The Salt Lake Bees scored a tie-breaking run in the seventh inning and went on to a 9-8 victory over the Sacramento River Cats on Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento.
Taylor Ward led off with a double, advanced to third on a groundout and scored when Kaleb Cowart singled off of the right leg of Sacramento pitcher Steven Okert.
Salt Lake added a run in the ninth, as Ward doubled, moved to third on a balk and scored on a ground out by Justin Bour. The Bees would need that run, as the River Cats would score one run in the bottom of the ninth before Jake Jewell struck out Mike Gerber to end the game and record his third save of the season.
The Bees had jumped in front with a seven-run second inning that was capped off by a grand slam by Bour, the league-leading seventh bases loaded blast for Salt Lake this season, but Sacramento rallied to tie the game with five in their half of the second and two more runs in the fourth.
John Curtiss (2-0) earned the win for the Bees with two and one-third scoreless innings, allowing just one hit with three strikeouts and one walk. Jeremy Rhoades followed with two scoreless innings of his own