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PCL baseball: Salt Lake Bees beat Fresno Grizzlies 6-5 in 10 innings

Published April 16, 2017 12:09 am
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The Bees won the first game of their three-game series with the Fresno Grizzlies, 6-5, in 10 innings when Ryan LaMarre drew a walk-off walk with the bases loaded to force in Eric Young Jr. to score the game's winning run. Young went 3-for-6 with a stolen base and a run scored for the Bees.

Fresno's Colin Moran hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth to tie the score. It marked the second night in a row the Bees gave up a lead in the ninth inning.

Turning Point • The first three batters of the 10th inning reached base on a single and two walks, and LaMarre drew a walk on a 3-2 count to force in the winning run.

Bees MVP • LaMarre went 0 for 4, but he drew two walks including the biggest at-bat of the game in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Bees the win.

Hidden Hero • Shane Robinson went 2 for 3 with a walk and RBI. He also recorded an outfield assist from left field.

Flashing Leather • In the sixth inning, Robinson corralled a ball hit to the wall in left field and fired a throw to second base in time to catch Fresno's Tyler White in a rundown as he attempted to stretch it into a double.

Quoteworthy • "It took the right person at the right time to be able to go into a situation like that where they were going to be brutalized — not only physically but mentally and emotionally — and still come out on top and still play successfully," Bees outfielder Eric Young Jr. said of Jackie Robinson. "Throughout all that, he opened the door for a lot of African American players and, I believe, opened the door for Latin players as well."

Angel Angle • The Angels have platooned Jefry Marte and C.J. Cron at first base so far this season However, there could be a logjam when Luis Valbuena comes off the disabled list — he went on the 10-day DL on March 30 — that may necessitate either Cron or Marte being sent down to Triple-A. Neither started for the Angels on Saturday night with Albert Pujols playing first base and Mike Trout at designated hitter.

What's next • The Bees continue their three-game series with Fresno on Sunday afternoon. The 1:05 p.m. starts marks the first day game of the season at Smith's Ballpark.


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PCL Standings

American North W L Pct. GB

Colo. Springs (Brewers) 6 3 .667 —

Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 6 4 .600 ½

Iowa (Cubs) 5 5 .500 1½

Omaha (Royals) 4 5 .444 2

American South W L Pct. GB

Memphis (Cardinals) 6 4 .600 —

Round Rock (Rangers) 5 5 .500 1

New Orleans (Marlins) 4 6 .400 2

Nashville (Athletics) 3 7 .300 3

Pacific North W L Pct. GB

Sacramento (Giants) 5 4 .556 —

Tacoma (Mariners) 5 4 .556 —

Fresno (Astros) 5 5 .500 ½

Reno (Diamondbacks) 4 6 .400 1½

Pacific South W L Pct. GB

Albuquerque (Rockies) 6 4 .600 —

El Paso (Padres) 5 5 .500 1

Las Vegas (Mets) 5 5 .500 1

Salt Lake (Angels) 4 6 .400 2

Saturday's games

New Orleans 4, Omaha 2

Round Rock 7, Iowa 6

Colorado Springs 6, Nashville 1

Oklahoma City 8, Memphis 4

Tacoma 2, Albuquerque 0

Salt Lake 6, Fresno 5, 10 innings

El Paso 10, Reno 5

Las Vegas 4, Sacramento 1

Sunday's Games

Round Rock at Iowa, 12:08 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Nashville, 1:05 p.m.

Fresno at Salt Lake, 1:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Omaha, 1:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Memphis, 1:05 p.m.

Sacramento at Las Vegas, 1:05 p.m.

El Paso at Reno, 2:05 p.m.

Albuquerque at Tacoma, 2:35 p.m.




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