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Grizzlies HRs push 51s’ skid to six in row

Scott McClain and Brett Harper hit home runs, leading the Fresno Grizzlies to a 6-3 victory over the Las Vegas 51s in the Pacific Coast League on Sunday at Fresno, Calif.

The 51s have lost six straight games and fallen to 64-65.

McClain hit a two-run homer in the first inning, his 25th of the season, against 51s starter James McDonald.

Harper added a solo shot off reliever Francisco Felix in the seventh for his 15th homer.

McDonald was chased during a three-run fourth inning that put Fresno ahead for good. He allowed an RBI single to Clay Timpner and a bases-loaded walk to John Bowker before Felix came in. McClain greeted Felix with a sacrifice fly to center field.

McDonald (1-1) allowed six hits and five runs, all earned, in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.

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