Fresno, Calif. – A raucous crowd of 13,466 witnessed the Fresno Grizzlies (45-42) defeat the Tacoma Rainiers (41-46) 3-0 at Chukchansi Park on Independence Day. It was the fifth shutout this year by Fresno pitching and the fourth where Kyle McGowin (7-2) received the nod. The righty hurled a season-high seven innings, fanning seven. He won his sixth consecutive start as well in the process.
Matt Reynolds, Wilmer Difo and Carter Kieboom helped McGowin’s gem with multi-bag RBI. Reynolds rocketed a solo shot to left field in the bottom of the eighth. It was his 11thhomer of the 2019 campaign. Difo and Kieboom nailed back-to-back extra base knocks in the fifth. Difo laced a triple to right and Kieboom followed with a double in the same location as his teammate.
Michael Blazek and Derek Self concluded the contest with two perfect frames. Blazek punched out a pair while Self secured his seventh save. Jake Noll added two hits in the victory for the Grizzlies. Rainiers starter Andrew Moore (0-1) suffered the decision after six solid innings. Tacoma right fielder Jaycob Brugman enjoyed a pair of hits, one for a double.
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