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Freddy Sandoval's leadoff home run in the eighth inning snapped a 3-3 tie to help send the Salt Lake Bees to a 5-3 win over the Portland Beavers on Monday afternoon. Salt Lake had taken a 3-2 lead in the seventh on a two run blast by Sean Rodriguez, but Portland tied it with three straight singles in the top of the eighth. Sandoval put the Bees back in front as he deposited a 1-0 pitch from the Beavers' Adam Bass just inside the right field foul pole. Salt Lake would get some insurance on a run scoring double by Brandon Wood.
Alex Serrano (2-0) gave up one run in two innings of relief for the win. Jose Arredondo earned his fifth save in as many opportunites, but not before he gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases with one out. Arredondo escaped the jam by inducing Matt Antonelli to ground into a game ending double play. Kendry Morales had two hits to lead the Bees, who have opened the season with eleven wins in their first twelve games.