Ryan, Shoemaker Lead Bees Past Beavers
PORTLAND, Ore. - Michael Ryan hit a three-run double in the first inning and Matt Shoemaker beat Portland for the second time in the last seven days as the Salt Lake Bees knocked off the Portland Beavers 5-2 at PGE Park Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, the Bees (57-54) kept pace with first-place Tacoma, which beat Reno 9-3 Tuesday to stay 4 1/2 games in front of Salt Lake.
Shoemaker (2-1), who beat the Beavers (42-69) back in Salt Lake six days prior, held Portland to one run on five hits while striking out five across 6 1/3 innings.
Terry Evans and Nick Gorneault added solo homers to provide the Bees with insurance runs.
Mike Baxter went 2-for-4 and Craig Stansberry and Chris Stewart drove in the Beavers' two runs as Portland outhit Salt Lake for the third straight game.
Cesar Carrillo (4-11) was handed his league-high 11th loss after allowing four runs on three hits and two walks.
In the top of the first, Carrillo gave up a leadoff double to Nate Sutton and issued a pair of two-out walks to Mark Trumbo and Hank Conger to set up Ryan's bases-clearing double of the center field wall.
Evans launched a 2-2 pitch from Carrillo in the fourth off the ivy in left field.
Cedric Hunter tripled in the sixth and scored on Stansberry's single up the middle.
Down 4-1, the Beavers put together a threat in the seventh, getting runners on first and second before former Beaver Gabe DeHoyos got Stewart to ground into an inning-ending double play.
Gorneault took reliever Greg Burke deep in the ninth for his fourth home run.
Ryan Houston allowed an RBI single to Chris Stewart in the ninth, then struck out pinch-hitter Wily Mo Pena with two men on to end the game.
The Beavers begin a four-game series in Omaha Wednesday night. First pitch is slated for 5:05 p.m. (Pacific).
NOTES: Right-hander Chase Marona made his Triple-A debut by pitching two scoreless innings for the Beavers. He was drafted in June and was called up from Class A Eugene over the weekend ... Carrillo has not won since May 18, a span of 14 starts ... the Bees won the season series 11-5 against Portland ... Evans and Gorneault share the Bees' franchise record with 118 career extra-base hits ... Beavers pitchers have allowed just 10 hits in the last three games (25 innings).
Beavers Game File TUESDAY'S GAME: Salt Lake 5, Beavers 2 WINNING PITCHER: Shoemaker (2-1) LOSING PITCHER: Carrillo (4-11) SAVE: None HOME RUNS: Evans (13), Gorneault (4) WEDNESDAY'S GAME: Portland (Cory Luebke: 2-0, 3.81) at Omaha (Anthony Lerew: 5-3, 3.16), 5:05 p.m. (Pacific); tape-delayed audio broadcast on Freedom 970 AM and www.portlandbeavers.com at 7 p.m. Follow the Beavers on Twitter (www.twitter.com/PortlandBeavers) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/OfficialPortlandBeavers).
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