RANCHO CUCAMONGA — The Modesto Nuts won their third straight game Monday night on the strength of their pitching, defeating the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3-2.
Tyler Gagnon (1-0) went 6º innings and allowed two runs on four hits. The bullpen did the rest, as three pitchers combined to close out the final 2ª frames. Will Rankin, Ken Roberts and Scott Oberg set down the final seven Quakes batters in order.
Modesto (3-2) scored all three of its runs in the second inning. Jordan Ribera led off the inning with a walk, and Will Swanner followed by reaching on an error. Tyler Massey delivered an RBI single to get the Nuts on the board, and Niko Gallego made it 2-0 with a sac fly. David Kandilas capped the inning with an RBI single to put the Nuts in front, 3-0.