Eddy Rodriguez two-run HR lifts Storm past Blaze

LAKE ELSINORE -- Catcher Eddy Rodriguez hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning and the Lake Elsinore Storm beat the Bakersfield Blaze 3-2 on Thursday night at The Diamond.

Blaze shortstop Billy Hamilton stole his 39th base of the season, scoring Bakersfield's lone run in the fifth inning.

Blaze starter Josh Smith allowed one run over six innings, striking out nine and allowing three hits. Bakersfield reliever Jamie Walczak allowed two runs over two innings to take the loss. Dennis O'Grady pitched two scoreless innings for the victory.

Lake Elsinore (20-21) plays host to the Balze (23-17) again today at 7:05 p.m.

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