The Las Vegas Aviators belted six home runs en route to a 13-3 rout of the visiting Salt Lake Bees on Thursday night.
Salt Lake starter JC Ramirez, who was making his seventh Major League rehab assignment start from the Angels, surrendered four of the home runs, including back-to-back homers in the first inning that gave Las Vegas a 3-0 lead.
The Bees pulled to within one run with a run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Ty Kelly and a solo homer by Jose Rojas, his 18th of the season, in the third. The Aviators scored 10 runs from the fourth to the seventh to put the game out of reach. Salt Lake added a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Kaleb Cowart.
Ramirez (1-2) went five innings and allowed seven runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Salt Lake did have two sacrifice flies, but went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position. Rojas led the Bees with two hits, including a home run, and one run batted in to extend his hitting streak to seven games, while Brennon Lund added two hits, one of which was a double.