San Bernardino, CA- The Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino made it two wins in a row over the San Jose Giants with a 5-1 win at San Manuel Stadium. The 66ers (42-70, 16-27) broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth and rode the right arms of Cristopher Molina and Luke Lind who picked up their first Cal League win and save respectively.
The Giants (51-61, 21-22) pushed a run across in the top of the second against Molina (1-3) but the Sixers answered back in the home-half when with two outs Gleyvin Pineda singled and was pushed home by Alexis Olmeda's line drive double to left against Giants' RHP Jose Marte (3-5). The game remained knotted at 1-1 until. Molina worked out of bases loaded trouble in the top of the inning but Marte and the Giants could not. Inland Empire got a leadoff double from Orlando Martinez pushing his hit streak to nine games. After a one out walk to Spencer Griffin, Zane Gurwitz' RBI single broke the tie. Devin Davis followed with a two-run double and Pineda scored him with a RBI single for the 5-1 lead. Molina went six innings allowing the one run on five hits with one walk and five Ks. Lind was electric out of the pen giving up just a bunt single in the a three-inning save with five Ks and no walks' he threw 37 pitches, 26 for strikes.
The series concludes Sunday at 5:35 pm. The contest can be seen and heard live at 66ers.com.
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