66ers tie for home field; Quakes recover after blowing 9-run lead

66ers clinched a playoff spot on Monday, winning 1-0 at Stockton.

On Tuesday at Lake Elsinore, the were back at it and rallied from 4-0 and 8-7 deficits for a 12-8 victory at the Diamond. The win put the Sixers into a tie with the Storm for home-field in the first round of the playoffs. There are two games left in the series and six games left in the regular season. Lake Elsinore leads the season series 12-11 and that would be the tiebreaker if the teams finish with identical regular season records.

The Quakes, meanwhile, led 11-2 but blew the lead, allowing six runs in the seventh, one in the eighth and two in the ninth to go extra innings for the second time in four games.

This time, instead of 14 innings, they went 11 as Angelo Songco homered in the top of the 11th for a 12-11 victory. Matt Magill (10-5), normally a starter, got the win with two shutout innings of relief.