LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Fernando Perez hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, leading the Lake Elsinore Storm to an 8-7 win over the Modesto Nuts on Sunday.
Modesto had runners on first and second in the top of the ninth, but a runner was thrown out to end the game as Colby Blueberg earned his eighth save of the season.
The single by Perez came in the midst of a five-run inning and gave the Storm a 3-2 lead. Later in the inning, Kyle Overstreet hit a sacrifice fly and Edwin Moreno hit a two-run double.
The Storm added to their lead in the seventh when Moreno hit a two-run single.
Modesto saw its comeback attempt come up short after Arturo Nieto hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to cut the Lake Elsinore lead to 8-7.
Moreno homered, doubled and singled, driving in five runs for Lake Elsinore.
Lake Elsinore southpaw Jerry Keel (1-2) picked up the win after allowing two runs on five hits over five innings. Opposing starter Robert Dugger (1-1) took the loss in the California League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and nine hits over 4 2/3 innings.
For the Nuts, Nieto homered and singled, driving home three runs. Joey Curletta doubled and singled, scoring two runs.
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