The Tucson Sidewinders can’t get home soon enough.
On Day 6 of the team’s 12-day, 14-game road trip, the Sidewinders were stunned by an offensive onslaught in a 16-1 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies.
Tucson starting pitcher Evan MacLane (6-7) took the loss after allowing nine earned runs, 11 hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings. Reliever Dustin Glant didn’t fare much better, allowing seven runs – three earned – in 2 1/2 innings.
Fresno scored all 16 runs in the first six innings, including four home runs. Two were solo shots, and two were three-run homers.
Tucson managed 10 hits, but only scored on a second-inning solo home run by Jamie D’Antona.
Grizzlies first baseman Scott McClain went went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a three-run home run and five RBIs. He has hit seven homers in his past eight games.
The Sidewinders (51-46) play two more games at Fresno, then start a four-game series at Portland before their eight-game homestand begins July 24.