Kyle Drabek pitched into the seventh inning, and Ryan Shealy highlighted the 51s’ five-run fourth inning with a three-run homer in Las Vegas’ 10-1 Pacific Coast League win over the Salt Lake Bees on Wednesday in Salt Lake City.
Drabek (4-3), who had a 7.34 ERA in his previous eight starts, limited the Bees (59-73) to one run on eight hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings, striking out two. Relievers Sean Henn, Scott Richmond and David Johnson blanked Salt Lake on one hit in the final 2 1/3 innings.
Ricardo Nanita and Jason Lane hit RBI singles in the fourth before Shealy launched his eighth homer of the season.
Lane, who finished 4-for-5, hit a two-out RBI triple in the fifth after Nanita doubled. Shealy, Nanita, Ryan Budde, Manny Mayorson and Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits apiece for the 51s (64-68), who had a 16-9 edge in hits.
Mayorson’s two-out, three-run double in the seventh inning capped the scoring.
Bees starter Ronald Bay (8-9) gave up seven runs on 12 hits and one walk in six innings. He struck out four.
Salt Lake scored in the fifth inning on two walks and Paul McAnulty’s two-out RBI single. Efren Navarro had a triple and a double among his three hits for the Bees.
The loss guaranteed Salt Lake its third sub-.500 season in the franchise’s 18-year history.