Lindsey fuels 51s to win over Grizzlies

The 51s scored six runs in the first five innings, and John Lindsey had two home runs in a 7-4 Pacific Coast League victory over the Fresno Grizzlies on Saturday night in Fresno, Calif.

Dodgers pitcher Jason Schmidt, making a rehabilitation start as he comes back from right shoulder surgery, allowed one run on three hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings on a limited pitch count.

Jason Johnson then went the rest of the way, allowing three runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, with six strikeouts, to improve to 10-4.

The 51s (44-39) got three runs in the second inning, with Mitch Jones scoring on a bases-loaded balk with two outs, and Jason Repko and Ramon Martinez following with RBI singles.

Las Vegas added a run in the third, and Lindsey hit a two-run homer in the fifth to make the score 6-1. Lindsey added a solo homer in the seventh to cap the 51s’ scoring, and he finished 3-for-5 with three runs.

Repko also went 3-for-5, with two doubles.

Clay Timpner went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs for the Grizzlies (35-46).

Fresno starter Patrick Misch (2-3) took the loss, giving up six runs (three earned) on seven hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.

• NOTES — Cashman Field will be home to three Dodgers on rehab assignments when the 51s open a four-game homestand against Salt Lake on Monday. Infielder Nomar Garciaparra (strained left calf), center fielder Andruw Jones (torn right knee cartilage) and shortstop Rafael Furcal (strained lower back) are on the mend from injuries and will join the 51s for the series. Garciaparra and Furcal told the Los Angeles Times that they could be back with the Dodgers for next weekend’s series at San Francisco. Jones, however, is aiming to return after the All-Star break. … The 51s and the Grizzlies will conclude their four-game series with a 6:05 p.m. start today.

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