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Beavers snap four-game losing streak with offensive onslaught

July 30, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Portland Beavers News Release

SALT LAKE CITY - Craig Cooper's three-run home run highlighted a seven-run sixth inning, Luis Durango was 4-for-6 and scored four runs and the Portland Beavers totaled 20 hits as they avoided a four-game sweep with a 14-10 win over the Salt Lake Bees at Spring Mobile Ballpark Friday night.

Cooper, Cedric Hunter and Mike Baxter had three hits and Hunter drove in three runs as the Beavers (40-66) scored 13 or more runs for the third time on the eight-game road trip.

Former Beaver Paul McAnulty led the Bees (54-52) with three hits, and homer and three runs scored, Mark Trumbo homered and drove in three runs and Peter Bourjos hit an inside-the-park two-run homer.

Cory Luebke (2-0) won despite having his first rough outing in four Triple-A starts, allowing eight runs (5 earned) on nine hits across five innings.

Barret Browning (2-1) gave up seven runs on eight hits in three-plus innings of relief. He struck out five.

The teams exchanged single runs in the first and Portland scored two in the top of the second before Salt Lake responded with three in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Nate Sutton and Bourjos's inside-the-park home run to center field.

Trumbo and Sutton hit RBI singles in the third to put the Bees up 6-2.

After Kyle Phillips and Josh Barfield drove in a run apiece for the Beavers in the top of the fifth, McAnulty and Trumbo went back-to-back off Luebke to lead off the bottom of the frame.

The Beavers sent 10 men to the plate while turning an 8-5 deficit into a 12-8 as the first seven batters of the sixth inning scored. Dusty Ryan was hit by a pitch before Portland rattled off five straight singles by Durango, Hunter, Baxter, Wily Mo Pena and Barfield. Cooper's third blast in the last two games capped the inning.

In the seventh, Terry Evans knocked in McAnulty with a triple and scored on Sutton's groundout to make it 12-10.

Hunter gave Portland insurance in the ninth by connecting on a two-run shot, his first career Triple-A home run.

Starter Tim Kiely gave up five runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings for Salt Lake.

The Beavers and Bees head to Portland to start a five-game series at PGE Park Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. (Pacific).

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