Mavericks spoil Torii fun for Quakes, 66ers snap skid

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.