Visalia, CA. - Eight early runs sent the Modesto Nuts to a 15-3 loss in the rubber game of a three-game series with the Visalia Rawhide on Sunday afternoon at Recreation Park.
The Nuts (19-25) will return home after a 3-3 road trip following two straight losses to the Rawhide (24-20).
Gareth Morgan homered in the sixth inning to get the Nuts on the board. Bryson Brigman recorded a RBI triple. Donnie Walton went 2-for-4 with a RBI.
Danny Garcia (L, 0-4) lasted just two innings against the Rawhide offense. He surrendered a two-run single to Dalton Varsho. In the second, with two outs, Ramon Hernandez blasted a grand slam. Drew Ellis followed with a two-out, two-run homer.
Kevin McCanna (W, 2-0) worked seven innings for the Rawhide and allowed just the long ball to Morgan. The righty struck out seven and walked just one.
After an off day on Monday, the Nuts open a three-game series with the Giants at 7:05 p.m. in John Thurman Field. Coverage on ModestoNuts.com on Tuesday will start at 6:50 p.m. Listen live online on your phone, tablet or PC by clicking HERE.
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