Blaze outslug Nuts, force Game 3

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The Bakersfield Blaze and Modesto Nuts combined to hit nine home runs in Game 2 of the opening-round playoff series.

The Blaze overcame an early 4-0 deficit, using a seven-run sixth inning to force a third and decisive game in the series.

Ian Gac and Tommy Mendonca hit back-to-back homers to highlight the big inning. Mendonca hit another home run in the eighth.