Modesto, CA - The Quakes won their fifth straight series, taking two of three from Modesto with a commanding 9-2 win over the Nuts on Monday evening at John Thurman Field.
The victory for the Quakes caps a 4-2 road trip and gives Rancho ten wins in their last 13 games.
A balanced offensive attack with solid pitching was the winning formula on Monday.
Quakes' starter Jharel Cotton combined with reliever Eric Eadington (3-5) for six shut-out innings, with each man throwing three scoreless frames.
Four different Quakes scored two runs each, as the offense posted ten total hits. Darnell Sweeney enjoyed a three-hit, three RBI effort to lead the way.
Nuts' starter Eddie Butler (3-4) was roughed up for four runs, three earned, on five hits over five innings.
Rancho (14-16, 46-56) will open a six-game home stand on Tuesday night, sending JonMichael Redding (3-4) to the mound in the series-opener against Inland Empire. Jake Boyd (0-4) will hit the bump for the 66ers with first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm.
Tuesday is Healthy RC Recycle Tuesday, as fans can bring ten CRV-eligible bottles and/or cans to the ticket office for a free Club Seat Ticket. Tickets are available by calling (909) 481-5000 or online at rcquakes.com. We hope to see you very soon at LoanMart Field. Go Quakes!
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