RENO — The Salt Lake Bees rallied from an early four-run deficit to grab a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Reno Aces in the opener of their three-game Pacific Coast League series Monday night.
After the Aces scored four runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead, the Bees battled back with three runs in the second inning to trim their deficit to 4-3, then scored three more runs in the fourth to take a 6-4 lead.
After Reno pulled within a run, 6-5, on a solo homer by Mike Jacobs in the sixth, Salt Lake scored an insurance run in the eighth and the Bees' bullpen did the rest to preserve the victory.
Efren Navarro had a two-run single in the second inning, when Andrew Romine's double drove home Salt Lake's first run. Navarro had a run-scoring groundout in the fourth to tie it momentarily at 4-4, and Luis Rodriguez followed with a two-run single that staked Salt Lake to its 6-4 lead.
The Bees' final run scored when Rodriguez grounded into a double play in the eighth.
Ryan Brasier (4-2) got the win with two innings of relief for the Bees, and Josh Judy went the final two innings to pick up his first save of the season.
The two teams tangle again tonight.