Fresno, California (Wednesday, July 24) - The Sacramento River Cats (56-47) defeated the Fresno Grizzlies (52-51) 9-1 from Chukchansi Park. With the loss, Fresno dropped four games back of Sacramento for first place in the Pacific Northern Division. The Grizzlies will also try to avoid being swept for the first time this season tomorrow night (26 series).
Ben Braymer (0-3) suffered a hard-luck decision for Fresno. The lefty hurled six innings (Triple-A high), allowing three runs (earned) on six hits, three walks and four strikeouts. Carter Kieboom and Jake Noll both lengthened their personal-best hit streaks. Kieboom extended his streak to 11 games while Noll pushed his to nine contests.
Yoanys Quiala (6-5) set the tone with five solid frames. The righty gave up one hit and one run, which was unearned. He fanned three and received the victory. Mike Gerber and Francisco Pena homered for consecutive evenings. The pair had three combined RBI. Cristhian Adames also went deep, a solo shot in the eighth. He had three hits, two RBI and two runs. The River Cats finished the affair with 12 hits with half of them for extra-bases.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• LHP Ben Braymer (6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K)
• 1B Jake Noll (1-3, BB)
• 3B Carter Kieboom (1-4, R)
Top Performers: Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants)
• RHP Yoanys Quiala (5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)
• 2B Cristhian Adames (3-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB)
• RF Mike Gerber (2-4, HR, 2B, RBI, R, BB)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: Prior to tonight, the first six games played at Chukchansi Park in 2019 between the River Cats and Grizzlies/Tacos had not gone the regulated nine innings. Two rainouts forced seven-inning doubleheaders on May 17th and 19th. The contests on May 20th and July 23 both went to extras (10 innings). Fresno went 2-4 in those games.
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