Tucson starter Bear Bay allowed five hits over seven strong innings Thursday, and the Padres topped host Salt Lake 3-1, completing a four-game sweep of the Bees.
Tucson Padres pitcher Bear Bay advanced to the second round of a 64-person contest to determine the game's most magnificent name.
Bear Bay did not play for the BayBears. Had the Tucson Padres pitcher ever pulled over the navy and baby blue top of the Arizona Diamondbacks' Double-A Mobile team, there certainly would have been a tear in the great baseball-name continuum.
When the Tucson Padres snapped a season-long 10-game losing streak Sunday, right-hander Bear Bay had an extra reason to celebrate.