Sky Sox pitchers registered just one strikeout, but that didn't matter because the team's offense was firing on all cylinders. Colorado Springs notched 12 runs on 17 hits and held a 7-0 lead after the top of the second inning. Hernan Irribaren paced the offense by going 5-for-5/ DJ LeMahieu added three hits -- two of which were triples -- and three runs batted in. Charlie Blackmon also had three RBI, with a pair coming on an early two-run homer. Blackmon, Ben Paulsen, Corey Dickerson and Tyler Colvin each had two hits.
Cory Riordan picked up the win with three scoreless innings in relief of Jeff Manship, who allowed six runs on eight hits and a walk in three innings. Former Rockie Brad Hawpe went 1-for-4 with a double for Salt Lake, while another former Rockie -- Kip Wells -- started the game for the Bees and was lit up for seven runs on nine hits in two innings of work.
Chad Bettis allowed two runs on six hits in five innings without walking a batter and struck out four to pick up his second win of the season. Bettis only gave up two line drive hits, and induced seven ground ball outs. Joe Gardner and Isaiah Froneberger combined for four innings of scoreless relief to preserve the victory.
Kiel Roling hit a three-run homer as part of his 2-for-3, four-RBI evening. Kent Matthes doubled, walked and drove in a pair of runs while Kyle Parker singled, walked and scored twice.
David Dahl made his first appearances since returning to Asheville, and went 2-for-7 with a double, walk, RBI and two runs scored in a doubleheader sweep over Lakewood. Dahl is hitting .182 in three games. Tom Murphy hit his fifth and sixth home runs of the season for the Tourists, raising his average to .408. Rosell Herrera continued his strong bounceback season with a homer in the second game and is hitting .363 with five round-trippers.
Both starters -- Benjamin Hughes and Jonathan Vargas -- were credited with victories despite being thoroughly hit around by the opposition. Raul Fernandez and Rayan Gonzalez were strong at the back end of the bullpen, though, with each notching a pair of strikeouts in clean seventh innings.
A+ Modesto: Off