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Bees take 2 from Rainiers

Published: Wednesday, July 1 2015 6:11 p.m. MDT

TACOMA, Wash. — The Salt Lake Bees grabbed a pair of wins in Tacoma on Saturday night, as they beat the Rainiers 8-4 in the finish of a suspended game and then rallied to take the regularly scheduled contest 4-3.

Salt Lake was down 3-2 in the seventh when Roberto Lopez singled, was sacrificed to second and he took third on a wild pitch. Matt Young walked and stole second. With two outs, Luis Rodriguez walked to load the bases and Efren Navarro grounded a single to left to bring home Lopez and Young.

The Bees had trailed 3-0 after four innings, but Chris Snyder led off the fifth with a home run and Young drove in a run with a ground out. Matt Shoemaker (1-1) picked up the win, as he went six innings and allowed three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. Robert Coello worked a 1-2-3 seventh inning to record his first save of the season.

In the completion of Friday night's suspended game, Salt Lake scored five runs in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie on a run-scoring infield single by Roberto Lopez, a two run single by Scott Cousins, an RBI infield single by Matt Young and a throwing error. When play resumed on Saturday, Trent Oeltjen and Luis Rodriguez added solo homers and John Fester delivered a sacrifice fly. David Carpenter (3-0) tossed three scoreless innings to earn the victory. Starting pitcher A.J. Schugel tossed four scoreless innings before the suspension, while allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

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