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Josh Sborz and Yusniel Diaz have good games in 7-6 win

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Josh Sborz
Josh Sborz
Craig Minami True Blue LA

RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- The Quakes buoyed by a five-run third inning, held on to defeat the Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 7-6 on Thursday night at LoanMart Field.

Trailing 3-1 in the third, with a runner on third and two out, Kyle Garlick singled in the run,  Matt Beaty hit slow roller that the pitcher misplayed into a hit and error, putting runners on first and third.  Beaty then stole second.

Yusniel Diaz punched a two-run single to right and on the throw to the plate, Diaz took second.  Joey Curletta singled in Diaz and Paul Hoenecke doubled home Curletta to finish the scoring in the third.

Jordan Tarsovich tripled in the sixth and scored on a sacrifice fly to make in 7-3.

After allowing three runs in the first two innings, Josh Sborz would then retire 14 batters in a row until with one out in the 7th, he gave up a home run, a walk and then a two-run home run.  Sborz would hang on to finish the inning.

Sborz's final pitching line was seven innings pitched, five hits, six runs (four earned), one walk and eight strikeouts.  Sborz's fastball sat about 91-92 mph, his last pitch of the night was a 93 mph fastball that was swung on a missed for the strikeout.

Joe Broussard pitched a scoreless eighth and Karch Kowalcyzk would get the save.  The Quakes are now 9-2 in their last 11 games.