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Modesto shelled in Sunday’s game
Modesto’s Ljay Newsome pitched five innings with five strikeouts, five hits, one walk and one run against Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday in a 3-2 California League win for the Quakes at John Thurman Field. - photo by DAVE CAMBPELL The Bulletin

MODESTO  (AP) — Carlos Rincon had three hits and scored two runs, and Ben Holmes allowed just two hits over five innings as the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes defeated the Modesto Nuts 10-0 on Sunday. With the victory, the Quakes swept the three-game series.

Holmes (1-0) struck out eight and walked one to pick up the win.

Rancho Cucamonga scored five runs in the fourth, including two RBI each from Gavin Lux and Omar Estevez. The Quakes scored again in the sixth inning, when they exploded for five runs, including a single by Connor Wong that scored Cody Thomas.

Reggie McClain (3-9) went 3 2/3 innings, allowing five runs and seven hits in the California League game. He also struck out four and walked one.

The Nuts were blanked for the 10th time this season, while the Quakes’ staff recorded their 12th shutout of the year.

QUAKES 3, NUTS 2:  Omar Estevez doubled and singled twice, scoring a run and also driving one home as the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes defeated the Modesto Nuts 3-2 on Saturday.

Hamlet Marte homered and singled for Rancho Cucamonga.

Modesto took a 2-1 lead in the fifth after Kevin Santa scored on a ground out.

The Quakes took the lead for good with two runs in the seventh inning. Estevez and Cody Thomas hit RBI singles en route to the one-run lead.

Starter Dustin May (7-3) got the win while Jeffeson Medina (5-3) took the loss in relief in the California League game. Andre Scrubb pitched two scoreless innings for his second save of the season.