Grizzlies win series and split DH with a 2-1 win over Las Vegas

Brock Dykxhoorn strikes out seven in five-plus frames; A.J. Reed's two-run single is the difference

By Fresno Grizzlies | July 7, 2018 1:43 AM

In Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, the Fresno Grizzlies (52-37) beat the Las Vegas 51s (42-48) 2-1 at Chukchansi Park. Fresno starter Brock Dykxhoorn (3-1) earned the win. He provided five and two-thirds innings, giving up three hits, one run (earned) while punching out seven. In 45 and two-thirds Triple-A frames (eighth start), he has walked six batters and fanned 47.

On the other hand, Las Vegas starter Harol Gonzalez (0-1) suffered the loss in his Triple-A debut. He went six innings, scattering four hits, two runs (earned), walking a pair and whiffing one.

A leadoff homer by Matthew den Dekker gave the 51s a 1-0 advantage. It was his 11th clout of the season and his second in as many nights.

AJ Reed regained a 2-1 Grizzlies lead with a two-run single to center in the bottom of the third. It was his 71st and 72nd RBI of the season, tops in Triple-A.

That would be enough for Brendan McCurry to finish off a Fresno win. He secured his 10th save of the year.

With the victory, the Grizzlies improved to 5-0 in the fifth game of a series and won their 13th set in 22 chances.

Both teams enjoy four days off as the All Star Break approaches. The teams will resume play on Thursday night.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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