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Storm extinguish the Blaze

Gomez has 73 strikeouts in 67.2 innings

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - Unable to capitalize on early run-scoring opportunities, Bakersfield lost 8-2 to Lake Elsinore, dropping their third straight game on the road trip. Chris Hadorn reports from Tuesday night's contest.

Tuesday night's Bakersfield-Lake Elsinore game matched two of the California League's most promising hurlers in the circuit – Kennil Gomez and Wynn Pelzer. Both right-handers ran into early trouble, but Pelzer (7-3) was able to pitch out of the jams, leading the Storm (37-28) to an 8-2 victory over the Blaze (29-32). Gomez (2-6) drew the loss, his third straight losing decision. In five innings... Recommended Stories

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