TACOMA, Wash. — Five Salt Lake pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter, as the Bees held on for a 3-1 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Sunday afternoon.
Orangel Arenas (1-1) set the tone, as he tossed five scoreless innings and allowed just two hits. Tacoma threatened to come back in the eighth, as they scored one run and had the bases loaded with one out, but Ryan Brasier came out of the bullpen to strike out Mike Zunino and Rich Poythress to hold onto the lead. Brasier worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record his second save of the season. Jeremy Berg worked a scoreless sixth and Fernando Cabrera followed by retiring all four batters he faced.
Salt Lake took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a two out RBI single by Efren Navarro. Chris Snyder delivered a run scoring double in the fourth to make it 2-0 and Luis Rodriguez added a two out RBI single in the fifth to make it 3-0. Snyder led the Bees with two doubles and one run batted in, while Tommy Field added two hits. The victory extended the Bees' winning streak to six games and gives them their third straight series win.