The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes hit three home runs en route to an 11-4 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks on Saturday night at The Hangar.
DJ Peters hit the third and most important of the three long balls for the Quakes, a three-run shot with two out in the fifth to break a 3-3 tie. Peters also hit one of Rancho Cucamonga’s four home runs on Friday night in their 16-10 loss to the JetHawks.
Franklin Gutierrez, on a rehab assignment for the Dodgers, put the Quakes on the board with a two-run blast in the opening inning.
The JetHawks got one run back in the bottom of the frame on Brendan Rodgers’s RBI ground out, but Luke Raley hit a solo blast for Rancho Cucamonga in the third to make it 3-1.
In the bottom of the third, the JetHawks picked up a pair of runs to tie the game. Yonathan Daza and Wes Rogers walked to open the inning. They each advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Chris Rabago. With two out, Garrett Hampson delivered a two-run single, his second hit of the game.
Chris Mathewson (1-0) earned the win in relief for the Quakes. He allowed one run and struck out three in three innings out of the bullpen. JetHawks starter Peter Lambert (0-3) suffered the loss. He went five-plus innings and surrendered eight runs on seven hits.
Yonathan Daza saw his nine-game hitting streak come to an end, the longest on the club in 2017. He hit .447 with six doubles during the streak. Brian Mundell’s eight game hitting streak was also snapped.
The three-game weekend series concludes with the rubber game on Sunday afternoon at The Hangar. Right-hander Carlos Polanco (1-2) will start for Lancaster against right-hander Dennis Santana (1-2). First pitch is 2:05 p.m.
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