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Rey Navarro went 3-for-4 with two RBIs Friday night to lead Salt Lake to a 6-1 win over Reno at Smith's Ballpark. The opener of the Bees' eight-game home stand was delayed an hour by rain.
Turning point • Salt Lake broke open a 2-1 game in the seventh. Todd Cunningham singled and Nick Buss doubled. Jefry Marte's infield out scored Cunningham. After Kyle Kubitza was hit by a pitch, Navarro ripped a two-run double.
Bees' MVP • After going 2-for-12 on a just-completed road trip, Buss went 4-for-5 including a double and two triples. He drove in a run and helped Salt Lake snap a six-game losing streak.
Hidden hero • In his first start after being sent down, starter Matt Shoemaker battled through six innings. He allowed one run and six hits. He struck out eight, walked two and threw 101 pitches.
Flashing leather • The Bees used a double play to end the top of the fourth. With runners at first and third, Shoemaker fanned Zach Borenstein and catcher Jett Bandy made a perfect throw to nail Jack Reinheimer trying to steal second.
Angel angle • After losing ace Garrett Richards for the season, the Angels recalled pitcher Javy Guerra. To make room on its roster, L.A. sent outfielder Rafael Ortega to Salt Lake.
History lesson • On May 6, 1994, Bernardo Brito hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Salt Lake Buzz a 6-5 win over Tacoma. It was the first walk-off home run in franchise history.
What's Next • Saturday: Reno (Edwin Escobar, 0-0) at Salt Lake (Chris Jones, 1-2), 6:35 p.m.
American North W L Pct. GB
Omaha (Royals) 16 10 .615
Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 14 11 .560 1½
Iowa (Cubs) 12 13 .480 3½
Colorado Springs (Brewers) 10 15 .400 5½
American South Division W L Pct. GB
Round Rock (Rangers) 15 11 .577
New Orleans (Marlins) 13 13 .500 2
Nashville (Athletics) 12 15 .444 3½
Memphis (Cardinals) 10 14 .417 4
Pacific North Division W L Pct. GB
Tacoma (Mariners) 16 11 .593
Sacramento (Giants) 12 16 .429 4½
Reno (Diamondbacks) 12 16 .428 4
Fresno (Astros) 12 14 .462 3½
Pacific South Division W L Pct. GB
Albuquerque (Rockies) 16 12 .571
Salt Lake (Angels) 16 13 .552 1
Las Vegas (Mets) 13 13 .500 2
El Paso (Padres) 12 14 .462 3
Memphis 7, Nashville 6
Iowa 13, Omaha 7
New Orleans 3, Round Rock 5
Colorado Springs 3, Oklahoma City 1
Salt Lake 6, Reno 1
Fresno 5, El 4
Tacoma 6, Albuquerque 1
Sacramento 5, Las Vegas 3
New Orleans at Round Rock, 5:05 p.m.
Memphis at Nashville,5:35 p.m.
Iowa at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs, 6:05 p.m.
Reno at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.
Fresno at El Paso, 7:05 p.m.
Tacoma at Albuquerque, 7:05 p.m.
Las Vegas at Sacramento, 8:05 p.m.
New Orleans at Round Rock, 12:05 p.m.
Fresno at El Paso, 1:05 p.m.
Iowa at Omaha, 1:05 p.m.
Memphis at Nashville, 1:05 p.m.
Reno at Salt Lake, 1:05 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs, 1:35 p.m.
Tacoma at Albuquerque, 1:35 p.m.
Las Vegas at Sacramento, 2:05 p.m.