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Nieto’s double in 11th propels Nuts over Ports

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POSTED August 24, 2017 12:17 a.m.

STOCKTON (AP) — Arturo Nieto hit an RBI double in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Modesto Nuts to a 4-3 win over the Stockton Ports on Wednesday.

Donnie Walton scored the go-ahead run on the double after he led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a double by Nieto.

Bryan Bonnell struck Seth Brown out with a runner on first to end the game for his third save of the season.

The Ports tied the game 3-3 in the ninth when Brown hit a solo home run.

Reliever Matthew Festa (4-2) picked up the win after he struck out five while allowing one run and one hit over two innings.

Nolan Blackwood (0-4) went 1 1/3 innings, allowing one run and two hits in the California League game.

Rayder Ascanio homered and singled in the win. Brown homered and singled twice for the Ports.


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