Leading Off: Nuts shortstop Trevor Story hits for cycle in loss

04/07/2014 6:19 PM

04/07/2014 6:20 PM


Modesto shortstop Trevor Story hit for the cycle on Monday afternoon against Visalia, but the Nuts still couldn’t claim their first victory of the season, losing in a 14-12 slugfest. Story opened the game with a solo home run and stayed hot at the plate, finishing with five hits, including a triple and a double. Heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Nuts held a 12-8 lead after reliever Alving Mejias had posted 32/3 scoreless innings. But then the Rawhide tagged his replacement, Shane Broyles, for five runs on five hits in one inning pitched. The Nuts dropped to 0-5 on the season. The struggling Modesto pitching staff has now given up 51 runs in five games. Its failure Monday spoiled an offensive show that also featured a Jose Rivera grand slam. The Nuts and Rawhide play again at 6 tonight.

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