(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver, BC) - An eight run outburst in the fifth inning by the Spokane Indians was more than enough against the Vancouver Canadians on Monday night, as the Indians picked up their first win of the year when they beat the C's 10-1 during the home opener at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The Indians took the lead in the fourth inning when a single by RF Ryan Cordell put them up 1-0. Spokane then took command in the fifth when they got to C's LHP Bobby Brosnahan, knocking him out of the game after he allowed seven hits and five runs.
Vancouver's RHP Tim Brechbuehler couldn't stop the damage, as he allowed three runs and four hits, the biggest being a three-run triple by 1B Cam Schiller. Overall, the Indians sent 15 hitters to the plate in the fifth inning and scored eight runs.
The C's only offence came in the eighth inning when OF Nico Taylor scored on a wild pitch after hitting a leadoff triple. Indians starter RHP David Ledbetter shut down Vancouver over the first three innings, and the bullpen followed his lead. In total, Spokane pitchers allowed only five hits and struck out 12.
Vancouver's pitching settled down after the big inning, as RHP Alvido Jimenez, RHP Markus Brisker, RHP Justin James and RHP Brandon Dorsett combined to allow only three hits and one run over four innings of work.
With the loss, Vancouver falls to 1-3 (.250) on the 2013 season, while Spokane picked up their first win of the season to move to 1-3 (.250).
Indians 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 1
Canadians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
WP: Travis Dean (1-0)
LP: Bobby Brosnahan (0-1)
Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
For the complete box score from Monday night's loss to Spokane, please visit www.canadiansbaseball.com.
Game two of the three game series with Spokane goes tomorrow night in Vancouver at 7:05 pm. RHP Colton Turner will take the mound for the C's and attempt to halt their three game losing streak, while the Indians will counter with RHP Kelvin Vasquez.
Fans can purchase tickets to either Tuesday's game (7:05pm) or Wednesday's Power Smart 'Nooner (1:05pm) by calling 604.872.5232 or by visiting the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office at 4601 Ontario Street. Tuesdays' contest can also be listened to live on TEAM1040 Sports Radio.
For more information, please contact:
Rob Fai, Assistant General Manager
778 552-0427 / firstname.lastname@example.org