The Salt Lake Bees scored six runs over the last two inning to rally for a 7-2 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Wednesday night.
Salt Lake trailed 2-1 and had managed only two hits through seven innings, but Nolan Fontana led off the eighth with a double to right. He stole third and scored the tying run, as Sherman Johnson singled to left through the pulled in infield. David Fletcher followed with an infield single with pitcher Pat Light throwing the ball away to put runners at second and third with no outs. Shane Robinson drilled the first pitch he faced into the right field corner for a two run double to put the Bees ahead to stay. Robinson would later score on a wild pitch. Salt Lake added two runs in the ninth on RBI singles by Johnson and Robinson. The final run scored by Johnson was the 20,000th in franchise history.
Jason Gurka (3-1) retired the only batter he faced in the seventh inning to earn the victory with Brooks Pounders and Eduardo Paredes working a scoreless eighth and ninth, respectively. Angels starter Garrett Richards, who is on a major league injury rehab assignment, tossed two scoreless innings and gave up five hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Daniel Wright replaced Richards and went four and two-third innings and allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and one strikeout. Robinson led the Bees with two hits and three runs batted in, while Johnson added two hits and two RBI. The win was the Bees' league leading 12th of the season when trailing after seven innings.
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