TACOMA, Wash. Nick Adenhart tossed six solid innings and Freddy Sandoval capped off a four-run fifth inning with a three run homer, as the Salt Lake Bees defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.
Salt Lake trailed 1-0 when the Bees took the lead with two runs in the fourth on a run-scoring double by Dee Brown and an RBI single by Gary Patchett.
In the sixth, Matt Brown's RBI double gave the Bees a 3-1 lead before Sandoval drilled a 1-0 pitch from Scott Shoemaker over the right field wall with two runners on base to give the Bees a five-run lead.
Tacoma scored one in the fifth and two in the eighth to pull to within two runs and had the potential tying runs on base in the ninth when Jason Bulger struck out Victor Diaz to end the game and record his second save of the season.
Adenhart (5-3) allowed two runs on seven hits as he ended his personal three-game losing streak.
The Bees and Rainiers play again tonight and Tuesday.