Recap – The Fresno Grizzlies couldn’t tame the Memphis Redbirds, giving up five unanswered runs over the seventh and eighth innings in an 8-1 loss. The Grizzlies failed to earn their first series win of the season, instead settling for a split in Sunday’s finale at AutoZone Park. Fresno starter Mike Hauschild held the Redbirds scoreless through five innings before getting tagged for three runs on three consecutive singles, an error and a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Jonathan Rodriguez led the charge for Memphis, going 3 for 4 including a solo homer in the seventh and three-run double in the eighth. Hauschild gave up six hits, three runs and struck out five as he fell to 3-5. Andrew Aplin scored Fresno’s only run on Danny Worth’s sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Up next – The Grizzlies open an eight-game homestand Monday at 6:35 p.m. against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. It’s the Triple-A Dodgers affiliate’s only four-game series at Chukchansi Park until the 2018 season. Grizzlies LH Tommy Shirley (3-3, 3.03) will face RH Mike Bolsinger (0-0, 2.25). Later in the series, Dodgers’ pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu is expected to make a rehab start Wednesday, while top prospect Julio Urias is slated to throw Thursday night.
DL swap – A.J. Reed (hamstring) returned from the disabled list Sunday, batting third and playing first base for the Grizzlies. He was 1 for 2 with a line-drive single to right, walked once and struck out once. Fresno placed RH Brad Peacock on the seven-day DL retroactive to Saturday.
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