Angels outfielder Torii Hunter played for the Quakes on Tuesday, and the Quakes held the lead, until the ninth inning.
Ysmael Carmona (0-7) gave up a two-run home run to Alex Liddi in the ninth inning (his 23rd of the season and second of the game) as High Desert downed the Quakes 5-4 at the Epicenter to maintain their hold on first place in the South Division.
The 66ers, who had lost eight in a row, still didn’t get much offense, but got enough to end the streak and beat host Modesto 3-2.
Mario Alvarez (4-4) allowed two runs in seven innings for the victory. Jake McCarter pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for his sixth save. Scott Van Slyke drove in two runs and newcomer Andres Perez had three hits and the other RBI.