•Grizzlies on Friday:
Fresno’s Luis Cruz (0-1, 7.07 ERA), a 24-year-old left-hander from Puerto Rico, has struck out 15, but also given up 18 hits in 14 innings entering a 7:05 p.m. start against Tacoma RH Forrest Snow (0-1, 4.30).
Carlos Rivero blasted a three-run home run to highlight a seven-run Tacoma first inning and the Rainiers went on to a 13-3 Pacific Coast League victory over the Fresno Grizzlies. Tacoma also had a six-run sixth inning that featured Julio Morban’s three-run shot.
•Stat of the day:
Grizzlies left fielder Preston Tucker blasted his PCL-leading ninth home run of the season, a a two-run shot in the third inning for Fresno. Tucker finished 2 for 5 to raise his season batter average to .329.