The Salt Lake Bees' win streak got snapped at five games after an 11-10 loss to the Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Smith's Ballpark. The Bees, who had the tying run in scoring position in the ninth, were forced to settle for winning three of four in the series. They finished their eight-game homestand with six wins.
Iowa scored five first-inning runs, but the Bees rallied and tied the score twice.
Turning Point • Bees relief pitcher Greg Mahle gave up three runs in the top of the ninth as Iowa took control of what was a tie game. Iowa scored the three runs on four hits and one walk.
Bees MVP • Matt Williams had three hits, two runs scored and three RBIs, including a two-run double with two outs in the ninth to give the Bees a chance to tie it in their last at-bat.
Hidden Hero • Catcher Tony Sanchez came off the bench after catching all 11 innings on Saturday night to replace Carlos Perez. Perez suffered an injury sliding into second base in the first inning. Sanchez went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored and also threw out a runner trying to steal second.
Flashing Leather • Bo Way made a diving catch in center field with a runner on to end the sixth inning. Iowa took a one-run lead in that inning and was looking to add more.
Quoteworthy • "Coming off that series we had in Reno where we kind of got boat raced over there — to come home and do what we did, we can't let this game here sour what we accomplished over these last eight games," Bees manager Keith Johnson said.
Angel Angle • Angels infielder and former University of Utah standout C.J. Cron finished his rehab assignment on Saturday night. The Angels activated Cron on Sunday and optioned Jefry Marte to Salt Lake to make room on the roster.
What's next • The Bees go on the road for a four-game series against New Orleans starting on Monday.