Nick Adenhart and Ben Johnson were a powerful combination in their first game together.
Adenhart won his California League debut and Johnson blasted two homers and drove in a career-high six runs on Sunday as the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes outslugged the Inland Empire 66ers, 15-7, at The Epicenter.
The 19-year-old Adenhart (1-0) pitched six innings and gave up four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and three walks following his promotion from Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-hander went 10-2 with a 1.95 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 106 innings with the Kernels. Adenhart was one of the starting pitchers in the Midwest League All-Star Game on June 20 after leading the curcuit in wins. He was second in innings pitched and third in ERA and strikeouts at the time of his call-up.
Johnson went 3-for-3 with four runs scored. He connected for two-run blasts in the second and third innings and belted a two-run double in the eighth. The 24-year-old also homered twice last Aug. 6.
Baltazar Lopez drove in four runs, three with his second homer, for Rancho Cucamonga.
The Quakes (4-6) pounded out 15 hits, with eight different players scoring runs. Sean Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, while Freddy Sandoval and Patrick Reilly each had two hits and scored twice.
Inland Empire starter Aaron Jensen (1-3) was charged with nine runs -- eight earned -- on nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Jeffrey Dominguez had three RBIs for the 66ers (5-4), who got three hits from Casey Craig.
Eric Justic is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.