Next: After games at Sacramento the next three days, the Beavers open their home schedule against Fresno at 7 p.m. Friday. Opening series: Portland dropped three of four games at Fresno and had to play from behind in all four games. In Sunday’s 5-4 loss, in which relievers Aaron Rakers and Scott Strickland gave up big late-inning hits, “we played with a lot of energy and better focus,” manager Rick Renteria says. Craig Stansberry (.333, two doubles, two RBIs) and Royce Huffman (.313, three doubles, three RBIs) stood out, and young Luis Cruz hit a two-run homer in Friday’s 6-4 win. “We have some work to do, getting themselves acclimated to each other and the situation,” Renteria says. “They’ve got to get a feel of what we want, which is primarily effort — approach at the plate, executing pitches. Hitters are trying to find their timing, pitchers are working on repeating their delivery. I’m really happy with the effort.” — Jason Vondersmith

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