TACOMA, Wash. — Efren Navarro and Luis Jimenez hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning to lift the Salt Lake Bees to a 5-3 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Wednesday night.
The Bees trailed 2-0 when Zach Borenstein led off the third with a single.
Two outs later, Roberto Lopez singled before Navarro lined a 3-1 pitch over the right-field fence to give Salt Lake a 3-2 lead.
Jimenez followed by lofting a 2-1 pitch over the left-field wall to make 4-2.
The Bees would take a 5-2 lead in the fifth when Navarro singled with two out and scored on a double to left by Jimenez.
Ryan Chaffee (1-1) tossed two scoreless innings in relief of starter Brooks Raley to earn the win. Chaffee entered the game in the fifth inning and struck out the first four batters he faced.
Cory Rasmus worked a three-up, three-down ninth inning to earn his second save of the season.
Navarro had two hits and three RBIs, while Jimenez added three hits and two RBIs, as Salt Lake wins consecutive road games for the first time since April 25 and 26 at Reno.