Salt Lake Bees squeak past RedHawks in 10

Published: Thursday, Aug. 9 2012 2:23 a.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Bees swept the series against Oklahoma City, barely squeaking by with an 8-7 victory in 10 innings.

The win featured several stellar at-bat performances, helping to tie a franchise team record of four triples in a single game — a feat last achieved on July 20, 2012, against Colorado Springs.

Doug Deeds finished with two of those triples and a home run in the victory. The 6-foot-2 lefty went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs on his first night back after tweaking his ankle several weeks ago in Reno.

"He did a great job for us tonight," manager Keith Johnson said. "He put together some huge at-bats. It's great to have him back in the lineup."

With seven straight victories, Salt Lake is enjoying its longest win streak of the season.

First baseman Efren Navarro watched the majority of the game from the dugout, taking advantage of a well-deserved rest before taking over first base in the ninth and tenth innings.

A roster regular, Navarro leads the PCL in games played, appearing in 116 of 119 games this season. His two season combined total of 248 games at first base is a franchise record. The 25-year-old tops just about every list he's on, leading the league in fielding percentage (.996) at first base with the most total chances, putouts and assists.

SWEEP: The Bees earned their second series sweep of the season Wednesday night against Oklahoma City. The first sweep came in June at Tacoma.

STREAKING: The victory was the Bees seventh consecutive win, which is the longest winning streak of the season.

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Keith Johnsons take: "Our guys did a good job getting a third out that inning and I cant say enough about that at-bat that (Andrew) Romine had. Even before that Ed (Lucas), finishing that play ... them not getting that second out. It was just a team win."

Record: 61-58

Up next: at Nashville, Friday, 6:05 p.m. Sounds RHP Claudio Vargas (5-1, 3.86 ERA) vs. Bees LHP Greg Smith (7-8, 4.15 ERA).

Next homestand: Aug. 18-21 vs. Colorado Springs

email: jwilde@desnews.com

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