TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma Rainiers snapped a five-game losing streak by downing the Salt Lake Bees 5-2 on Thursday night.
Tacoma jumped in front in the first inning on a two-run homer by Ty Kelly off Salt Lake starter Anthony Lerew.
The Rainiers would deliver sacrifice flies in the second and fourth innings to take a 4-0 lead and Leury Bonilla led off the sixth with his first home run of the season to make it 5-0.
The Bees got on the board in the seventh, as Zach Borenstein led off with a single against Tacoma starter Erasmo Ramirez and advanced to third on a double by Tommy Field.
Luis Martinez singled to center off reliever Mike MacDougal to bring home Borenstein and Shawn OMalley followed with a single to score Field.
One out later, Taylor Lindsey singled to load the bases, but the rally ended when Roberto Lopez grounded into an inning ending double play.
Lerew (0-1) took the loss, as he went six innings and allowed five runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts and one walk and two home runs.
Dustin Richardson pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts, while Lopez led the Bees with two hits.