The Fresno Grizzlies opened a four-game series with the Albuquerque Isotopes at Isotopes Park in the first seven inning game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The scheduled series opener on Friday was postponed due to rain. Fresno took a 2-1 victory over Albuquerque in game one.
The Grizzlies got on the board first in the third frame when Tyler White (2-for-3) crushed a two-run home run to center that scored Tony Kemp (single). It was White's first game back in the Fresno lineup after returning from the Houston Astros. It was his 20th homer of the season for the Grizzlies and 23rd overall after hitting three bombs with the Astros.
The Isotopes cut the Grizzlies' lead to a 2-1 final in the bottom of the third. Noel Cuevas (3-for-4) knocked a RBI single that scored Rosell Hererra (walk). Albuquerque starter Ryan Carpenter (7-9) tossed all seven innings for a complete game in the loss. He allowed the two runs on just three hits and a walk with six strikeouts.
Fresno starter Rogelio Armenteros (6-1) struck out a personal and club season-high 10 batters through five innings in the win. It was his third consecutive start with nine or more strikeouts. Armenteros allowed the one run on six hits and two walks. Reliever Brendan McCurry picked up his fourth save of the season through the final two innings.
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