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Marte, Hawkins spur San Jose past Nuts
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MODESTO  (AP) — Courtney Hawkins had three hits and scored two runs, and Jose Marte hurled six scoreless innings as the San Jose Giants beat the Modesto Nuts 8-2 on Sunday. The Giants swept the three-game series with the win.

Marte (3-4) picked up the win after he struck out eight and walked one while allowing two hits.

San Jose started the scoring with a big fourth inning, when it put up four runs, including a single by Heath Quinn that scored Hawkins.

The Giants later added two runs in the sixth and one in the eighth and ninth to secure the victory.

Steven Moyers (1-2) went six innings, allowing six runs and nine hits while striking out six in the California League game.

Jake Scheiner tripled and doubled, driving home two runs for the Nuts.


MODESTO  (AP) — Manuel Geraldo, David Villar and Dalton Combs each had three hits, as the San Jose Giants beat the Modesto Nuts 9-5 on Saturday.

Geraldo homered and singled twice, scoring a pair of runs while also driving home a couple. Villar was a home run short of the cycle, scoring three runs.

San Jose took the lead in the first when it crossed the plate for four runs, including a two-run single by Combs.

After the teams traded runs, the Nuts cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Eugene Helder hit a two-run double and then scored on a single by Johnny Adams.

Luis Amaya (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Modesto starter Austin Hutchison (3-9) took the loss in the California League game.