SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Iannetta and Vernon Wells both played a large role in Tuesday night's 17-7 Bees victory over Sacramento.
Iannetta went 2-for-5 through nine innings with two runs scored, a pair of RBIs and started the Bees' rally in the second inning with a two-run single. Wells finished 2-for-5 through seven innings with a pair of RBIs, a run scored and had the first of four home runs for Salt Lake in Tuesday night's game.
Both players were expected to play through nine innings, inching ever so closely to the end of their rehabilitation assignment and up to the Angels' active roster.
That didn't go quite as planned, seeing how the game went just shy of the longest game played in Salt Lake.
"That was the longest game in history," joked Wells. "Made it through most of it."
More importantly, Wells mentioned that he wasn't quite 100 percent, but is just about there in terms of getting back into baseball form.
"I'm getting there. Every day is just kind of figuring out how my body is going to react to everything. So far so good," said Wells.
The win couldn't have come at a better time, with Sacramento marching into Salt Lake touting the best record in PCL. The Bees managed 17 runs on 19 hits and zero errors.
"There were a lot of loud noises out there," Wells said. "You don't see 10 runs being scored in the second inning to often. It was fun to watch guys go out and bang the ball around the field."
Wells isn't to anxious about the return to the Angels, but instead taking it day-by-day until things fall into place.
"I've got a couple more games. Just going to fine tune some things and hopefully be up there on Friday."Comment on this story
NOTEBOOK: Every Salt Lake batter had a hit and a run scored Tuesday night. Kole Calhoun looked most excellent in his second start since being optioned back to Salt Lake from the Angels on Sunday. The outfielder was on the tail end of back-to-back home runs that sparked 10 runs in one inning, besting the previous mark of seven runs back in April, and finished the game 3-for-4 with an RBI, three runs scored and a HR. Efren Navarro finished the night 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Luis Jimenez was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
SO LONG!: Ryan Langerhans, Wells and Calhoun all had homers in Tuesday night's matchup. Matt Long added a fourth with an inside-the-park home run.