The Salt Lake Bees hit three home runs in a game for the first time this season — each one leading off an inning — and they scored the first four runs of the game on their way to an 8-4 win over the Tacoma Rainiers in front of an announced 10,316 at Smith's Ballpark on Saturday night. The game was the first of a four-game Memorial Day weekend series. Every player in the starting lineup for the Bees had at least one hit.
Eric Young Jr., who has now reached base in 24 consecutive games, Rey Navarro and Matt Williams each hit home runs for the Bees, while catcher Carlos Perez went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs. All four of the Tacoma runs came after the sixth inning, but the Bees lead didn't shrink to fewer than two runs. The Bees used five pitchers, including major league rehabber Huston Street.