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Triple-A: Dominguez Hits Slam In Fresno’s 15-14 Walk-Off Win

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Fresno Grizzlies third baseman, Matt Dominguez had a game to remember on Sunday as he drove in seven runs with a slam and a double.

The Grizzlies came from behind to earn a 15-14 victory over the Reno Aces.

Fresno sent Luis Cruz to the mound against the Aces Gabriel Arias and both pitchers did not fare well in the game, lasting less than five innings.  Cruz allowed five runs on eight hits through 4.2 innings and Arias allowed five runs on six hits in just 3.1 innings.  Both bullpen didn’t d that well either as the Grizzlies and Aces’ offenses were the stars of the game.

Reno took the first lead of the day on Garrett Weber‘s lead-off home run, his third on the season. They would add three more, one in the top of the second on Todd Glaesmann’s second home run of the season and two in the top of the fourth on a run scoring single by Danny Worth and an RBI double by Cody Ransom.

The Grizzlies’ potent offense, who are averaging five runs a game, added five spot in the bottom of the frame to take a 5-4 lead.

Top Prospect Carlos Correa, who will make his major league debut on Monday with the Astros, scored on a single by Jon Singleton. Then L.J. Hoes followed that at bat with a run scoring single of his own.  Dominguez then hit an RBI double, followed by a two-run double off the bat of Max Stassi to put the Grizzlies up early.

Reno answered right back with a run in the top of the fifth when Peter O’Brien doubled to center scoring Danny Dorn to tie the game.  But the potent Grizzlies offense was not done as they added four runs in the bottom of the frame, on Dominguez grand slam over the left center field wall, to take a 9-5 lead.

The Aces were determined to try to steal a victory away from the first place Grizzlies as they added three runs in the top of the sixth on a three run home run from Ransom to pull with 9-8.

In the bottom of the seventh, Stassi doubled home Domingo Santana, then scored four in the bottom of the eighth highlighted by Dominguez’ two-RBI single scoring his sixth and seventh RBIs of the game, to extend the lead to 14-8.

But the Aces were not going to go away as they scored six runs in the top of the ninth highlighted by Ranson’s second home run of the game, a three run shot over the left center field wall to tied the game at 14-14. Ransom also finished on the day with seven RBI but it wasn’t enough for the victory.

The Grizzlies Nolan Fontana hit a lead-off double to right field in the bottom of the ninth and then scored the winning run on a sac fly off the bat of Correa.  A fitting send-off to the majors for the Astros #1 prospect.

The Grizzlies improved to 33-23 and have a commanding six game lead over the second place Sacramento River Cats (28-30) and the last place Reno Aces lose their fifth straight game and drop to 25-32.

Top Performers

Grizzlies
Carlos Correa – 2 for 4, R, RBI
Matt Duffy – 3 for 4, 3 R, 2 Doubles
L.J. Hoes – 2 for 4, 3 R, RBI
Matt Dominguez – 3 for 5, 2 R, Double, HR, 7 RBI
Max Stassi – 2 for 4, 2 Doubles, 3 RBI

Aces
Peter O’Brien – 2 for 5, R, Double, RBI
Nick Evans – 2 for 4, 2 R
Jamie Romak – 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Todd Glaesmann – 2 for 5, 2 R, HR, RBI
Danny Worth – 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Cody Ransom – 3 for 5, 2 R, Double, 2 HR, 7 RBI

 

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