Bees MVP • Sanchez went 2 for 4 with a walk, his first home run of the season, four RBIs and a run scored. After batting just .167 in April, he batted .300 in May and .333 in June coming into Friday night. He went 9 for 19 during the homestand.
Quoteworthy • "I was terrible the first two months of the season, but that's baseball," Sanchez said. "Hitting is hard. I just stuck with it, you know, stayed in the cage, worked. I made a couple adjustments that have allowed me to get to a some more pitches that I was missing earlier in the season, and it's paying off for me."
Angle Angle • Fister dominated through the first four innings of his start. He faced one more than the minimum during that stretch and Reno didn't hit a ball in play out of the infield. However, he gave up four runs in the fifth and another in the sixth without recording an out. He left with two men on in the sixth. Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Huston Street joined the Bees as part of a rehab assignment on Friday. He worked a scoreless inning of relief.
History lesson • The Bees celebrated Frank Layden Night on Friday. They gave out 2,000 bobblehead dolls in his likeness. Layden, the former Utah Jazz coach and longtime member of the team's front office, also threw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. Layden won 277 games in as the coach of the Jazz from the 1981-82 season through the early part of the 1988-89 season.
Next • The Bees will head on the road for their next eight games. They'll start in Tacoma on Saturday night at 8:05 p.m (MDT), where Seattle Mariners ace and former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez is scheduled to make a rehab start.
American North W L Pct. GB
Colorado Springs (Brewers) 38 27 .585
Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 36 29 .554 2
Omaha (Royals) 34 31 .523 4
Iowa (Cubs) 28 40 .412 11½
American South W L Pct. GB
Memphis (Cardinals) 41 26 .612
Nashville (Athletics) 34 31 .523 6
Round Rock (Rangers) 33 35 .485 8½
New Orleans (Marlins) 23 43 .348 17½
Pacific North W L Pct. GB
Reno (Diamondbacks) 42 26 .618
Tacoma (Mariners) 35 30 .538 5½
Fresno (Astros) 32 35 .478 9½
Sacramento (Giants) 25 40 .385 15½
Pacific South W L Pct. GB
Salt Lake (Angels) 37 31 .544
Albuquerque (Rockies) 33 33 .500 3
El Paso (Padres) 33 34 .493 3½
Las Vegas (Mets) 27 40 .403 9½
Round Rock 5, New Orleans 4
Memphis 1, Colorado Springs 0
Nashville 7, Iowa 1
Omaha 10, Oklahoma City 6
Salt Lake 13, Reno 5
Fresno at Albuquerque, late
Tacoma at El Paso, late
Sacramento at Las Vegas, late
Memphis at Round Rock, 5:05 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs, 6 p.m.
New Orleans at Nashville, 6:05 p.m.
Omaha at Iowa, 6:08 p.m.
Albuquerque at Sacramento, 8:05 p.m.
El Paso at Fresno, 8:05 p.m.
Las Vegas at Reno, 8:05 p.m.
Salt Lake at Tacoma, 8:05 p.m.