PAPILLION, Neb. — Francisco Pena belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to put Omaha ahead to stay, as the Storm Chasers snapped a three-game Salt Lake winning streak with a 5-3 victory over the Bees on Wednesday night.
The Bees led 3-2 when Salt Lake starter Jarrett Grube hit Carlos Peguero with one out in the sixth. On Grube's next pitch, Pena launched his 25th home run of the season over the left field berm to give Omaha a 4-3 lead.
The Storm Chasers would add an insurance run in the eighth on an RBI single by Pena.
Omaha had taken a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run homer by Carlos Peguero, but Salt Lake grabbed the lead in the top of the second on a three-run homer by John Hester, his second in two games against the Storm Chasers.
Grube (7-9) suffered his fourth straight defeat, as he went six innings and allowed four runs on five hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
Offensively, the Bees managed just four hits and the combination of Omaha starter Aaron Brooks (9-3) and reliever Chris Dwyer retired the final 19 Salt Lake batters.
Up next: at Omaha, 6 p.m. Thursday