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.Comment on this story
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.