FRESNO, Calif. — Fresno earned a split of its four game series with Salt Lake as the Grizzlies defeated the Bees 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.
The Bees grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Efren Navarro, but Fresno answered with two runs in each of the first two innings to take a 4-1 advantage.
Collin Cowgill belted a two-run homer in the third to get Salt Lake back to within one run, but Fresno stretched its lead back to three runs with one in the third and one in the fifth for a 6-3 lead.Comment on this story
The Bees pulled back to within two in the seventh on an RBI single by Luke Carlin and had the potential tying runs in scoring position before Andrew Romine grounded out to end the inning.
Barry Enright (3-4) took the loss, as he went six innings in the 109 degree heat and allowed six runs on 11 hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Three Salt Lake relievers, Mike Ekstrom, Chad Cordero and Buddy Boshers, combined for two scoreless innings to keep the Bees in the game.
Kole Calhoun and Tommy Field each had one hit to extend their respective hitting streaks to 10 games.