FRESNO, Calif. — Jorge Mateo’s three-run homer highlighted a seven-run eighth inning as the Aviators rallied for a 10-5 Pacific Coast League victory over the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday night before 3,864 at Chukchansi Park.
The Aviators (44-35) trailed 5-3 to start the inning, but Cameron Rupp’s two-run double tied the score before Mateo launched his 12th homer.
Chris Herrmann contributed a run-scoring single to the outburst, and another run scored on a wild pitch.
Rupp was 3-for-3 with three RBI as the Aviators won their third straight. Skye Bolt and Herrmann had two hits apiece.
The Aviators got strong outings from relievers Miguel Romero (3-1), who allowed just one hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings, and Norge Ruiz, who finished with two scoreless innings.
Matt Reynolds was 2-for-4 with a three run homer, his 10th, for the Grizzlies (40-39).