WEST SACRAMENTO — By going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs, former Jesuit High star and current Fresno catcher Andrew Susac led the Grizzlies past Sacramento, 7-3, on Thursday at Raley Field.
The Fresno victory sent the River Cats to 9-6, ending their six-game win streak.
Cats right-hander Josh Lindblom (1-1, 7.79 ERA) took his first loss of the season despite seven strikeouts in six innings.
The Grizzlies took a 3-0 lead in the third inning and never looked back.
Sacramento center fielder Shane Peterson hit his second home run of the season, and River Cats second baseman Alden Carrithers extended his hitting streak to 12 games in the loss.
Dodgers get a one-run win in S.F.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, on Thursday to avoid a sweep.
Ryu (3-1) struck out three in seven innings to help his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6.
Tim Federowicz hit an RBI single in the second to put the Dodgers ahead, and Adrian Gonzalez singled in a run in the fifth to chase Madison Bumgarner.
Former Giants closer Brian Wilson gave up a leadoff double to Ehire Adrianza but escaped the inning unscathed. Kenley Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save.
With his bushy beard freshly shorn, Bumgarner (2-1) had a three-start winning streak against the Dodgers snapped with just his second loss in the past seven outings against Los Angeles. The left-hander allowed two runs, six hits and three walks with six strikeouts.