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      Fresno Grizzlies Nearing Elimination From Playoff Race

      The sun is setting on the Grizzlies' season, as they continued their Pacific Coast League homestand Monday night with a 6-2 loss to Tucson.

      The Padres scored three runs in the second inning to take the lead for good.

      Tucson added single runs in the third and fourth innings, taking a 5-0 lead when Jose Merchan delivered a run scoring double off of Fresno starter Yusmeiro Petit, who took the loss to fall to 6-6 on the year.

      The Grizzlies are 67-63, 11 games behind first place Sacramento with 14 games left in the season.

      Fresno ends the latest homestand with one more game against Tucson Tuesday night at Chukchansi{}Park.{}

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