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Inland Empire cracks Nuts for 3-game sweep
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SAN BERNARDINO (AP) -- David MacKinnon hit a three-run home run and had three hits, and Simon Mathews allowed just three hits over 6 2/3 innings as the Inland Empire 66ers beat the Modesto Nuts 9-1 on Sunday. The 66ers swept the three-game series with the win.

Mathews (4-3) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked one while allowing one run.

Inland Empire took the lead in the first when MacKinnon hit a three-run home run.

The Nuts cut into the deficit in the third inning when Kevin Santa hit an RBI single, bringing home Louis Boyd.

The 66ers later scored in three additional innings to finish off the blowout, including three runs in the fifth.

Nick Wells (4-3) went four innings, allowing five runs and six hits in the California League game. He also struck out two and walked two.

 With the win, Inland Empire improved to 7-2 against Modesto this season.

66ERS 6, NUTS 0:  David MacKinnon had two hits and scored two runs, and Patrick Sandoval allowed just one hit over 5 1/3 innings as the Inland Empire 66ers topped the Modesto Nuts 6-0 on Saturday.

Sandoval (1-0) struck out five and walked four to get the win.

In the bottom of the second, Inland Empire grabbed the lead on a single by Richie Fecteau that scored Julian Leon and MacKinnon.

The 66ers then added three runs in the fourth and a run in the sixth. 

In the fourth, Brendon Sanger hit a solo home run, while Fecteau hit an RBI triple in the sixth.

Reggie McClain (3-10) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing six runs and seven hits in the California League game. He also struck out six and walked two.

The Nuts were held off the scoreboard for the 12th time this season, while the 66ers’ staff recorded their 13th shutout of the year.