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Despite recording 10 hits on the night, the Bees managed to push across just two runs, and lost the opening contest of a four-game series to the Nashville Sounds 3-2. Salt Lake stranded five runners on third base, including the potential tying run in the eighth inning in Kyle Kubitza.
Turning Point • A leadoff single in the eighth inning to Sounds' shortstop Chad Pinder came back to bite the Bees as third baseman Renalto Nunez drove a ball down the right-field line for a stand-up RBI double and scored what proved to be the game-winning run.
Bees MVP • First baseman Jefrey Marte was stellar at the plate, going 3-for-4 on the night with a single, double and solo home run in the third inning. It marked just the second home run the Bees have hit in the past 12 games.
Hidden Hero • With the game tied at 2 in the sixth inning and the go-ahead run in scoring position for the Sounds, relief pitcher Cody Satterwhite notched back-to-back strikeouts of Ryon Healey and Matt Olson to end the threat.
Flashing Leather • Bees shortstop Ryan Jackson was responsible for all three outs in the seventh inning, making two nice scoops on difficult hops off balls hit by Rangel Ravelo and Joey Wendle to rob them of base hits.
Angel Angle • Bees starting third baseman Kaleb Cowart was recalled to the Los Angeles Angels this week. Cowart was batting .303 and is the team leader in RBI's (27) and doubles (13).
History Lesson: • On May 27, 2000, the Salt Lake Buzz score nine runs in the third inning en route to a 15-2 win over Edmonton. Fourteen batters came to the plate, with Todd Walker collecting two hits and two RBIs, while Casey Blake and Chad Allen each get an RBI single and a walk in the inning.
What's Next • Salt Lake Bees (25-21) LHP Nate Smith (3-1, 3.47) versus Nashville Sounds (28-20) LHP Dillon Overton (3-4, 4.03)
American North W L Pct. GB
Omaha (Royals) 25 20 .556
Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 24 21 .533 1
Colorado Springs (Brewers) 19 24 .442 5
Iowa (Cubs) 19 26 .422 6
American South W L Pct. GB
Nashville (Athletics) 27 20 .574
Round Rock (Rangers) 25 21 .543 1½
Memphis (Cardinals) 19 25 .432 6½
New Orleans (Marlins) 19 27 .413 7½
Pacific North W L Pct. GB
Tacoma (Mariners) 29 18 .617
Reno (Diamondbacks) 23 23 .500 5½
Fresno (Astros) 21 25 .457 7½
Sacramento (Giants) 20 28 .417 9½
Pacific South W L Pct. GB
Salt Lake (Angels) 25 20 .556
El Paso (Padres) 25 21 .543
Las Vegas (Mets) 24 22 .522 1½
Albuquerque (Rockies) 22 25 .468 4
New Orleans 3, Tacoma 1
El Paso 3, Omaha 2
Round Rock 3, Reno 2
Iowa 6, Albuquerque 1
Nashville 3, Salt Lake 2
Colorado Springs at Fresno, late
Memphis at Las Vegas, late
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, late
Tacoma at New Orleans, 5 p.m.
El Paso at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
Reno at Round Rock, 6:05 p.m.
Albuquerque at Iowa, 6:08 p.m.
Nashville at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.
Colorado Springs at Fresno, 8:05 p.m.
Memphis at Las Vegas, 8:05 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 8:05 p.m.