Jordan Ribera hit a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to give the Nuts a 9-8 comeback victory over the host Bakersfield Blaze on Monday night at Sam Lynn Ballpark. The win snapped Modesto’s eight-game skid.
The Nuts scored five runs in the first on RBI singles by Michael Tauchman, Patrick Valaika and Matt Wessinger, Derek Jones’ run-scoring double and Sean Dwyer’s sacrifice fly, but Bakersfield scored seven times in the fifth to take an 8-5 lead.
The Nuts pulled within 8-7 on Dwyer’s two-run homer in the sixth.
Tauchman and Ribera each had three hits and scored two runs, and Jones, Wessinger and Dwyer had two hits apiece.
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Modesto totaled 14 hits and registered its first win in July while snapping the Blaze’s seven-game winning streak.