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Quakes late rally holds up in 7-5 win over Mavericks

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Yusniel Diaz had three hits Friday. Joey Curletta (on deck) had a three-run homer.
Yusniel Diaz had three hits Friday. Joey Curletta (on deck) had a three-run homer.
Ryan Walton | True Blue LA

Matt Beaty and Yusniel Diaz each chipped in an RBI-single in a three-run eighth inning and the Quakes held on for a 7-5 victory Friday night at LoanMart Field.

The Quakes snapped an 11-game winning streak for the Mavericks who hadn't lost a game since April 16 in Lancaster.

Diaz was 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI and a run scored in his first game back from the disabled list. This RBI single in the eighth would prove to be the winning run.

Grant Holmes allowed a pair of solo homers and four earned runs in six innings of work on 95 pitches (59 strikes). The right-hander didn't record a strikeout until the fifth inning but finished strong striking out three of the last four batters he faced with no walks and seven hits.

Holmes retired the first six batters he faced before giving up a home run to Tripp Martin leading off the third. The Quakes would immediately get that run back in the bottom half of the inning with three straight hits that included an RBI-double for Tim Locastro.

The Mavericks would add a pair of run-scoring groundouts in the fourth to once again take the lead. But it wouldn't last as outfielder Joey Curletta would get three in a hurry for the Quakes with a homer that cleared the scoreboard in left field.

True to the back-and-forth nature of the affair, the Mavericks immediately returned serve in the fifth with a solo homer off the bat of Scott Heineman.