STOCKTON (AP) — Lazaro Armenteros hit a two-run homer in the second inning, leading the Stockton Ports to a 9-1 win over the Lancaster JetHawks on Thursday.
The home run by Armenteros scored Jonah Bride to give the Ports a 2-0 lead.
Stockton later scored in three additional innings, including a four-run third, when Alfonso Rivas scored on a wild pitch and Bride scored on a sacrifice fly to help put the game out of reach.
James Kaprielian (2-2) got the win in relief while Lancaster starter Garrett Schilling (6-5) took the loss in the California League game.
STORM 7, NUTS 3
LAKE ELSINORE (AP) — Gabriel Arias had three hits and scored two runs, and Aaron Leasher threw seven scoreless innings as the Lake Elsinore Storm beat the Modesto Nuts 7-3 on Thursday.
Leasher (8-5) allowed four hits while striking out six to get the win.
Lake Elsinore started the scoring with a big fourth inning, when it crossed the plate for four runs, including a double by Aldemar Burgos that scored Jack Suwinski.
GIANTS 6, QUAKES 1
SAN JOSE (AP) — Joey Bart hit two home runs, and Jose Marte threw five scoreless innings as the San Jose Giants defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 6-1 on Thursday.
Marte (1-4) allowed two hits while striking out six and walking three to get the win.
San Jose started the scoring in the first inning when Bart hit a two-run home run.
After San Jose added two runs, the Quakes cut into the deficit in the seventh inning when Brayan Morales hit an RBI single, driving in Jeren Kendall.
BEES 9, RIVERCATS 6
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wilfredo Tovar hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, leading the Salt Lake Bees to a 9-6 win over the Sacramento River Cats on Thursday.
The home run by Tovar scored Jared Walsh and Kaleb Cowart to give the Bees a 4-3 lead.
The River Cats took the lead in the sixth inning when Abiatal Avelino scored on an error and Henry Ramos scored on a sacrifice.
The Bees later added three runs in the sixth and two in the eighth.
In the sixth, Nick Franklin hit a two-run home run and Anthony Bemboom hit a solo home run, while Bemboom hit an RBI triple and then scored on a single by Bo Way in the eighth.
Jose Rodriguez (2-2) got the win in relief while Sacramento starter Brandon Beachy (0-1) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.
Joey Rickard doubled and singled twice for the River Cats.
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