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McCaughan, Brigman help Nuts cap sweep
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MODESTO (AP) — Bryson Brigman had four hits and scored two runs, and Darren McCaughan allowed just three hits over eight innings as the Modesto Nuts defeated the Stockton Ports 3-0 on Thursday. With the victory, the Nuts swept the three-game series.

Wyatt Mills struck Brett Siddall out with runners on first and second to end the game for his 11th save of the season.

McCaughan (5-8) struck out five and walked two to get the win.

Modesto scored its runs when Joe Rizzo hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and Manny Pazos hit a two-run single in the sixth.

Evan Manarino (3-4) went six innings, allowing three runs and eight hits in the California League game. He also struck out seven and walked one.

Luke Persico doubled and singled for the Ports. Stockton was held off the scoreboard for the 12th time this season, while the Modesto staff recorded its fourth shutout of the year.

Despite the loss, Stockton is 14-7 against Modesto this season.