The Salt Lake Bees won their third straight game Tuesday afternoon, demolishing the Nashville Sounds 13-4 in the final contest of an eight-game road trip.
The Bees (58-52) fell behind 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning, but tied the game in the top of the second on a Nashville throwing error that allowed Cesar Puello to score. Salt Lake then erupted for eight runs in the top of the third, with the onslaught including an RBI double by Rey Navarro, a two-run double by Nolan Fontana and a two-run home run by Eric Young Jr.
The Bees finished with 16 hits, including three each from Navarro, Puello and catcher Carlos Perez. Navarro and Fontana each had three RBIs.
Andrew Heaney, on a rehab assignment from the parent Los Angeles Angels, picked up the win on the mound for the Bees. He allowed three runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in five innings.
The Bees, who lead the Pacific Southern Division by two games over the second-place Albuquerque Isotopes, were off Wednesday. They opened an eight-game homestand Thursday night at Smith’s Ballpark against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in a game that was not complete at press time.
After four games against Colorado Springs, the Bees will host the Oklahoma City Dodgers for four games.