MODESTO (AP) — Keegan McGovern doubled and singled twice, scoring a pair of runs while also driving home a couple as the Modesto Nuts defeated the San Jose Giants 10-3 on Wednesday.
Julio Rodriguez tripled and doubled with two RBIs for Modesto.
Up 1-0 in the third, Modesto added to its lead when Rodriguez hit a two-run triple.
The Nuts later scored in three additional innings to put the game away, including three runs in the fourth.
Modesto southpaw Steven Moyers (3-3) picked up the win after allowing two runs on four hits over five innings. Opposing starter J. Marte (3-8) took the loss in the California League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and three hits over three innings.
Rawhide 12, Ports 4
VISALIA (AP) — Yoel Yanqui hit a grand slam in the eighth inning, and Ryan Weiss allowed just four hits over six innings as the Visalia Rawhide topped the Stockton Ports 12-4 on Wednesday.
The grand slam by Yanqui scored Geraldo Perdomo, Luis Alejandro Basabe, and Eduardo Diaz and was the game’s last scoring play.
Weiss (1-0) allowed four runs while striking out six to pick up the win.
Jake Bray (2-3) went 1 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and five hits in the California League game.
Isotopes 9, River Cats 0
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Elliot Soto and Sam Hilliard connected on back-to-back homers in the first inning to help lead the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 9-0 victory over Sacramento River Cats on Wednesday.
The home runs were both solo shots and were part of a five-run inning that gave the Isotopes a 5-0 lead.
The Isotopes later added single runs in four additional innings to finish off the shutout.
Hilliard homered and doubled twice, scoring three runs in the win. Roberto Ramos homered and singled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two.
Albuquerque starter Rico Garcia (2-4) picked up the win after allowing four hits over five scoreless innings. Opposing starter Carlos Torres (1-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and eight hits over four innings.
The River Cats were held off the scoreboard for the fifth time this season, while the Isotopes’ staff recorded their second shutout of the year.