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Saturday night's loss to Las Vegas was Salt Lake's ninth consecutive home defeat, a new franchise record.

The 7-5 loss to the 51s (67-68) also tied the team mark for total home losses in a season at 40, set in 2004.

It's been a strange season for the Bees (59-76), who have played much better on the road, compiling a 32-36 mark away from Spring Mobile Ballpark. Salt Lake manager Keith Johnson was at a loss to explain the reasons.

"There's been years when we've been 20 games over .500 at home and couldn't win the road," he said.

"Every group is different.

The loss, cemented in the seventh by Ryan Shealy's monster two-run home run that nearly landed on Main Street, was also Salt Lake's 11th in 13 games.

Salt Lake had trailed by two before Freddy Sandoval launched a two-run homer, scoring Gil Velazquez, in the fourth. However, with two outs and two on in the eighth, Sandoval grounded to first.

Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Salt Lake had pushed two runs across and had Jeff Baisley at the plate. Baisley, who leads the Bees with 97 RBIs, tapped weakly to the pitcher.

Rare company

Salt Lake outfielder has reached a milestone that had happened only once before in the Triple-A era, which began in 1958. Moore is only the second player to have at least 15 or more home runs (15), doubles (23), triples (16) and steals (19) in a season.

Former San Francisco Giants star Jack Clark did it for Phoenix in 1976.

Pioneer League

Raptors 5, Ospreys 1 • Justin Boudreaux's three-run homer in the fifth inning helped host Ogden beat Missoula.

Owlz 5, Brewers 1 • In Orem, Ryan Jones hit two doubles and scored twice as the Owlz beat Helena. —


R Las Vegas hits three home runs that account for five runs.

• Salt Lake's Freddy Sandoval ties the game in the fourth with a two-run homer.