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Rainiers use long ball to rally past Salt Lake Bees

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma used three home runs in the fifth inning to score five runs and rally for a 7-3 win over the Salt Lake Bees on Monday night.

The Rainiers trailed 2-0 and did not have a hit off Salt Lake starter Barry Enright when Joe Dunigan drilled a home run to right field to cut the Bees' lead in half.

The next two batters walked and after a fielder's choice left runners at first and third, Alex Liddi lined a 1-1 pitch over the wall in left center to put Tacoma in front.

Three pitches later, Carlos Peguero homered to right center to cap off the inning. Luis Rodriguez got one of the runs back in the sixth with his third home run of the season, but that would be as close as the Bees would get, as the Rainiers added single runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Enright (1-1) took the loss, as he went 52/3 innings and allowed six runs on just four hits with seven strikeouts and five walks.

Bees' pitchers combined to strike out 12, but they walked 10.

Offensively, Efren Navarro led the Bees with three hits, while Jimmy Swift added two hits.