Fresno tops Zephyrs

FRESNO, California — Shane Loux combined with three Fresno relievers to limit the New Orleans Zephyrs to one run on four hits in a 6-1 win Friday at Chukchansi Park.

Fresno has taken the first two games of the series and the Z’s have dropped three straight.

The Z’s scored first with an unearned run in the third inning as Wilson Valdez reached on an error and scored on a two-out single from Bryan Petersen.

Fresno tied the contest in the fifth inning on a Jackson Williams double that scored Juan Perez. Gary Brown knocked in Johnny Monell and the Grizzlies grabbed a 2-1 lead.

New Orleans starter Doug Mathis limited Fresno to two hits through four innings.

Fresno opened the sixth with a triple from Roger Kieschnick, who scored on a Chris Dominguez single. Perez drilled the second pitch of the day from Jordan Smith over the left field wall to give Fresno a 5-1 lead.

The Grizzlies added an unearned run in the seventh inning to extend the lead to 6-1. Loux earned the win, giving up one unearned run on two hits in six innings.