Salt Lake Bees pitcher Troy Scribner tossed five scoreless innings in his season debut, struck out seven and didn't give up a hit until there were two outs in the fourth inning to lead the Bees to a 4-3 win over the Sacramento River Cats in front of an announced crowd of 3,863 at Smith's Ballpark on Thursday night.
Three of the Bees' runs came in the second inning on an RBI double by Tony Sanchez and RBI singles by Matt Williams and Eric Young Jr. They added a run in the fifth after Kaleb Cowart walked, advanced on a hit by pitch, stole third base and scored on a Rey Navarro sacrifice fly.
TURNING POINT: Sacramento rallied to score three runs in the eighth on a three-run home run by Christina Arroyo to make it a 4-3 with one out. Bees relief pitcher Greg Mahle bounced back to retire the next two batters to hold onto the lead.