Season finale – The Fresno Grizzlies ended their season on a three-game win streak, defeating the Sacramento River Cats 4-3 on Monday at Raley Field. Danny Worth lined a single to right and drove in Derek Fisher for the go-ahead run with one out in the top of the ninth. Earlier in the game, Fisher launched his fifth home run with the Grizzlies and 21st overall on the season. He finished 2 for 4. Jon Kemmer and Alejandro Garcia also drove in a run each. Brendan Curry got the save with a scoreless ninth. The Grizzlies moved to 22-10 against their Highway 99 rivals over the past two seasons, including 11-5 this season.
Up next – The Grizzlies begin the 2017 season in Fresno on April 6 with the division rival Reno Aces coming to Chukchansi Park.
Sunday recap – This time, it was the Grizzlies’ turn to come from behind in a big way. Jon Singleton’s grand slam with two out in the eighth inning erased a 4-1 River Cats lead, and Fresno relievers took over from there for a 5-4 win at Raley Field in the next-to-last game of the season. Trailing 4-1, Colin Moran and Worth singled and Garcia was hit by a pitch. Facing Sacramento’s Jean Machi (4-3) with two out, Singleton hit his 20th home run of the year to give the Grizzlies a 5-4 lead.
Season wrap – The Grizzlies finished 73-70 on the season, in third place and eight games back of the first-place Tacoma Rainiers (81-62) in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Northern Division. The Aces (76-68) took second in the division and Sacramento (69-75) was last.
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