Big 6th inning propels Salt Lake Bees to victory

Published: Thursday, July 11 2013 10:35 p.m. MDT

Salt Lake Bee's Roberto Lopez

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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COLORADO SPRINGS — The Bees scored three runs in the sixth to snap a 1-1 tie, as Salt Lake went on to a 4-2 win at Colorado Springs on Thursday night.

With two outs and the bases empty, Efren Navarro extended the inning with a single to left and came home on a double down the right field line by Luis Rodriguez. After Matt Long walked, Roberto Lopez lined a double to left center to score both Rodriguez and Long to make it 4-1.

In the bottom of the ninth, Tim Wheeler led off with a single off Bees' pitcher Daniel Stange and then scored on a triple by Hernan Iribarren to make it 4-2.

Stange followed by closing out the game with three consecutive strikeouts for his second save in as many games.

Salt Lake starter Dustin Richardson (3-0) picked up the win, as he went five and two-third innings and allowed one run on five hits with six strikeouts and three walks.

Rodriguez led the Bees' 11-hit attack with two singles and a double with one run batted in. Long and Luke Carlin each added two hits, as Carlin stretched his hitting streak to nine games.

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