Brusa leads Giants to win over Nuts
MODESTO (AP) -- Gio Brusa hit three home runs and drove in six runs, as the San Jose Giants defeated the Modesto Nuts 16-5 on Sunday.
Brusa hit a solo shot in the second, a two-run shot in the eighth and a three-run shot in the ninth. Brandon Van Horn homered, doubled and singled, driving home three runs in the win.
Jeff Burke (1-0) got the win with three innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Modesto starter Reggie McClain (2-4) took the loss in the California League game. Nolan Riggs pitched three scoreless innings for his second save of the season.
On Saturday, Kevin Santa hit a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth inning, as the Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 4-3..
Nick Zammarelli scored the game-winning run after he hit a single with two outs and advanced to third on a single by Joe Rizzo.
Zammarelli singled three times, scoring a run and also driving one home in the win.