Grizzlies’ deficit to three games in the Pacific Northern Division. Moran’s late homer – his eighth of the season – extended Fresno’s perfect record when leading after eight innings to 50-0.
Up next – Fresno RH Brad Peacock (5-5, 4.13 ERA) will face LH Frank Garces (4-6, 5.04) as the Grizzlies take on the Chihuahuas in Game 2 of the four-game series in El Paso. First pitch is 6:05 p.m. Peacock will make his 20th start of the season. Peacock has been in the zone since the All-Star break, going 2-1 with a 1.45 ERA in three starts. He also has a 1.04 WHIP over 18 2/3 innings in that span. Garces, on the other hand, has dropped his last three starts for the Chihuahuas and since the break has given up 18 runs in 20 1/3 innings for a 7.97 ERA.
Roster move – Outfielder/second baseman Tony Kemp was recalled to parent-club Houston after Saturday’s game, after Colby Rasmus was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Derek Fisher, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound left fielder, was promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi. Fisher, picked 37th overall in the 2014 draft, batted .245 with 16 home runs, 23 stolen bases, 59 runs batted in and an .804 OPS in 371 at-bats.
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