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Scott Barlow strikes out 11, puts Quakes on brink of Cal League title

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The Quakes need one win in three games in San Jose to clinch the Dodgers' first Cal League title since 2000.

Scott Barlow struck out 11 in the Quakes' Game 2 win on Friday night.
Scott Barlow struck out 11 in the Quakes' Game 2 win on Friday night.
Photo: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Scott Barlow struck out a career-high 11 batters as the Quakes defeated the Giants 4-3 on Friday, giving Rancho Cucamonga a 2-0 lead over San Jose in their best-of-five California League Finals.

Barlow gave up just four hits and one run over seven innings of work, posting his best game of the season. Michael Johnson struck out the side in the eighth to put the win within reach, and while Josh Sborz permitted a pair of runs in the ninth, he managed to finished off the victory.

At the dish it was Alex Verdugo who drove in half of the Rancho runs, with two of them scoring on a RBI single in the seventh. While Rancho failed to record an extra base hit in this game, it should be noted that both Tim Locastro and Jacob Scavuzzo each had a pair of base knocks that resulted in a run batted in.

Friday box score

Game 2: Rancho Cucamonga 4, San Jose 3

Saturday schedule

7:00 p.m. PT: Game 3 of California League Championship Series (Quakes lead best-of-five series, 2-0)
Rancho Cucamonga (Trevor Oaks) at San Jose (Christian Jones)