Bees MVP • Cron, who went 1 for 4, is now batting .368 in 10 games with the Bees.
Hidden Hero • Dustin Ackley went 2 for 4. He started the ninth inning with a single and scored on Cron's double.
Flashing Leather • Third baseman Kaleb Cowart charged a slow-rolling ball down the line, scooped it, transferred to his throwing hand and threw across the diamond on the run to get Tacoma's Tuffy Gosewisch for the second out of the seventh inning.
Quoteworthy • Cron on being back in Triple-A, "It's baseball. It's a little bit of business, a little bit of performance. I'm just trying to come down and maybe open some eyes again, and try to get back to where I know I can be and try to make it tough on the people making decisions."
Angel Angle • The Los Angeles Angels announced that two-time American League MVP and Angels center fielder Mike Trout suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb and will go on the disabled list. He'll undergo surgery and will likely miss six to eight weeks. Eric Young Jr. was called up from Salt Lake and inserted into the lineup for Sunday's game. Bees pitcher Parker Bridwell is reportedly also slated to join the major-league club and start on Tuesday. Bridwell made three starts (four games) for the Bees this season, and he went 2-1 with a 0.92 ERA with 19 strikeouts and two walks in 19 2/3 innings.
HISTORY LESSON • The Bees didn't enjoy much success against Tacoma in 2016. Tacoma won the season series between the teams, 13-3, Tacoma won six of the eight games in Smith's Ballpark last season.
What's next • The Bees will host Tacoma in the final game of their four-game series and the final game in the eight-game homestand on Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. in Smith's Ballpark.
American North W L Pct. GB
Colo. Springs (Brewers) 29 18 .617
Okla. City (Dodgers) 27 22 .551 3
Omaha (Royals) 27 23 .540 3½
Iowa (Cubs) 22 28 .440 8½
American South W L Pct. GB
Memphis (Cardinals) 32 20 .615
Nashville (Athletics) 24 24 .500 6
Round Rock (Rangers) 23 29 .442 9
New Orleans (Marlins) 18 33 .353 13½
Pacific North W L Pct. GB
Reno (Diamondbacks) 32 20 .615
Tacoma (Mariners) 30 20 .600 1
Fresno (Astros) 22 30 .423 10
Sacramento (Giants) 19 31 .380 12
Pacific South W L Pct. GB
Salt Lake (Angels) 28 24 .538
Albuquerque (Rockies) 27 24 .529 ½
El Paso (Padres) 24 27 .471 3½
Las Vegas (Mets) 20 31 .392 7½
Colorado Springs 6, Nashville 0
Memphis 6, Iowa 5
Omaha 10, Round Rock 8
Oklahoma City 11, New Orleans 1
Sacramento 11, Reno 3
Fresno 10, Albuquerque 3
Salt Lake 2, Tacoma 1
El Paso at Las Vegas, late
Iowa at Memphis, 11:05 a.m.
Tacoma at Salt Lake, 12:05 p.m.
El Paso at Las Vegas, 1:05 p.m.
Colorado Springs at Nashville, 4:05 p.m.
Colorado Springs at Nashville, 5:35 p.m.
Round Rock at Omaha, 5:35 p.m.
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Albuquerque at Fresno, 7:35 p.m.
Sacramento at Reno, 8:05 p.m.