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Salt Lake Bees pitchers notch season's first shutout

Published: Monday, June 4 2012 11:23 p.m. MDT

FRESNO — Three Salt Lake pitchers combined for the pitching staff's first shutout of the season, as the Bees blanked the Fresno Grizzlies 9-0 on Monday night.

Starter Eddie McKiernan (1-1) set the tone with seven scoreless innings.

He gave up just three hits with two strikeouts and one walk and at one point retired thirteen consecutive batters.

Ryan Brasier worked a scoreless eighth and Kevin Johnson completed the shutout despite giving up a leadoff double in the ninth.

The Bees took a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI single by Adam Heether.

In the fourth, Salt Lake extended their lead on back-to-back homers by Cory Aldridge, a two run shot, and Heether.

Paul McAnulty capped off the scoring with a three run blast in the ninth inning.

He led the Bees with two hits and three runs batted in, while Heether added two hits and two RBIs.

Beelines

Record: 30-29

Up next: at Fresno, 8 p.m. today

Next homestand: June 11-17 vs. Tacoma (Mariners)/Fresno (Giants)

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