SAN JOSE — Teams that slug three-run homers win more often than they lose. Teams that hit a pair of three-run homers almost never lose.
The San Jose Giants walked that walk Wednesday night and rode three-run blasts by Angel Villalona and Devin Harris to a 10-5 win over the Modesto Nuts at Municipal Stadium.
One night after Modesto pushed home an unearned run in the 13th for a 6-5 win a four-hour and 31-minute marathon San Jose (14-6) took charge immediately with a 4-run first keyed by Villalona's blast to left-center off starter Tyler Gagnon (1-1).
Modesto (9-11) again struggled with runners in scoring position (2-of-13). Both hits, from Juan Crousset and Tim Smalling, came in the ninth.
David Kandilas went 3 for 4 for the Nuts, who continue their six-game battle with San Jose tonight.