MONTGOMERY, AL – The Birmingham Barons (21-43) got late solo-home runs from Salvador Sanchez and John Shelby and beat the Biscuits (37-26) by a final of 4-2 on Monday at Riverwalk Stadium, snapping a five-game Biscuits win-streak.
Jacksonville's come-from-behind win over Mobile earlier means the Biscuits are now just a half-game ahead of the Suns with five games remaining in the first half of the season.
Matt Fields had broken a 94 at-bat homerless streak with a two-run shot to right in the sixth, tying the game at 2-2. But Sanchez led off the next frame with a bomb to left off Biscuits starter Alex Cobb (2-2) to retake the lead, and Shelby added insurance in the ninth by knocking the first homer of the season allowed by Matt Gorgen. It was the first earned run allowed by Gorgen in 21 appearances, ranging back to April 11th.