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DUNN, BRITO PROVIDE AMMO AS BUZZ GUN DOWN CANNONS

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After spending a month in the big leagues, Salt Lake Buzz first baseman Steve Dunn is making a strong bit to go back to the Show.

But Dunn isn't the only Buzzman to be swinging a big stick.One night after pounding 16 hits, the Buzz exploded for 19 to shellack the Calgary Cannons 13-4 at Foothills Stadium Friday night. It was Salt Lake's club-record fifth consecutive victory. The Buzz are now 32-30 and alone in second place in the PCL Northern Division with 10 games remaining in the first half. The Buzz trail division-leading Vancouver by one game.

Dunn has been on fire since rejoining the Buzz May 31. Friday he hit a double and a triple and drove in five runs. Since his return he is 16-of-33 for a .485 average. In the six games against Calgary this year, all since he returned to Salt Lake two weeks ago, Dunn has 12 RBI and four homers.

The only PCL player who is perhaps hotter than Dunn is teammate Bernardo Brito. The designated hitter has a 13-game hitting streak going and has eight multiple-hit games in a row. Friday he had four hits, including a three-run homer.

Then there's catcher/right fielder Tim McIntosh, who is second in the PCL with a .376 average. McIntosh continued his hot streak by going 2-of-5 with a double and three runs scored Friday.

As a team the Buzz are now hitting an incredible .311 for the season, by far the best in the league.

The game was actually close through seven innings Friday. The Buzz led 6-4 against the long-ball hitting Cannons but exploded for 10 runs in the final two frames.

Salt Lake starter Oscar Munoz struggled a bit and gave up two home runs - one each to Jerry Willard and Darren Bragg - but pitched well enough to earn the victory.

After two more games in Calgary the Buzz will return home to Franklin Quest Field for the final eight games of the first half. Salt Lake will face Vancouver in the first four games of that home series, so the Buzz control their own pennant chances.

Salt Lake will try to make it three in a row over the Cannons tonight - and six consecutive win overall - when it puts LHP Shawn Bryant (3-3, 6.45) on the hill against RHP Weston Weber (3-4, 5.68).