SAN JOSE (AP) — Ariel Sandoval tripled and doubled, and Penn Murfee pitched five scoreless innings as the Modesto Nuts defeated the San Jose Giants 4-3 on Thursday.
Murfee (2-0) allowed two hits while striking out seven and walking one to get the win.
Up 1-0 in the fifth, Modesto added to its lead when Johnny Adams hit an RBI double, bringing home Sandoval.
After Modesto added two runs, the Giants cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Fabian Pena hit a two-run single and Peter Maris hit an RBI single.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Abiatal Avelino had two hits and scored two runs as the Sacramento River Cats defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 7-5 on Thursday.
Sacramento started the scoring in the first inning when Anthony Garcia hit an RBI single and Austin Slater scored on a forceout.
The River Cats later added four runs in the fourth and one in the sixth. In the fourth, Mike Gerber hit a two-run single, while Levi Michael hit an RBI single in the sixth.