Jeff Carter's third RBI of the game, a ninth-inning single, gave the Salt Lake Buzz a 6-5 victory over the Vancouver Canadians Tuesday night.
The Buzz led 3-0 after four innings as Carter had two RBI singles in the third and Bernardo Brito hit a solo home run in the fourth inning off Canadians' starting pitcher Shad Williams.Vancouver replied with a four-run rally in the fifth and added another run in the seventh to take a 5-3 lead. But the Buzz scored three unanswered runs over the final two innings to regain the lead.
Salt Lake reliever Bill Wissler evened his record at 3-3 with the victory. Kevin Campbell shut down the Canadians in the ninth for his seventh save. Reliever Mike James, 5-3, took the loss.
Tucson 4, Tacoma 0
At Tacoma, Wash., Tucson designated hitter Juan Guerrero hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead the Toros to a victory.
Guerrero hit both his home runs off Tacoma starter Russ Brock. They came in the second and fourth innings, each time with Phil Nevin on base. The first time Nevin walked, the second time he got on with an infield single.
Right-hander Craig McMurtry earned his fourth win.
Calgary 7, Phoenix 3
At Scottsdale, Ariz., Torey Lovullo went 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored to help Calgary to a win over Phoenix.
Jerry Willard had a solo home run and a two-run triple for the Cannons. Calgary had eight hits, seven of which were for extra bases, as they handed Phoenix a fifth straight loss.
Eric Plantenburg (1-3) allowed two runs on six hits in five innings, striking out five and walking two. Jeff Nelson got his seventh save.
Dan Carlson (5-5) was saddled with his third straight loss.
Mark Leonard and Steve Hecht each had two hits for Phoenix.
Las Vegas 6, Colorado Springs 4
At Las Vegas, Ray McDavid and Melvin Nieves each hit a home run and drove in three runs to lead Las Vegas.
Denny Harriger picked up the win, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out two in the sixth inning to improve to 4-6. He was relieved by Jeff Innis in the seventh. Innis pitched two scoreless innings, while Mike Draper pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 11th save.