Cain’s return to Fresno – Matt Cain, the San Francisco Giants pitcher who’s one of the most decorated Fresno Grizzlies players ever, made a rehab start against his former Triple-A team. He gave up six runs (four earned) off 10 hits in five innings for the Sacramento River Cats as the Grizzlies locked up a 6-2 win Saturday before the announced crowd of 11,337 at Chukchansi Park. Colin Moran homered off Cain and finished 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs. Tyler White added two hits and an RBI. The Grizzlies scored five runs off Cain in the third inning alone. Fresno starting pitcher Evan Grills tossed 6 2/3 scoreless inning while racking up eight strikeouts in his second Triple-A start of his career.
Up next – Fresno will play its final home game of the season Sunday, hosting rival Sacramento to close a five-game series. First pitch is 5:05 p.m. RH Keegan Yuhl (0-3, 9.60 ERA) will try to piece together his first quality performance in Triple-A after being battered and literally bruised through his first three outings with the Grizzlies. Yuhl, a 35th-round pick by the Astros in 2014, has allowed 18 runs in 15 innings and three starts with the Grizzlies. And during his last start at Chukchansi Park, he had to leave the game in the middle of the fourth inning after getting hit by a line drive, with the ball striking his wrist and chin. He’ll face River Cats RH Clayton Blackburn (6-10, 4.63), who has given up four runs over seven innings in each of his two starts against the Grizzlies this season. A road trip to Tacoma and Sacramento closes out the Grizzlies’ schedule.
Promotions galore – For their final home game of the year, the Grizzlies are offering $1 tickets for the Field Level Reserve area and will be giving away leftover promotions items throughout the game.
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