SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Kaleb Cowart hit a two-run single in the fifth inning, leading the Salt Lake Bees to a 9-7 win over the Round Rock Express on Monday.

The single by Cowart came in the midst of a four-run inning and gave the Bees a 6-4 lead. Later in the inning, Roberto Pena hit an RBI single, driving in Cowart.

The Bees later tacked on a run in both the sixth and seventh innings. In the sixth, Matt Thaiss hit a solo home run, while Taylor Ward hit an RBI single in the seventh.

Round Rock saw its comeback attempt come up short after Anibal Sierra hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to cut the Salt Lake lead to 9-7.

Salt Lake starter Patrick Sandoval (2-2) picked up the win despite allowing four runs and six hits over five innings. Opposing starter Brandon Bielak (0-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after a rough outing in which he allowed five runs and four hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Taylor Jones doubled and singled, scoring two runs for the Express.


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