Lancaster Loses Wild One in Ninth, 7-6

Gary Thomas scored on a one-out wild pitch by Justin Kaye in the ninth inning to give Modesto a 7-6 victory over Lancaster on Friday night in front of 2,657 at John Thurman Field.

Jermaine Clark's three-run home run in the seventh gave the JetHawks (34-65, 11-18 in the second half) a 6-2 lead, but Jeff Farnsworth and Kaye combined to blow a late lead for the second time in three games.


Up next: At Modesto, today-Sunday; at Bakersfield, Monday-Wednesday.


Scanning Thursday's box scores:

Triple A--Right-hander Brandon Knight (Buena High, Ventura College) is 7-6 after allowing five hits and no runs over eight innings for Oklahoma (Rangers) in a 12-0 victory over Tucson. . . . Reliever Erik Hiljus (Canyon) is 1-2 after pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings for Toledo (Tigers) in a 4-3 victory over Durham.

Class A--Left fielder Mike Glendenning (Crespi, Pierce) hit two doubles and a home run, his California League-leading 21st, and knocked in five runs for San Jose (Giants) in an 8-4 victory over Stockton.

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