RENO, Nev. -- The top three batters in the Bees' order delivered eight hits and scored all of the Salt Lake runs, as they defeated the Reno Aces 7-2 on Saturday night to snap their six-game losing streak in PCL play.
Leadoff hitter Matt Long had three hits, including a home run to open up the third inning and give the Bees a 1-0 lead. Tommy Field added two hits and two runs scored, while Luis Jimenez chipped in with three hits, including a two run homer that put the Bees up 5-1 in the seventh, and three RBI.
Salt Lake starter Jarrett Grube (7-5) pitched six solid innings, as he allowed just one run on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Jeremy Berg, Dustin Richardson and Daniel Stange combined to allow just one run in three relief innings to close out the game.
Sunday, Matt Shoemaker tossed seven strong innings to help lead the Bees to 9-1 win over the Aces. Shoemaker (11-13) went seven innings and allowed just one run on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk, as Salt Lake picks up the 1,500th win in franchise history.
The Bees took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Scott Cousins tripled in one run and later scored on an error.
Andy Marte led the Bees with three hits and three RBIs. Long added three hits and one RBI, as he extended his on-base streak to 28 games. With the win, Salt Lake reduced their magic number for clinching the division title to four.