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Morgan, Jimenez lead Modesto to win over Stockton
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STOCKTON (AP) — Gareth Morgan hit a three-run home run in the first inning, and Anthony Jimenez hit a two-run home run and had two hits as the Modesto Nuts defeated the Stockton Ports 10-2 on Wednesday.

The home run by Morgan scored Kevin Santa and Nick Zammarelli to give the Nuts a 3-0 lead.

After Stockton scored a run in the first on a single by Greg Deichmann, the Ports cut into the deficit in the third inning when Luke Persico drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Trace Loehr.

The Nuts later scored in three more innings to punctuate the blowout, including three runs in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Jimenez hit a two-run home run, while Luis Liberato drove in two runs and Manny Pazos drove in one in the fifth.

Danny Garcia (1-5) got the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Stockton starter Evan Manarino (3-5) took the loss in the California League game.