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Despite recording seven hits in game one of a doubleheader between the Salt Lake Bees and Albuquerque Isotopes, the home team would fail to capitalize on any of them. Stranding 11 baserunners, the visitors stole game one 1-0. The Bees would respond in the nightcap with five runs, highlighted by a Ji-Man Choi three-run home run to salvage the split, 5-3.
Turning Point • Albuquerque's leadoff batter would reach base safely in four of the first five innings in the nightcap, only to come away empty handed. By the time the Isotopes scored, the Bees were ahead 5-0.
Bees MVP • Newly acquired Johnny Giavotella made a splash in his return to Salt Lake. The third baseman went 3-4 in game two and accounted for three runs, scoring twice and driving in one. Giavotella played in 99 games for the Angels this season and was a PCL All-Star in 2011 with the Bees.
Hidden Hero • After surrendering a leadoff triple in the first inning of game two, Bees' starting pitcher Troy Scribner buckled down by striking out Pat Valaika and Brandon Barnes consecutively. He then induced a pop up of Jordan Patterson.
Flashing Leather • In game one, shortstop Brendan Ryan made a lengthy run to shallow center to collect a sharply hit ground ball by Jordan Patterson. Ryan scooped it up, leapt into the air, and fired a bullet to first. Not only did he record the out, but more importantly prevented Pat Valaika from scoring from second.
Quoteworthy • "I'm just trying to get into a good rhythm and get my conditioning up," Choi said. "I wasn't focused on hitting a home run, but that always feels good."
Angel Angle • Skipper Mike Scioscia's lineup card was full of Bees against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. With Mike Trout and Albert Pujols given off days, Kole Calhoun was the lone player who hadn't suited up in a Salt Lake uniform this season.
History Lesson • On Aug. 31, 2005, the Stingers rally for four runs in the eighth inning to edge Colorado Springs 6-5 for the 900th win in franchise history. Alberto Callaspo hits a two-run single to win the game.
American North W L Pct. GB
Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 76 60 .559
Colorado Springs (Brewers) 66 67 .496 8½
Iowa (Cubs) 63 75 .457 14
Omaha (Royals) 57 78 .422 18½
American South W L Pct. GB
Nashville (Athletics) 82 57 .590
Round Rock (Rangers) 69 69 .500 12½
New Orleans (Marlins) 67 69 .493 13½
Memphis (Cardinals) 63 74 .460 18
Pacific North W L Pct. GB
Tacoma (Mariners) 77 60 .562
Reno (Diamondbacks) 74 64 .536 3½
Fresno (Astros) 70 67 .511 7
Sacramento (Giants) 66 72 .478 11½
Pacific South W L Pct. GB
El Paso (Padres) 72 65 .526
Albuquerque (Rockies) 67 70 .489 5
Las Vegas (Mets) 66 72 .478 6½
Salt Lake (Angels) 61 76 .446 11
Iowa 10, Nashville 1
Albuquerque 1-3, Salt Lake 0-5
Round Rock 7, Omaha 3
Colorado Springs 11, New Orleans 3
El Paso 5, Las Vegas 0
Fresno at Tacoma, late
Reno at Sacramento, late
Memphis at Oklahoma City, ppd.
Iowa at Nashville, 5:35 p.m.
Memphis at Oklahoma City, 6:05 p.m.
Round Rock at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
New Orleans at Colorado Springs, 6:35 p.m.
Albuquerque at Salt Lake, 7:05 p.m.
Las Vegas at El Paso, 7:05 p.m.
Fresno at Tacoma, 8:05 p.m.
Reno at Sacramento, 8:05 p.m.